A Guide to Her Equity in Sports Act Collection at Georgia
State University Library
University Georgia State University Special Collections and Archives 100 Decatur St., SE Atlanta, GA 30303-3202 404-413-2880 Fax: 404-413-2881 firstname.lastname@example.org
June 18, 2009
EAD version 2002 finding aid created in
XMetaL 4.5 by Janet DeForest,
Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Benfield, Stephanie Stuckey,
Benfield Equity in Sports Act collection
1975-2007 [bulk 1999-2000]
.5 linear ft. (in
Benfield is the representative for the 85th District of the State of Georgia.
The collection documents her involvement in drafting and co-sponsoring the
Equity in Sports Act of 2000 in Georgia. The collection contains background
material consulted when drafting the legislation such as other states' laws and
reporting mechanisms, information and court cases about Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972, federal regulations regarding Title IX, and
numerous news articles and editorials about gender equity in sports. Also
included are meeting notes, promotional material, and letters of support from
Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Scope and Content of the Collection
The collection consists of background material consulted when
Representative Stephanie Stuckey Benfield drafted and co-sponsored the Equity
in Sports Act of 2000 in Georgia, such as other states' laws and reporting
mechanisms, information, court cases, and regulations about Title IX. Also
included are meeting notes, promotional material, mark ups of the bill, copies
of numerous news articles and editorials, letters of support from constituents
and others in government, letters from organizations affected by the
legislation, letters from legal counsel about specific provisions of the bill.
The collection contains the results of a survey of Georgia voters about the
issue of gender equity in sports and a small amount of materials about past
efforts in Georgia to pass legislation in the area.
Biographical and Historical Notes
Stephanie Stuckey Benfield is the representative for the 85th District
of Georgia. First elected in 1998, she is a native Georgian and the third
generation of her family to be in public service in Georgia. Representative
Stuckey Benfield has authored legislation to lower property taxes on seniors,
mandate equal treatment for girls' pubic school athletic programs, access to
medical records, and reform child custody law. She is a resident of Decatur, GA
and is married to Robert Benfield, Jr. They have two children.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive
federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs
and activities that receive federal funds. Under Title IX, Georgia public
schools were already required to provide equal sports opportunities for female
students. However, the Equity in Sports Act further solidified Title IX
requirements by providing for additional reporting and enforcement at the state
level. The Equity in Sports Act passed both the House and Senate in the Georgia
General Assembly, and Governor Roy Barnes signed the bill into law on March 15,
2000 and the law came into effect on July 1, 2000.
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.
Assembly. House of Representatives
Sex discrimination against
Sex discrimination in
Sports for women--Law and
United States. Education
Amendments of 1972. Title IX
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], Stephanie Stuckey Benfield Equity in Sports
Collection, W082, Archives for Research on Women and Gender, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia
State University, Atlanta.
Donated by Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, December 2007.