Janet Cukor Papers

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Janet Cukor:

A Guide to Her Papers at the Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University Library
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: EAD version 1.0 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Leah Mickens, 2005.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Cukor, Janet
Title:Janet Cukor Papers
Dates: 1965-1996
Quantity: 3 linear ft. (in 6 boxes)
Abstract:The papers document women's rights activist Janet Cukor's involvement in efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the state of Georgia, and her participation in the National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas in November 1977, as well as her interest in other women-centered issues such as displaced homemakers, marriage and divorce legislation, and women in the workforce.
Identification: W064
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Papers

Files are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content of the Papers

The papers document Cukor's involvement in efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the state of Georgia, and her participation in the National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas in November 1977, as well as her interest in other women-centered issues such as displaced homemakers, marriage and divorce legislation, and women in the workforce. A large part of the collection consists of newspaper and magazine clippings concerning the state of women's rights in the United States. There is also a substantial amount of correspondence, ranging from "letters to the editor," notes to state and federal politicians, and memorendums sent to fellow activists.


Biography of Janet Cukor

Jeannette (Janet) Cukor, nee Glavac, was born in 1924 in Detroit, Michigan. She attended Wayne State University, earning a Bachelor's of Science degree in education, with majors in elementary education and social studies, and minors in math, English, and science. She also did graduate work in the fields of guidence and counseling at Wayne State University and the University of Colorado. She would eventually complete a J.D. from Woodrow Wilson College of Law.

Cukor married in 1953, and had two daughters, Pamela (1954) and Patricia (1956). Upon moving to Atlanta in 1965, she become active in local politics, joining the Democratic Party of DeKalb County, and serving on its Committee from 1975 to 1992. She also served two terms on the State Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia.

Cukor's involvement in the Equal Rights Amendment began when she became the administrative assistant for Eleanor Richardson who, in 1974, successfully ran for a seat in Georgia's House of Representatives. Representing ERA Georgia Inc., she served as an observor at the 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas. She also advocated on behalf of diplaced homemakers (i.e., divorced or widowed housewives with little to no work experience), and called attention to property laws that unfairly discriminated against married women.

After the Equal Rights Amendment failed to pass, Cukor continued to serve in a number of positions in local government, including the Advisory Committee on Aging (1988-), the Partnership for Community Action (1979-2004), and the DeKalb County Cable Access Television Citizen's Advisory Board (1980-1983).


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.

Cukor, Janet, 1924-
ERA Georgia, Inc.
National Women's Conference (1st : 1977 : Houston, TX)
Equal rights amendments--United States
Feminism--Georgia
buttons (information artifacts)
clippings
Document Type

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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], Janet Cukor papers, W064,Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Janet Cukor, June 2004 and July 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Jiling Yang, Leah Mickens and Morna Gerrard, 2005.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: In the Women's Collection in Special Collections, see also the Janet Cukor oral history interview, dated May 3, 2004 in the Georgia Women's Movement Oral History collection (W008).


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, printed material was separated to Women's Printed Collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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