A Guide to the Collection at Georgia State University
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Finding aid encoded by Morna Gerrard,
Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Georgia Women's Movement
Oral History Collection
Georgia Women's Movement Oral History
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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
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.
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.
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,
Adams, Joanna Moseley, 1944-
Ashkinaze, Carole, 1945-
Babcock, Eleanor, 1931-
Cahill, Jeanne, 1932-
Callner, Bruce W., 1948-
Cormack, Judith Gumpert Lightfoot, 1937-
Cukor, Janet, 1924-
Curtis, Margaret Miller,
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,
Jordan, Beverly, 1937-
Knowlton, Elizabeth W., 1944-
Kurtz, Linda Hallenborg,
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,
Riddle, Mary, 1949-
Rooks, Judith, 1941-
Schapiro, Beth Susan, 1949-
Simpson, Polly Brooks, 1939-
Steinberg, Cathey W., 1942-
Sutton, Sherry, 1941-
Tibbetts, Christine, 1948-
Tracy, Dorothy, 1920-
Van Tilborg, Dana
Walker, Annabelle, 1940-
Weddington, Sarah, 1945-
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Restrictions on 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.
[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.
Multiple donations, via the Georgia Women's Movement Oral History
Processed by Lee Elzroth, 1995-2002; Morna Gerrard, 2003-ongoing.