A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Kurtz, Linda Hallenborg
Linda Hallenborg Kurtz papers
4.5 linear ft.
in 7 boxes
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).
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
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,
Georgia Women's Political
National Women's Political
Women and the Constitution (1988 :
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[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.
Gift of Linda Hallenborg Kurtz via Diane L. Fowlkes, April 1999.
Processed by E. Lee Elzroth, 1999.
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.