Virginia MacMahon Ackerman papers

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Virginia MacMahon Ackerman:

A Guide to Her Papers 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



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Creation: EAD version 1.0 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Morna Gerrard, 2003.
Language: eng

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Ackerman, Virginia MacMahon
Title: Virginia MacMahon Ackerman papers
Dates: 1981-1982
Quantity: .75 linear ft.in 2 boxes
Abstract:Virginia MacMahon 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).
Identification: W001
LanguageEnglish.

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.


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, Virginia MacMahon, 1939-
Equal rights amendments--Georgia
Feminism--Georgia
Women in politics--Georgia
Cobb County (GA)
Artifacts
Buttons (information artifacts)
Photocopies
Scrapbooks

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Unrestricted access.

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Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Virginia MacMahon Ackerman papers, W001, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Virginia MacMahon Ackerman, July 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Lee Elzroth, August 1995, revised by Wesley J. Chenault, 2000.


Related Material

Related materials in this Repository:

Oral history, dated June 1998 in Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection, 1995- (W008)


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