Scrapbook documents the activities of the Raleigh Fine Arts Society between 1971 and 1976. Contents include newspaper clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, invitations, and brochures. Topics of particular focus include art exhibits sponsored by the Society held at the Olivia Raney Library, events held in support of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the partnership between the Society and the Executive Mansion and Mordecai, where many of the Society's members served as docents, and efforts to restore the carousel at Pullen Park. There is also information on tours the Society took of Charleston, S.C. and Washington, D.C., including a brochure about the group's lodgings, which was the Watergate Hotel. There are also many newspaper clippings that focus on the changing role of women in society in the early 1970s, particularly from a column titled "Today's Woman," in the News & Observer, and including discussions of the efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.





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