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Lynn Heglund ERA papers, 1983-1993.
Heglund, Lynn.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 331  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Heglund, Lynn.
Title : Lynn Heglund ERA papers, 1983-1993.
Physical Description : .25 linear ft.
Summary :

This collection consists mainly of Lynn Heglund's personal collection of newspaper clippings, newspapers, newsletters pertaining to the ERA or women in general and her speech following the defeat of the ERA. In this collection there are materials from the planning of the 1987 Vermont Women's State Fair, Heglund's notes on and her completed "after ERA" speech, articles from Vermont newspapers, and newsletters from women's foundations across the country. Also, there are newspaper clippings and programs on Heglund's and Amy Davenport's recognition as Montpelier BPW's Career Woman of the Year (1987 and 1988, respectively).

Biographical or historical data :

Lynn Heglund was born on August 22, 1952, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota. She received a Bachelor of Arts at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, in Political Science and Fine Arts and graduated in 1975. She received graduate and paralegal training from Woodbury Associates in Montpelier, Vermont, in 1975 and went on to earn her Masters in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She worked as the Executive Director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont from 1976-1979, as the Civil Rights Specialist at the Office of the Attorney General in Montpelier, Vermont, from 1979-1980. Heglund then worked as a development consultant and writer in residence at the Colony House and Dorset Theater in Dorset, Vermont, from 1982-1984. In 1984 she was appointed Executive Director of the Governor's Commission on Women and served until resigning in 1989.

The Governor's Commission on the Status of Women was created by an executive order of Governor Phillip Hoff in 1964. The mission of the commission was to create an environment in Vermont in which women and girls are able to achieve full citizenship rights, privileges and responsibilities. The commission had three main roles: public policy advisor, planner, and information clearinghouse for the Governor and the Legislature on issues pertaining to Vermont women. The Commission was redefined and renamed by Governor Madeleine Kunin in 1986. The Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in the state of Vermont in 1985 and after one year of campaigning for the amendment, it was defeated in 1986 by 6,100 votes.

Personal Subject : Heglund, Lynn.
Davenport, Amy.
Conference Subject : Vermont Women's State Fair 1st : 1987 : Barre, Vt.
Subject Term : Equal rights amendments Vermont.
Women Legal status, laws, etc. Vermont.
Women's rights Vermont.
Genre/Form : Clippings.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.