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The Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection:

A Guide to the Collection 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

1995-ongoing



Profile Description

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Morna Gerrard, 2005.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection
Title: Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection
Dates: 1995-
Quantity: 4 linear ft. in 8 boxes
Abstract:The Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection began in 1995 as part of the Georgia Women's Movement Project, a joint undertaking of the Women's Studies Institute of Georgia State University and the Special Collections Department of the University Library. Although the focus of the collection has been the Equal Rights Amendment, also covered are many topics relating to the lives of women throughout the twntieth and twenty-first centuries.
Identification: W008
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Collection

Oral histories are arranged alphabetically by subject's surname. Transcripts (whenever possible) are available in the Reading Room in Special Collections. Use copies of audio cassettes and CD-roms can be made available to researchers in the instances when transcripts are not accessible.

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection consists of audio cassette tapes, CD-roms and transcripts as they can be provided.

Although the focus of the collection has been the Equal Rights Amendment, also covered are many topics relating to the lives of women throughout the twntieth and twenty-first centuries, including: the plight of women prisoners in Georgia (Cahill and Duke); abortion rights and Roe v. Wade/Doe v. Bolton (Rooks, Cormack, Long, Weddington); financial issues (Babcock, Long, Hlass); civil rights (Parsons, Parker); women and religion (Adams); women in the media (Ashkinaze, Curtis). Interviewees also consider the face of feminism today.


Historical Note

The Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection began in 1995 as part of the Georgia Women's Movement Project, a joint undertaking of the Women's Studies Institute of Georgia State University and the Special Collections Department of the University Library. The collection is composed of taped interviews (audio cassettes) initially conducted by the Women's Studies Institute with participants in the Movement. Since 2003, the project has been based in the Special Collections Department and interviews are conducted by a core group of volunteers.

These taped interviews, which continue to be conducted, describe participants' efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the state of Georgia and relate to their participation in religious, political, and other organizations involved. Some interviews have been conducted with national figures and others on topics related to Georgia ERA ratification efforts. Biographical and other background information is also provided.


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.

Ackerman, Mary Virginia, 1939-
Adams, Joanna Moseley, 1944-
Ashkinaze, Carole, 1945-
Babcock, Eleanor, 1931-
Ball, Charlene,
Brown, Amanda,
Cahill, Jeanne, 1932-
Callner, Bruce W., 1948-
Cormack, Judith Gumpert Lightfoot, 1937-
Cukor, Janet, 1924-
Curtis, Margaret Miller, 1935-
Deen, June, 1952-
Dewald, Gretta Moll, 1929-
Duke, Nellie, 1931-
Duncanson, Mary Jo, 1947-
Durand, Joyce, 1939-
Fowlkes, Diane L., 1939-
Gerrard, Morna, 1967-
Gibson, Mary Atkeson, 1945-
Gibson, Sharon, 1954-
Gibson-Ferrey, Dorothy, 1917-
Graves, Mary Vick, 1925-
Hannon, Sharron, 1947-
Hlass, Cynthia W., 1944-2003.
Holmes, Dotsie, 1924-
Jones, Maria Getzinger, 1919-2005.
Jordan, Beverly, 1937-
Knowlton, Elizabeth W., 1944-
Kurtz, Linda Hallenborg, 1948-
Long, Mary, 1941-
Malavenda, Roberta, 1944-
Millen, Susan, 1951-
Miller, Panke Bradley, 1940-
Moye, Carrie Nell, 1939-
Olson, Anne, 1934-
Parker, Eva, 1919-
Parsons, Sara Mitchell, 1912-
Paulk, Janet, 1932-
Pratt, Janette, 1947-
Richardson, Eleanor Low, 1913-2006.
Riddle, Mary, 1949-
Rooks, Judith, 1941-
Schapiro, Beth Susan, 1949-
Simpson, Polly Brooks, 1939-
Slade, Tristan
Steinberg, Cathey W., 1942-
Sutton, Sherry, 1941-
Tibbetts, Christine, 1948-
Tracy, Dorothy, 1920-
Van Tilborg, Dana
Walker, Annabelle, 1940-
Weddington, Sarah, 1945-
ERA Georgia, Inc.
Georgia State University--Women's Studies Institute.
Georgia State University--Special Collections Department.
Equal rights amendments--Georgia.
Women in community organizations.
Women in public life.
Women's rights--United States.
Georgia--Feminism.
Audiocassettes.
CD-ROMs.
Oral histories.

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], Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection, W008, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Multiple donations, via the Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project, 1995-

Processing Information

Processed by Lee Elzroth, 1995-2002; Morna Gerrard, 2003-ongoing.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: A website, dedicated to the Georgia Women's Oral History Project can be found at: http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/women/oralhistory/

Other oral history collections in Special Collections include:

Working Women in Atlanta Oral History Project: http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/Collections/Labor/L1989-24.htm
Georgia Government Documentation Project: http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/ggdp/


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