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Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Graves, Mary Vick
Mary Vick Graves papers
0.5 linear ft. in
Mary Vick Graves' interest in the
women’s movement began when she was working for the state of Virginia.
The collection documents the activities of ERA Georgia Inc. and the work Graves
undertook as volunteer coordinator of the organization.
Organization of the Papers
Files have been arranged alphabetically. Printed materials have been
separated and are listed at the end of the finding aid.
Scope and Content of the Papers
The collection documents the activities of ERA Georgia Inc. and the
work Graves undertook as volunteer coordinator of the organization. This
includes board minutes, correspondence, reports, grant proposals, financial
records, newspaper clippings, and legislative materials. Also included is a
file of anti-ERA materials. Although the majority of the records cover the
years 1981-1983, there are some files dating back to the 1970s.
Biography of Mary Vick Graves
Mary Vick (Vicky) Graves was born in Pensacola, Florida in 1925 and
lived there for most of her childhood. Although she began her college career at
Auburn University, Graves went on to receive her BA in business at the College
of William and Mary in 1972, and shortly after, successfully passed the CPA
examination. She worked fora variety of CPA firms until her retirement. She is
married with three children.
Graves' interest in the women’s movement began when she was
working for the state of Virginia. She realized that the state did not
recognize any contribution a woman had made if she worked in a business with
her husband (everything in the business was assumed to be his). Also, the
state’s inheritance and divorce laws did not recognize the financial
contribution of women. She attended her first N.O.W. meeting while living in
Virginia, but she did not become active in the women’s movement until
she moved to Georgia and joined the 1981 campaign to pass the ERA. As volunteer
coordinator for ERA Georgia, Inc., Graves distributed leaflets and marched in
honor of the suffragists. After the defeat of the ERA, Graves went on to become
involved in number of causes focusing on gender issues, including the Women's
Society of CPAs.
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.
Mary Vick Graves,
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[item], [folder title], Mary Vick Graves papers, W056, Donna Novak
Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives,
Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Donated by Mary Vick Graves, November 1998.
Processed by Carole Bishop and Morna Gerrard, June-December 2004.
Related materials in this repository: In
Special Collections, GSU: Oral history conducted February 25, 1997, as part of
the Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project (W008).
Separated material: During processing,
printed material was separated to the Women's Printed Collections. See List of
Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.