A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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Ackerman, Virginia MacMahon
Virginia MacMahon Ackerman papers
.75 linear ft.in 2 boxes
Ackerman earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Oglethorpe
University in Atlanta, Georgia and was a stockbroker with Dean Witter Reynolds,
Atlanta, for seven years and a director of marketing for Mainstream Access,
Inc., Atlanta, for two years. The Virginia MacMahon Ackerman collection
consists of an approximately 30 page scrapbook (with a 12 page insert),
“Marketing the ERA in Cobb County,” compiled by Ackerman in 1982
to document her activities to “market” the ERA in Cobb County,
Georgia, 1981-1982 (folder #1).
Scope and Content or the Papers
The Virginia MacMahon Ackerman collection consists of an approximately
30 page scrapbook (with a 12 page insert), “Marketing the ERA in Cobb
County,” compiled by Ackerman in 1982 to document her activities to
“market” the ERA in Cobb County, Georgia, 1981-1982 (folder #1).
The scrapbook contains correspondence, flyers, broadsides, news clippings and
articles related to efforts to ratify the ERA in Georgia, and includes a list
of signatures of Cobb County residents endorsing the ERA.
Also included in the collection is the photocopy of Ackerman’s
undated Rolodex (ca.1981-ca. 1982) of entries for people working for passage of
the ERA including clergy, women in communications, law, media, and politics,
male supporters, and student leaders (folder #2). Artifacts are an ERA Yes
“campaign” button; an identification card issued by the state of
Georgia for entry to the state capitol for Ackerman’s lobbying efforts
on behalf of ERA Georgia, January 1982; a “Cobb Women’s Political
Alliance” badge, and a card distributed by the Georgia Association of
Educators (GAE) with the Equal Rights Amendment on it and names, addresses, and
phone numbers for Georgia legislators (folder #3).
Biography of Virginia Ackerman
Virginia “Ginger” MacMahon Ackerman was born in
Wilmington, North Carolina, 4 June 1939. She earned a bachelor’s degree
in business from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia and was a
stockbroker with Dean Witter Reynolds, Atlanta, for seven years and a director
of marketing for Mainstream Access, Inc., Atlanta, for two years.
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.
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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], Virginia MacMahon Ackerman papers, W001, Donna
Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and
Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Gift of Virginia MacMahon Ackerman, July 1995.
Processed by Lee Elzroth, August 1995, revised by Wesley J. Chenault,
Related materials in this Repository:
Oral history, dated June 1998 in Georgia Women's Movement Oral History
Collection, 1995- (W008)