Margery R. "Jerry" Downey papers

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Margery R. "Jerry" Downey:

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

2005



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Creation: Encoding information unknown
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Downey, Margery R.
Title: Margery R. "Jerry" Downey papers
Dates: 1975-2001
Quantity: 1 linear ft. in 2 boxes
Abstract:Margery R. Downey was involved with ERA Georgia during the 1970s and 1980s and has been a long-time member of the League of Women Voters in Montclaire, N.J. and in Savannah, Georgia. The papers consist of files relating to the League of Women Voters of Georgia, the Older Women's League (National and Metro Atlanta), efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in Georgia, and various other women's issues -- in particular women and aging.
Identification: W055
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Papers

Files are arranged alphabetically, and clippings have been photocopied for preservation purposes.

Scope and Content of the Papers

The papers consist of files relating to the League of Women Voters of Georgia, the Older Women's League (National and Metro Atlanta), efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in Georgia, and various other women's issues -- in particular women and aging. Files are comprised of correspondence, reports, clippings, convention proceedings and programs, agendas and minutes, photographs and a pinback button (in Artifacts).


Biography of Margery "Jerry" Downey

Margery "Jerry" Downey was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. She received her BA in English Literature from Swarthmore College in 1950 and between 1969 and 1970, went on to take a number elementary education courses in New Jersey. Throughout her professional career, she has held positions as junior executive in a department store, assistant to her physician father, teachers aide (1969-1974), sales representative for a life insurance company (1980-1983), and sales and customer service representative for Service Foods, Inc. (1983-).

Downey was involved with ERA Georgia during the 1970s and 1980s and has been a long-time member of the League of Women Voters in Montclaire, N.J. and in Savannah, Georgia. She has held a number of offices with the League, including president, education chair, and membership director. Downey has also been a member of the Older Women's League for several 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.

Downey, Margery
League of Women Voters of Georgia
Older Women's League
Equal rights amendments--Georgia
Feminism--Georgia

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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], Margery R. "Jerry" Downey papers, W055, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Margery R. Downey, 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Morna Gerrard, 2005.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Materials relating to the League of Women Voters Savannah/Chatham County Chapter were donated by Margery R. Downey to the Georgia Historical Society, in Savannah, Georgia.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing some printed material (pamphlets) was removed and filed with the Women's Printed Collection. A list is available at the end of the finding aid.


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