Beth Judy collection of Girl Vigilantes records

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The Girl Vigilantes:

A Guide to Beth Judy's Collection 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

2010



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Morna Gerrard, June 2010.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Judy, Beth
Title:Beth Judy collection of Girl Vigilantes records
Dates: 1989-1992; undated
Quantity: .5 linear ft. (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:The Girl Vigilantes were an anonymous group of political activists in Atlanta, Georgia, who used images and action to draw attention to reproductive rights and other social issues.
Identification: W087
LanguageEnglish.

Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content of the Records

The collections consists of GIrl Vigilante campaign materials, strategy notes, news clippings, correspondence, one videocassette, and one photograph.


Biography of Beth Judy

Beth Judy, originally from the Chicago area, was born in 1961. She moved to Atlanta to work at the Centers for Disease Control in 1983 after receiving her undergraduate degree from Harvard College. In Atlanta she also worked as a publicist for the nonprofit music presenter Quantum Productions, did freelance publication services, and started writing. In 1992 she moved to Missoula, Montana, to attend the University of Montana graduate program in Creative Writing, receiving her MFA in 1995. In Missoula she continued freelance work; began writing, voicing and producing, in 1995, a radio show for Montana Public Radio called "The Plant Detective" about medicinal plants; and worked as a book editor for Mountain Press Publishing Company. Today she mostly writes for magazines and creatively, and continues her work in radio.


History of the Girl Vigilantes

The Girl Vigilantes were an anonymous group of political activists (men and women) in Atlanta, Georgia, who used images and action to draw attention to reproductive rights and other social issues. They specialized in public statements, usually visual, that combined powerful imagery, wit, and surprise.


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.

Judy, Beth
Girl Vigilantes
Pro-choice movement--United States
Women's rights--United States
Atlanta, GA:--feminism
photographs
stickers
videocassettes

Restrictions

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

Citation

[item], [folder title], Beth Judy Collection of Girl Vigilante Records, W087, Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Beth Judy, 2007

Processing Information

Processed by Morna Gerrard.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: A t-shirt with the "My Body is Mine" graphic, can be found in the Nancy N. Boothe Papers (W084?)


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