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A History Note


On July 12, 1984, nearly thirty years ago, Walter Mondale, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, announced that he had chosen Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his running mate. Ferraro, a daughter of Italian immigrants, had previously gained notoriety as a vocal advocate of women's rights in Congress.

Visit Special Collections and explore the many manuscript collections related to “Women and Politics.”  Here are just a few.

Sue Myrick Papers
Laura Frech Papers
Gladys Avery Tillett Collection
Minnie Stowe Puett Collection

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