A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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June 21, 2007
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Scope and Content of the Papers
The collection consists of articles, correspondence, legislative
information, speeches, and reports collected to educate and build support for
the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Artifacts include a card distributed
by the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) with the Equal Rights Amendment
on it and contact information for Georgia legislators and a sheet of ERA
decals. The papers include a cassette tape.
Biography of Nancy Nowak
Nancy Nowak was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1938. She attended
Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (B.A. in Biology, 1960) and
Cornell University Medical College (B.S. in Nursing, 1963). In September 1963,
Nowak joined the Peace Corps and traveled to Ethiopia as part of the Corps'
medical team. Upon her return to the United States, she attended Johns Hopkins
School of Public Health and Hygiene, where she received a Masters in Public
Health. From 1967-1970 she worked for the Indian Health Service (part of the
U.S. Public Health Service) in Washington, D.C. and then Achorage, Alaska, and
from 1971-1974, she was an instructor at the Arizona School of Nursing, before
moving to Atlanta, GA. From 1980-1989 Nowak worked for the U.S. Public Health
Service Regional Office in Family Planning. She then joined the Centers for
Disease Control (CDC) as a program consultant in injury control, then program
consultant for the their Division of Chronic Disease, studying breast and
cervical cancer. She left Atlanta and the CDC in 2002.
Nowak first became interested in the the Women's Movement in 1977,
when she attended a meeting of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She
went on to join the NOW board in 1978, and, along with Mary Jo Duncanson,
co-led the ERA State Network which worked to build a means of support and
disemination of information throughout Georgia. She was also a member of the
Homemakers for ERA.
A longtime member of the Universalist Unitarian Congregation, she also
served on the Board of Trustees of the Universalist Unitarian Service
Committee, (a separate human rights organization) from 1997-2004. She now lives
in Duxbury, Massachsetts.
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.
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], Nancy Nowak papers, W076, Donna Novak Coles
Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia
State University, Atlanta.
Donated by Nancy Nowak via Janet Paulk, January 2007.
Processed by Lynda Kennedy, June 21, 2007.
Related materials in this repository:
Nancy Nowak oral history, dated January 25, 2006 forms part of the
Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection.
Separated material: During processing,
printed material was separated to Women's Printed Collection: pamphlets,
periodicals and books. See List of Separated Material following Detailed
Description of the Collection.