A Guide to Their Records at Georgia State University
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June 18, 2009
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Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Sisters of No Mercy (Performing
Sisters of No Mercy
.6 linear ft. (in
The Sisters of No Mercy,
feminist theater troupe, performed for more than three years in the early
1980s. Scripts, newsletters, newspaper clippings, research materials and
photographs make up the records of the Sisters of No Mercy's performances at
activist and feminist events in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Folders are alphabetically arranged.
Scope and Content of the Records
The Sisters of No Mercy Records contains a variety of material.
Member-marked scripts, promotional flyers, newspaper advertisement and articles
are foldered for the specific event for which they were created, when known.
The largest part of the collection is made up of over a dozen events at which
the Sisters of No Mercy appeared. Another interesting feature of the collection
is a folder of news articles on stories of the day related to women's issues,
perhaps collected as research for further material. Additional materials
include some performance notes, in many cases handwritten, news releases,
financial records and photographs. Collection also includes a video tape with a
brief excerpt of a performance and costume items.
History of The Sisters of No Mercy
The Sisters of No Mercy, also called The Atlanta Ad Hoc Women's
Theatre at one time, performed in Atlanta for more than three years in the
early 1980s. They appeared at benefits for groups as diverse as the Performing
Artists for Nuclear Disarmament and for the Atlanta Women's Union on
International Women's Day. The Sisters of No Mercy were a diverse group as to
lifestyle, sexual preference, work identity, age and political priorities.
Despite these differences, they promoted the power of women and used humor,
music and drama to encourage others to affirm their own strengths. The Sisters
of No Mercy developed most of their own material, a highlight being The Amazon
Broadcasting System, a "fictional feminist network of the future," which poked
fun at the television medium and the society it reflected.
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.
Sisters of No Mercy
Women in the
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], Sisters of No Mercy Records, W083, Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University,
Donated by Lesly Fredman (W2009-07), Eleanor Brownfield (W2009-08),
and Jesse Bathrick (W2009-09), February 22, 2009.
Processed by Jill Sweetapple, June 18, 2009.
Related materials in this repository:
EstroFest Productions, Inc. Records (W081)