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Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey:

A Guide to Her Papers 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

1995



Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Morna Gerrard, 2005.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Gibson-Ferrey, Dorothy
Title: Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey papers
Dates: circa 1968-1995 (bulk 1970-1983)
Quantity: 1 linear ft. in 2 boxes
Abstract: Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey was elected in 1972 as the first Chairperson of the re-formed Georgia Commission on the Status of Women, having served on the board of the Fulton County Department of Children and Youth and the Georgia Committee on Crime and Delinquency. The bulk of the collection relates to her service on the Georgia Commission on the Status of Women, 1971-1992, and her work on the Equal Rights Amendment and with ERA Georgia.
Identification: W007
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Gibson-Ferrey Collection is arranged under broad subject categories, including the names of organizations and issues, followed by artifacts. The bulk of the collection relates to her service on the Georgia Commission on the Status of Women, 1971-1992, and her work on the Equal Rights Amendment and with ERA Georgia.

Other material relates to Gibson-Ferrey's interest in the employment of women, and the Women's Movement, including clippings and articles, an article on suffragettes, a four-page biography of Martha Berry. Artifacts (buttons) relate to the ERA and political campaigns.


Biography of Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey

Dorothy Wiggins Gibson-Ferrey was born in New London, Connecticut in 1917. She attended Southern Seminary (Buena Vista, VA), and the University of San Diego. She was elected in 1972 as the first Chairperson of the re-formed Georgia Commission on the Status of Women, having served on the board of the Fulton County Department of Children and Youth and the Georgia Committee on Crime and Delinquency. She was a member of Mayor Andrew Young's Civilian Review Board from 1986 to 1989, and also served as a board member of the Council on Battered Women.


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.

Gibson-Ferrey, Dorothy, 1917-
Georgia Commission on the Status of Women.
Equal rights amendments--Georgia.
Feminism.
Women's rights.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey papers. Special Collections and Archives, W007, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dorothy Wiggins Gibson-Ferrey, October 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by E. Lee Elzroth, 1995.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: An oral history, dated May 9, 1996 forms part of the Georgia Women's Movement Oral History collection (MSS# W008)

An oral history, dated March 6,1995 forms part of the Jeff Jones papers (MSS# W009)


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