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Judith Cormack :

A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University

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, 2005.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Cormack, Judith
Title: Judith Cormack papers
Dates: 1975; 1978; 1991-1992
Quantity: .25 linear ft. in 1 box
Abstract:Through her activities in NOW, Judith Cormack became a significant figure in the women's movement in Georgia, and nationally. One folder contains materials photocopied from originals in the possession of Judith Cormack, and includes letters written by, to, or concerning Cormack, some meeting minutes, and newsclippings.
Identification: W029
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Papers

One folder contains materials photocopied from originals in the possession of Judith Cormack, and includes letters written by, to, or concerning Cormack, some meeting minutes, and newsclippings. The items are arranged in chronological order.

Topics covered include the NOW split (1975), and specifically the 13-strong New Orleans meeting attended by Lightfoot, NOW co-founder Betty Friedan, and the president of NOW Legal Defense Fund, Mary Jean Tully, at which NOW's organizational changes and goals were discussed. Also covered is NOW's 25th anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C. on January 10, 1992, and Cormack's invitation, attendance and reaction to that meeting.

Other subjects covered are the donation of Cormack's NOW papers, 1972-1975, to the Schlesinger Library (1978); the January 1992 interview conducted with her on behalf of the Schlesinger Library and the interviewee's (Gene Boyer) connection with the University of Wisconsin--Madison Oral History Project; and 1992 NOW leadership.


Biography of Judith Cormack

Judith Gumpert [Lightfoot] Cormack was born 1937, in New York City. After marriage to her first husband, she moved to Australia and worked for IBM (1964 to 1968). Cormack moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1968 and continued working in the computer industry. Her involvement in the women's movement began in 1969 when she joined the newly-formed Atlanta chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Through her activities in NOW, Cormack became a significant figure in the women's movement in Georgia, and nationally. She was a founding member of the Georgia Women's Political Caucus (1971), a member of the 1972 Georgia Commission on the Status of Women, and served as a member, Southern Regional Director, and chair of the board during the "split" of NOW in the 1970s. In 1978 Cormack returned to Australia where she has lived for over twenty years.


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.

Cormack, Judith, 1937-
National Organization for Women.
Feminism--United States.
Photocopies.

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.

Permission for copies of interview-related material must be granted from the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Judith Cormack papers, W029, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Judith Cormack, September 1998

Processing

Processed by E. Lee Elzroth, 1998.


Related Material

Related materials in other repositories: A related collection is in the custody of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women.

Related materials in this repository: See also the Cormack interview, dated August 11 and 18, 1998 in the Georgia Women's Movement Oral History collection (MSS# W008), and the Cynthia W. Hlass papers, 1970-1976 (MSS# W019).


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