Laura J. Moriarty papers

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Laura J. Moriarty:

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

2000



Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Morna Gerrard, 2005
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives,Atlanta
Creator: Moriarty, Laura J., 1945-
Title: Laura J. Moriarty papers
Dates: circa 1978-1994
Quantity: 2 linear ft. in 4 boxes
Abstract: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.
Identification: W044
LanguageEnglish.

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 educators.

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.


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.

Moriarty, Laura J., 1945-
Georgia Women's Political Caucus
League of Women Voters of DeKalb County
Feminism--Georgia
Women in community organizations
Women in politics--Georgia
artifacts
scrapbooks

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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], Laura J. Moriary papers, W044, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Aquisition Information

Gift of Laura J. Moriarty via Margaret Curtis, 2001, and via Janet Paulk, 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Wesley Chenault, 2000. Addition processed by Amanda Brown, 2005


Separated Material

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.


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