Hi Aminat Sanusi,
Welcome to History Hub,
Click on link below for National Arhives information on the ERA.
If you need further assistance please do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you that was helpful. However, do you know where I can find copies of the official documents that the 38 states that ratified the equal rights amendment submitted to the National Archivist for their ratification?
Hi Aminat -- thank you for posting to History Hub!
You should be able to find the state ratifications of the Equal Rights Amendment within Record Group 11 -- General Records of the U.S. Government. There's a National Archives Catalog entry for unratified amendments. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And for a deeper dive into the background of ERA ratification, I recommend the Congressional Research Service report titled: The Proposed Equal Rights Amendment: Contemporary Ratification Issues (2019).
Thank you very much Sarah. I'm having trouble opening the records and seeing the information. Is there a tutorial on the National Archives page that will help me look through the record group?
Ratification documents from RG 11 are not digitized. The catalog entry will provide descriptive information, but to access the records you must contact the unit of the National Archives that has custody of the record group. In this case, I recommend contacting email@example.com. Please keep in mind, many reference services are suspended due to the coronavirus public health emergency: https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus
I hope this is helpful!