Linda Hallenborg Kurtz papers

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Linda Hallenborg Kurtz :

A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Libray

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

1999



Profile Description

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

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Kurtz, Linda Hallenborg
Title: Linda Hallenborg Kurtz papers
Dates: 1979-1995
Quantity: 4.5 linear ft. in 7 boxes
Abstract:Linda Hallenborg Kurtz was the founder and chair of the Georgia Women’s Political Caucus (GWPC), an officer of the ERA GA, Inc., vice chair and member of the board of directors of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) and director of governmental affairs for Planned Parenthood of the Atlanta Area. The Linda Hallenborg Kurtz Papers, 1979-1995 document her involvement with the Georgia Women’s Political Caucus (GWPC) and the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC).
Identification: W024
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Papers

The collection is orgainized into seven series:
Series I. General Correspondence
Series II. Georgia Women's Political Caucus
Series III. National Women's Political Caucus
Series IV. Georgia Women's Political Caucus and National Women's Political Caucus
Series V. Women and the Constitution
Series VI. Lobbying
Series VII. Personal and Miscellaneous

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Linda Hallenborg Kurtz Papers, 1979-1995 document her involvement with the Georgia Women’s Political Caucus (GWPC) and the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC).

Of note are two artifacts given to Linda Kurtz: a Doonesbury cartoon [10" x 19" framed] inscribed to Kurtz by cartoonist Gary Trudeau, February 7, 1985, and a china plate [10 1/2" diameter] designed by Set Charles Momijian and signed by four first ladies. The plate was presented to participants of the February 1988 conference “Women and the Constitution -- A Bicentennial Perspective,” held in Atlanta, Georgia and sponsored by Georgia State University and the Jimmy Carter Library. Kurtz served on the conference’s Executive Committee and lead a panel discussion entitled “Putting Women in the Constitution: The Future of the ERA.”


Biography of Linda Hallenborg Kurtz

Linda Hallenborg Kurtz, known as Linda Hallenborg during her years in Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C., was born in 1948 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. She was a political and feminist activist and worked as a lobbyist, administrator, consultant and educator. She was the founder and chair of the Georgia Women’s Political Caucus (GWPC), an officer of the ERA GA, Inc., vice chair and member of the board of directors of the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) and director of governmental affairs for Planned Parenthood of the Atlanta Area. Educated at Brandeis University (B.A., 1969) and the University of Pittsburg (M.A., 1973, A.B.D., 1977), she has been a lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh, Georgia State University and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change. Kurtz has also been the president of her own consulting firm, a political strategist and a campaign consultant.


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.

Kurtz, Linda Hallenborg, 1948-
Georgia Women's Political Caucus
National Women's Political Caucus
Women and the Constitution (1988 : Atlanta, GA)
Equal rights amendments
Feminism--Georgia
Political activists
Buttons (information artifacts)

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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], Linda Hallenborg Kurtz papers, W024, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Linda Hallenborg Kurtz via Diane L. Fowlkes, April 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by E. Lee Elzroth, 1999.


Related Material

Related materials in other repositories: A related collection from Emory University Special Collections Department, the Linda Kurtz Hallenborg Papers, 1980-1988 (MSS# 671), is on loan to Georgia State University so that it might be used with this collection. The Emory collection is currently unprocessed: see Archivist.

Related materials in this repository: An oral history, dated April 3, 1998 forms part of the Georgia Women's Movement Oral History collection (MSS# W008). A detailed description of the oral history can be found on the Georgia Women's Oral History Project web site at: http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/women/oralhistory/interviews.asp?action=kurtz-l-h

Materials relating to the conference, "Women and the Constitution" can be found in the Marymal Dryden-Judith Allen Ingram collection (MSS# W023)


Separated Material

Separated material: Some printed materials have been removed to Women's Printed Collections. Items are listed at the end of the finding aid.


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