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Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Tracy, Dorothy J.
Dorothy J. Tracy papers
1.5 linear ft.in 5 boxes
Dorothy J. Tracy, activist, author,
financial planner, and lobbyist, was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 1920.
The bulk of the Dorothy J. Tracy Papers, ca. 1967-1995, focuses on Tracy's
efforts to ratify the ERA in Georgia through such organizations as the League
of Women Voters of Georgia and Atlanta/Fulton, Georgians for ERA, and ERA
Georgia, Inc. [the former Georgia Council for ERA].
The bulk of the Dorothy J. Tracy Papers, ca. 1967-1995, focuses on
Tracy's efforts to ratify the ERA in Georgia through such organizations as the
League of Women Voters of Georgia and Atlanta/Fulton, Georgians for ERA, and
ERA Georgia, Inc. [the former Georgia Council for ERA]. The papers are
organized by General Correspondence, 1972-1992; Personal materials, 1967-1995;
and Speaking Engagements and Teaching, 1977-1987, followed by subject files
arranged alphabetically. Tracy's work for ERA ratification is documented mainly
through correspondence and printed material (newsclippings, newsletters, and
pamphlets) as well as artifacts. Tracy's activities in organizations such as
the AARP, 1986-1988; 1995, and the Atlanta Council for Children, 1979-1981; in
the business sector, 1977-1981; 1985; 1987; and in personal achievement, 1977;
1984; 1986-1994 are documented through award certificates, correspondence,
pamphlets, and printed materials.
Biography of Dorothy J. Tracy
Dorothy J. Tracy, activist, author, financial planner, and lobbyist,
was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in1920. She received a bachelor's degree in
economics from Georgia State University in 1967. Tracy's business acumen as a
financial planner is exemplified through her course development in Georgia
State University's Continuing Education Program (1978-1985); her writing of the
"ABC's of School Finance in Georgia" (1983); her work to originate the American
Association of Retired Persons' [AARP] Money Management Workshops for Women
(1987) which are taught nationwide; her roles on the task force of marital
property and taxes (1987-1988) with the League of Women Voters of Georgia
[LWV-GA]; and her work on the Georgia Lottery Study for the League of Women
Voters of Georgia (1991-1993).
As a long time member of the Atlanta/Fulton League of Women Voters,
Tracy was president from 1975-1977, chair of the Georgia lottery study from
1991-1993, and Legislative Coordinator for the 1993 legislative session. An
active participant in Georgia politics, Tracy was a lobbyist for the Atlanta
Council for Children, 1979-1981; and legislative aide to Representative Eleanor
Richardson, 1983-1990. She was legislative chair for the American Association
of University Women for Atlanta and Georgia, 1983-1987 and 1992; a member of
the Atlanta Civil Service Board, 1985-1994; and a board member for the Atlanta
Regional Community Task Force on the Elderly, 1988. In 1995 Tracy served as
chair of the AARP Legislative Committee.
Tracy has been honored with Outstanding Catholic Woman of Georgia from
the Archdiocese of Georgia, 1977; the Community Service Award from the Atlanta
Women's Chamber of Commerce, 1984; the Georgia Governor's Commendation, 1988;
the League of Women Voter's Eudora Rogers Award for outstanding service,
1992-1993; and the YWCA's Salute to Women of Achievement, 1998.
Tracy, Dorothy J.,
Equal rights amendments--Georgia
Georgia--Women in politics
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[item], [folder title], [series title], Dorothy J. Tracy papers, W014,
Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and
Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Gift of Dorothy Tracy, June 1996.
Processed by WJC, October 1997 (level 1); January 1999 (level 2).
Related materials in this repository: See
also the Jeffrey Gordon Jones Collection, 1993-1995 (MSS# W009), and the
Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection (MSS# W008).
Separated material: During processing,
some printed materials were removed for cataloging in the University Library's
General Collection and for the Women's Printed Collection.