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Cynthia W. Hlass:

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

1998



Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Morna Gerrard, October 2004.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Hlass, Cynthia W.
Title: Cynthia W. Hlass Papers
Dates: 1970-1976; undated
Quantity: 3.25 linear ft. in 8 boxes
Abstract:Cynthia Welch Hlass, real estate broker and former Atlanta NOW president was born in Kansas City, Missouri in1944. The Cynthia W. Hlass Papers, 1970-1976, are arranged under the following topics: Atlanta NOW, Georgia NOW, National NOW, NOW State Legislative Coordinator, Equal Rights Amendment, and Miscellaneous and consist of manuscript and printed materials documenting Hlass's participation in NOW, as well as efforts to ratify the ERA in Georgia.
Identification: W019
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Cynthia W. Hlass Papers, 1970-1976, are arranged under the following topics: Atlanta NOW, Georgia NOW, National NOW, NOW State Legislative Coordinator, Equal Rights Amendment, and Miscellaneous and consist of manuscript and printed materials documenting Hlass's participation in NOW, as well as efforts to ratify the ERA in Georgia. Material focuses on NOW national, state and local levels, and on Hlass's work in NOW as president (Atlanta chapter), board member (Atlanta chapter, 1974-1975), Legislative Coordinator (Georgia), International Feminist Committee member (1974-1975), and Compliance Coordinator (Southern Region, 1976). Other materials (news clippings, newsletters, publications, pamphlets, etc.) document the history of the ERA movement in Georgia (1970-1976). Additional subjects covered are women's rights, including Women's Liberation (1975-1976), feminist songs (n.d.), and the International Women's Year conference [Mexico City, 1975].


Biography of Cynthia Welch Hlass

Cynthia Welch Hlass, real estate broker and former Atlanta NOW president was born in Kansas City, Missouri in1944. She attended Northwestern University (Chicago, Illinois) two years during the early 1960s, then left to become an airline attendant. Hlass graduated from Mercer University [Atlanta, Georgia] in 1977 with a dual major in psychology and sociology. It was while she was finishing her degree at Mercer that she served as Atlanta NOW President (1973-1974) and as Legislative Coordinator (1974-1975) for Georgia NOW. Hlass was a real estate broker in Gwinnett County for over 30 years. She died March 3, 2003, in Little Rock, Arkansas.


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.

Cynthia W. Hlass, 1944-2003
National Organization for Women
Equal rights amendments
Feminism--Georgia

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], [series title], Cynthia W. Hlass papers, W019, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Cynthia W. Hlass via Joyce Durand, June 1997; 2004

Processing Information

Processed by Wesley J. Chenault, June 1998.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Transcript of an oral history with Hlass, conducted as part of the Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project in April 1997, is available in the Special Collections Department.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, periodicals and pamphlets were separated to the Women's Printed Collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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