A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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Encoded by Morna Gerrard,
Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and
Moriarty, Laura J., 1945-
Laura J. Moriarty papers
2 linear ft. in
Laura J. Moriarty has been very active in
community and civic affairs for several years. Her collection, circa 1978-1994
consists of materials relating to her involvement with various organizations,
including the Abigails, the Democratic Party, the League of Women Voters, the
Atlanta Regional Commission, the National Issues Forum and the National
Commission on Social Security.
Arrangement of the Papers
Files are arranged alphabetically by subject, during processing.
During processing, some printed material (books, periodicals, pamphlets) was
removed and filed with the Women's Printed Collection. A list is available at
the end of the finding aid.
Scope and Content of the Papers
The Laura J. Moriarty Papers, circa 1978-1994 consists of materials
relating to her involvement with various organizations, including the Abigails
(a group of DeKalb County, Georgia school board members, commissioners,
legislators and local citizens interested in promoting women), the Democratic
Party, the League of Women Voters, the Atlanta Regional Commission, the
National Issues Forum and the National Commission on Social Security. Also
included are three scrapbooks (dismantled for preservation purposes) of
photographs and news clippings regarding her involvement with these
organizations, and various artifacts, including pinback buttons and awards.
Biography of Laura J. Moriarty
Laura J. Moriarty has a master’s degree in Public
Administration from the University of Georgia and as of 2001 was employed as a
Business Analyst for the Information Technology Division of Emory University.
She was also editor and manager of Emory’s Publication on Information Technology at Emory
University, a prize-winning higher education IT journal for
Moriarty has been very active in community and civic affairs for
several years.Between 1981 and 1984, she served as president, League of Women
Voters of Georgia and then lobbyist and portfolio lead on ethics; second vice
president of Economic Opportunity Authority of DeKalb County; and vice
president of Soroptimist International of Atlanta. She also cofounded the
Dekalb Network for Women along with Roberta Malavenda and Gretta Dewald.
Moriarty was chair of the Community Services and Development Advisory Council
of the Atlanta Regional Commission, 1983-1985, and of the Elected and Appointed
Women in DeKalb County, 1985-1986. Appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to
the Commission on Gender Bias, Moriarty served 1989-1993, and co-authored the
chapter on “Judicial Ethics” in the final report, which was
reprinted in the Georgia Law Review.
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.
Moriarty, Laura J., 1945-
Georgia Women's Political
League of Women Voters of DeKalb
Women in community
Women in politics--Georgia
Restrictions on 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.
[item], [folder title], Laura J. Moriary papers, W044, Donna Novak
Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives,
Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Gift of Laura J. Moriarty via Margaret Curtis, 2001, and via Janet
Processed by Wesley Chenault, 2000. Addition processed by Amanda
Separated material: During processing,
books and pamphlets were separated to the Women's Printed Collection. See List
of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.