A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Downey, Margery R.
Margery R. "Jerry" Downey papers
1 linear ft. in
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
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,
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.
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.
League of Women Voters of
Older Women's League
Restrictions on Access
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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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], Margery R. "Jerry" Downey papers, W055, Donna
Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and
Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Donated by Margery R. Downey, 2002.
Processed by Morna Gerrard, 2005.
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
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.