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Stephanie Stuckey Benfield:

A Guide to Her Equity in Sports Act Collection at Georgia State University Library

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

June 18, 2009

Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Janet DeForest, June 18, 2009.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Benfield, Stephanie Stuckey, 1965-
Title:Stephanie Stuckey Benfield Equity in Sports Act collection
Dates: 1975-2007 [bulk 1999-2000]
Quantity: .5 linear ft. (in 1 box)
Abstract:Stephanie Stuckey 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 constituents.
Identification: W082


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

Biographical Note

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.

Historical Note

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.

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.

Benfield, Stephanie Stuckey--Archives
Georgia. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Sex discrimination against women
Sex discrimination in sports
Sports for women--Law and legislation--Georgia
Sports--law and legislation--Georgia
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.

Administrative Information


[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.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, December 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Janet DeForest, June 2009.

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