A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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Created by William Hardesty, July
Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
McLennan, Vicki Anne
Vicki McLennan papers
2.75 linear ft. in
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.
Organization of the Papers
Organized into two series:
Series I: Textual records and photographs, 1979-2000 (bulk
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.
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.
National Organization for Women--Georgia
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.
[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.
Gift of Vicki McLennan, April 2000.
Processed by William W. Hardesty, July 2004.
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: 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.