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Vicki McLennan:

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

July 2003



Profile Description

Creation: Created by William Hardesty, July 2003.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: McLennan, Vicki Anne
Title: Vicki McLennan papers
Dates: 1979-2000
Dates: [bulk 1992-1999]
Quantity: 2.75 linear ft. in 8 boxes
Abstract:Vicki Anne McLennan, a lobbyist for non-profit organizations, public policy analyst, and political consultant, began her lobbying career in 1985. Printed material, notes and other writings, correspondence, legal documents, minutes and agendas, financial records, photographic prints and textiles make up Vicki McLennan’s records of her activities as an activist, lobbyist, organizer, and administrator.
Identification: W053
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Papers

Organized into two series:
Series I: Textual records and photographs, 1979-2000 (bulk 1992-1999)
Subseries A: Child support and child custody files
Subseries B: Welfare reform files
Subseries C: Domestic violence files
Subseries D: Subject files
Subseries E: National Organization for Women Georgia chapter [Georgia NOW] files
Series II: Textiles, ca. 1994; 1997; n.d.
McLennan's papers arrived at the repository organized in subject groupings. During processing, files were created and titled. A number of the files in the Georgia NOW subseries do not relate to McLennan's activities and were not created by her.Newspaper clippings and some manuscript items were photocopied or transcribed for preservation purposes.

Scope and Content of the Papers

Printed material, notes and other writings, correspondence, legal documents, minutes and agendas, financial records, photographic prints and textiles make up Vicki McLennan’s records of her activities as an activist, lobbyist, organizer, and administrator. The papers document McLennan’s role in debates over welfare reform (bulk 1992-1993), child support and custody (bulk 1993-1995), and domestic violence in Georgia. In addition, the papers include correspondence, minutes, legal documents, and financial records related to Georgia NOW, particularly to the organization's Political Action Committee.


Biography of Vicki Anne McLennan

Vicki Anne McLennan, a lobbyist for non-profit organizations, public policy analyst, and political consultant, began her lobbying career in 1985. She became an expert on family, health, welfare, and environmental policy and law in Georgia. McLennan had a long association with the Georgia chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), serving as president (1993-1997), lobbyist (1990-2000), and public policy advisor. She was director of the Georgia Public Assistance Coalition and lobbied for the Georgia Environmental Council. McLennan also advised political candidates.

A single mother and grandmother, Vicki McLennan is an Atlanta native who attended Georgia State University.


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.

McLennan, Vicki Anne--Archives
National Organization for Women--Georgia chapter
Child support--Georgia
Custody of children--Georgia
Domestic violence--Georgia
Political campaigns--Georgia
Public welfare--Georgia

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access, except for a few items from Series I. In those instances, a photocopy is available to researchers with personal, third-party information omitted, and access to the unaltered original is restricted.

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], [series title], Vicki McLennan papers, W053, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Vicki McLennan, April 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by William W. Hardesty, July 2004.


Related Material

Related material in other repositories: For information on regional NOW chapters in Georgia, see National Organization for Women, West Georgia Chapter records, 1983-1988 (State University of West Georgia, Carrollton); Athens and Atlanta NOW chapter newsletters (University of Georgia, Athens); Northeast Georgia NOW newsletter (North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega). Early Atlanta NOW newsletters are available in microform as part of the Herstory: Women's History Collection Newsletters microfilm series (University of Georgia and elsewhere).

Related material in this repository: The Georgia Advocates for Battered Women and Children records contains extensive information on family violence in the state and efforts to combat it. For the perspectives of selected Georgia legislators on some of the political debates and bills with which McLennan was involved, see Georgia Government Documentation Project, Series N: Legislative Oral History Collection, 1993-1994. The Women's Printed Collection includes pamphlets and periodicals relating to NOW and to violence against women.


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, printed materials related to women's issues have been separated to the Women's Printed Collection. Separated books and periodicals have been cataloged (full records available in the on-line catalog). Pamphlets have been assigned subject headings and filed in the Women's Printed Collection: Pamphlets (headings listed with the items below, pamphlet collection finding aid is available on-line and in the reading room). See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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