About Us

This website is a project of the Alice Paul Institute (API) in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. This site was first established in 1999, and authored largely by Roberta W. Francis, API's ERA Education Consultant and Founding Chairof the National Council of Women's Organizations' ERA Task Force upon which she served from 1999 to 2015. The site was gifted to the Alice Paul Institute in 2018 and was redesigned by Kathryn Elizabeth Colohan, Jillian Specter Williams, and Krista Joy Niles.

The Alice Paul Institute, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation based at Paulsdale in Mount Laurel, NJ, was established in 1984 as the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation. The founding group of dedicated volunteers kept Alice Paul’s papers intact after her death by raising funds to purchase them at auction and donating them to the Smithsonian Institution and the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College. They then took on the monumental challenge of buying and preserving Paulsdale, Alice Paul's birthplace, which became a National Historic Landmark in 1991. The API's principal mission is to increase public awareness of the life and work of Alice Paul (1885-1977), woman suffrage leader and author of the Equal Rights Amendment. The organization also promotes gender equality through educational programs and the development and empowerment of young women leaders.

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148 Hooton Road (Street) / P.O. Box 1376 (mailing)
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey 08054