A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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Encoded by Morna Gerrard, 2005.
Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey papers
circa 1968-1995 (bulk 1970-1983)
1 linear ft. in
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
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
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.
Georgia Commission on the
Status of Women.
Restrictions on 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.
[item], [folder title], Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey papers. Special
Collections and Archives, W007, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement
Archives. Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Gift of Dorothy Wiggins Gibson-Ferrey, October 1995.
Processed by E. Lee Elzroth, 1995.
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)