A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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EAD version 2002 finding aid created in
XMetaL 4.5 by Hilary Morrish,
Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Boothe, Nancy N.
Nancy N. Boothe
1980-2009 [bulk 1990-1997]
6 linear ft. (in
Organization of the Papers
Organized into one straight series:
Series I. Documents & Reference Materials
Series II. Art, Artifacts and Textiles
Scope and Content of the Papers
The Nancy N. Boothe papers, 1980-2009 [bulk 1990-1997], are composed
of articles, notes, reports and a wide variety of feminist publications. Much
of the material documents the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women, which Ms.
Boothe attended as Executive Director of Atlanta's Feminist Women's Health
Center. Artifacts, artwork and textiles relate to the conference and to other
women's and health issues.
Biography of Nancy N. Boothe
Born in Battles Wharf, Alabama (1948), Nancy N. Boothe graduated from
the University of South Alabama as a registered nurse (1971). She received a
B.S. in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia (1976), and a master's
degree in Counseling from Troy State University [Florida Region] (1981). Boothe
served in the U.S. Nurse Corps in the U.S. and Korea (1970-1984), and worked as
clinical director and consultant at a number of health facilities in Louisiana
and Florida. She became Executive Director of the Atlanta Feminist Women's
Health Center in 1994. In 1995, she attended the Fourth World Conference on
Women in Beijing, China, where she taught the workshop, "GYN Self-Help." Boothe
has served on the boards of All Women's Health Services in Portland and Eugene,
Oregon; the Sexual Assault Center, Atlanta, Georgia; and the Jeanette Rankin
Foundation, Athens, Georgia. She is also a member of the Feminist Majority
Foundation's "Women's Commission for Congressional Oversight" and A.P.D.
Citizen Review Panel.
History of the Feminist Women's Health Center
Founded in California in 1971 by Carol Downer (1933-) and Lorraine
Rothman (1932-2007), the Feminist Women's Health Center was established to
empower women through self-knowledge, education and self-help groups. The
Atlanta Feminist Women's Health Center was established in 1977. Its mission is
to "provide accessible, comprehensive gynecological healthcare to all who need
it without judgment. As innovative healthcare leaders, [they] work
collaboratively within [their] community and nationally to promote reproductive
health, rights and justice. [They] advocate for wellness, uncensored health
information and fair public policies by educating the larger community and
empowering [their] clients to make their own decisions."
History of the Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for
Equality, Development and Peace, 1995
The United Nations convened the Fourth World Conference on Women,
September 4-15, 1995, in Beijing, China, with a Platform for Action that aimed
at achieving greater equality and opportunity for women. Three previous World
Conferences were held in Mexico City (International Women's Year, 1975),
Copenhagen (1980) and Nairobi (1985). 189 governments and more than 5,000
representatives from 2,100 non-governmental organizations participated in the
Beijing Conference. The principal themes were the advancement and empowerment
of women in relation to women's human rights, women and poverty, women and
decision-making, the girl-child, violence against women and other areas of
concern. The resulting documents of the Conference are The Beijing Declaration
and Platform for Action. The U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women manifested a
global women's movement for change and has been called "the Woodstock of the
The World Conference on Women was also accompanied by an informal
meeting (August 30-September 8) of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). This
NGO Forum on Women, Beijing '95, brought together thousands of women from
around the world to exchange information and ideas, celebrate women's
achievements and contributions and draw attention and develop solutions to
discrimination facing women world-wide.
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.
Boothe, Nancy N.
Feminist Women's Health
NGO Forum on Women,
NGO Forum on Women,
Beijing '95 (1995 : Huairou Xian, China)
World Conference on Women
(4th : 1995 : Beijing, China)
Women --Social conditions
Huairou Xian (Beijing,
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in
departmental policies on reproduction.
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.
[item], [folder title], [series title], Nancy N. Boothe Papers, W079,
Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections and Archives,
Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Donated by Nancy N. Boothe, 2007.
Processed by Hilary Morrish, 2010.
Related materials in other repositories:
The records of the Atlanta Feminist Women's Health Center are housed at the
Sallie Bingham Center for Women and Culture, at Duke University.
Related materials in this repository: An
oral history with Nancy Boothe, dated July 3, 2007 forms part of the Activist
Women Oral History Project. Women's health and reproductive justice materials
can be found in the records of NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia (W072), Georgians for
Choice (W078) and Planned Parenthood Southeast (W084).
Separated material: During processing,
periodicals and books were separated to the Women's Printed Collection. See
List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the