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Elaine Hazleton Bolton:

A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
Fax: 404-413-2881


Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Morna Gerrard, 2005.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Bolton, Elaine Hazleton
Title: Elaine Hazleton Bolton papers
Dates: 1980-1981
Quantity: 3 linear ft. in 3 boxes
Abstract:Elaine Hazleton Bolton worked as a political activist in support of ERA ratification and began her political activism in the late 1970's by working as a legislative aid to Senator Virginia Shapard. The Elaine Hazleton Bolton Papers includes file documenting the Polly Bergen / National Business Council for the Equal Rights campaign, a necklace, two pinback buttons, a t-shirt and two scarves.
Identification: W039

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Elaine Hazleton Bolton Papers includes a file documenting actress and businesswoman Polly Bergen's Equal Rights Amendment campaign, sponsored by the League of Women Voters' National Business Council for the Equal Rights Amendment. Artifacts and textiles are comprised of a necklace, two pinback buttons, two scarves and a t-shirt

Biography of Elaine Hazleton Bolton

Elaine Hazleton Bolton was born in 1942 in Washington, D.C. She revceived her B.A. from the University of Puget Sound in Takoma, Washington, and her M.Ed. from the University of Georgia. Bolton has worked as a cryptographer for the Department of Defense, and in education, as a technology specialist, teacher and assistant principal. She was the founding director of the Program Challenge Center for gifted students (grades kindergarten through 5th grade), as well as the coordinator of the gifted education program for Griffin Spalding Schools, Griffin, Georgia. Additionally, Bolton’s professional involvement in education included serving as the president and treasurer of the Georgia Association for Gifted Children.

As well as being active in community organizations such as the Utility Club, the Griffin Area Arts Alliance, and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Volunteer Services, Bolton has also worked as a political activist in support of ERA ratification, beginning her political activism in the late 1970's by working as a legislative aid to Senator Virginia Shapard. By 1981, she was serving as the president of the League of Women Voters of Georgia. Bolton founded the Griffin, Georgia chapter of the LWV of Georgia and served as Chapter president, from 1998-1999. From 2000-2002, she was the Executive Director of the Macon Heritage Foundation, an historic preservation and neighborhood revitalization, non-profit organization in Macon, GA.

Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Bergen, Polly, 1930-
Bolton, Elaine Hazleton, 1942-
League of Women Voters--National Business Council for the Equal Rights Amendment.
Equal rights amendments.
Buttons (information artifacts).


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Administrative Information


[after identification of item(s)], Elaine Hazleton Bolton papers, W039, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Aquisition Information

Gift of Elaine Hazleton Bolton via Diane Fowlkes, 1999; Gift of Elaine Hazleton Bolton, 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by E. Lee Elzroth, January 2000, updated by Jacinta Godwin 2006.

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