Maria Getzinger Jones papers

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Maria Getzinger Jones:

A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

1997-2001



Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Morna Gerrard, October 2004.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Jones, Maria Getzinger
Title: Maria Getzinger Jones papers
Dates: 1946; 1967-1998 (bulk 1969-1985)
Quantity: 4.5 linear ft. in 9 document boxes, 2 artifacts boxes and oversize
Abstract:Maria Getzinger Jones' political activism and interest in equal rights originated in her work experiences, as well as from the inspiration of local and national feminists and activists. The Maria Getzinger Jones papers consists of artifacts (bumper stickers, jewelry, lapel pins, a letter opener, name tags, a paperweight, pinback buttons, a ribbon), graphic materials (photographs, postcards and posters), and manuscript materials (correspondence, news clippings, notes, printed materials and publications) related to Jones' activism and interest in equal rights and feminism, through organizations such as Atlanta NOW and CLUW.
Identification: W021
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Papers

Organized into seven series:
Series I. Labor union materials, particularly AFL-CIO and ITU, bulking 1973-1978
Series II. Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) 1973-1977
Series III. National Organization for Women (NOW), bulking in the period 1967-1977, with some materials from the 1980's and 1990's
Series IV. Women's organizations and events, most notably the International Women's Year and Day, 1970-2000
Series V. Subject files, the bulk of which focuses on the ERA, feminism, and women's issues, 1968-2000
Series VI. Women and religion, 1970-1978, with some materials dating from the 1980's and 1990's
Series VII. Personal, 1946; 1974; 1997-1998

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Maria Getzinger Jones papers consists of artifacts (bumper stickers, jewelry, lapel pins, a letter opener, name tags, a paperweight, pinback buttons, a ribbon), graphic materials (photographs, postcards and posters), and manuscript materials (correspondence, news clippings, notes, printed materials and publications) related to Jones' activism and interest in equal rights and feminism, through organizations such as Atlanta NOW and CLUW. Other issues related to women, ca. 1967-2000, and personal materials, starting in 1946, are also included.


Biography of Maria Getzinger Jones

Maria Getzinger was born in 1919 into a German-American family in Woodcliff, South Georgia, where her father owned a cotton farm. In 1936, after graduating from high school, she spent two years in Germany with her father's family, then returned to the United States where she lived for a year on the family farm. In 1939, she took her first job at the Curtis Printing Company in Atlanta, Georgia, where she met her future husband Charles Jones, and where she joined the International Typographical Union, the first non-discriminatory union that paid men and women the same salaries. In the late 1940's Jones and her husband transferred to the printing department of Park & Baird law firm in Los Angeles. Until her retirement in 1985, Maria Getzinger Jones worked in leading print shops such as Curtis, Stein, and Darby printing companies.

Raised a Roman Catholic, Jones joined the Unitarian Universalist Church. Her political activism and interest in equal rights originated in her work experiences, as well as from the inspiration of local and national feminists and activists. In the late 1960's Maria Jones became an early member of Atlanta NOW and was a founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). In the 1970's she served in various capacities and actively participated in conferences and events held by both NOW and CLUW and in 1974, she represented the International Typographical Union on the CLUW National Coordinating Committee. Maria Getzinger Jones continued to be active as a member of NOW and other feminist organizations, attending the 1998 and 2000 NOW conferences and taking part in the events surrounding the 150th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Declaration.


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.

Jones, Maria Getzinger, 1919-
Coalition of Labor Union Women
International Typographical Union
National Organization for Women
Georgia--Feminism

Restrictions

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

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], Maria Getzinger Jones papers, W021, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Maria Getzinger Jones, 1997; 1998

Processing Information

Processed by Lee Elzroth and processing staff, 1997-2001.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Related collections include the Janet Paulk collection (MSS# W020), the Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project Collection (MSS# W008), and the Jeffrey Gordon Jones collection (MSS# W009). See also video re CLUW's founding (MSS# W009)


Separated Material

Separated material: Some materials have been separated: Most books have been removed for cataloging and added to the Women's Book collection. Various pamphlets, periodicals and Ms. magazine, 1972-1977, were removed and added to the Women's Printed collections. A list of artifacts is available at the end of the finding aid.


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