A Guide to Her Papers at the Georgia State University
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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
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
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
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.
Conference (1st : 1977 : Houston, TX)
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[item], [folder title], Janet Cukor papers, W064,Donna Novak Coles
Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia
State University, Atlanta.
Donated by Janet Cukor, June 2004 and July 2005.
Processed by Jiling Yang, Leah Mickens and Morna Gerrard, 2005.
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: During processing,
printed material was separated to Women's Printed Collections. See List of
Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.