Most of these papers are records of Fran Crater’s work with the women’s movement in the first half of the 1970’s when the growth of the National Organization for Women (NOW) was countrywide, and when the work for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment was a major movement throughout the United States. Fran Crater, along with her mother-in-law Flora Trimmer Crater, whose work is also represented in these papers, were important organizers in the women’s movement and in NOW and ERA.
The papers measure 6.96 linear feet and comprise 5 series:
II. Personal and Biographical – information about Fran Crater and with information on the work and political career of her mother-in-law Flora Crater
III. Writings - student papers by Fran Crater and with articles and papers by others
IV. Subject Files - Abortion, Employment, ERA, NOW, and others. These files contain newspaper articles, correspondence, and general information
V. Publications –NOW Newsletters from Nashville and other chapters, and many other newsletters, newspapers, and government publications that came out of the Women’s movement.
In addition, Box 16 is a small collection of memorabilia.