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Lucy Hargrett Draper U.S. Equal Rights Amendment (1921-1982) Research Collection:

A Guide to Her Collection at 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

1996



Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Morna Gerrard, November 2004.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Draper, Lucy Hargrett
Title: Lucy Hargrett Draper U.S. Equal Rights Amendment (1921-1982) Research Collection
Dates: circa 1920-1998
Quantity: 21 linear ft.in 6 boxes and printed volumes
Abstract:Lucy Hargrett Draper has had a long and deep interest in the first women’s rights movement (1848-1920). The Lucy Hargrett Draper U.S. Equal Rights Amendment (1921-1982) Research Collection is comprised of primary and secondary materials of all formats relating to efforts and activities at state, regional and national levels, to secure the passage of an equal rights amendment for women.
Identification: W015
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Records

Organized into 2 series:

Scope and Content of the Records

The Lucy Hargrett Draper U.S. Equal Rights Amendment (1921-1982) Research Collection is comprised of primary and secondary materials of all formats relating to efforts and activities at state, regional and national levels, to secure the passage of an equal rights amendment for women. The core of the collection is the personal library of Lucy Hargrett Draper, comprising of more than 160 monographs and periodicals. Also included are artifacts and other printed materials that have been donated and purchased with funds from the Lucy Hargrett Draper Endowment. The collection, which is continually growing, complements the Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives.


Biography of Lucy Hargrett Draper

Lucy Hargrett Draper was born on a South Georgia Wayne County farm in 1941, the eldest of four daughters and the first in her mother's family to graduate from college. Her advanced degrees in history, education and law were applied to a half-century of advocacy on behalf of educational, economic and legal equality for women. Draper has been actively involved with a number of women's rights organizations: She founded the Atlanta N.O.W. Speaker's Bureau (1971-1973), West Point N.O.W. at the U.S. Military Academy (1973-1976), Kansas W.E.A.L. (1977), Georgia W.E.A.L. (1978), the Georgia Coalition for the Rights of Women (1996), and the Democratic Women's Council. She was also an active member of ERA Georgia, Inc. (late 1970s-1982).Draper co-authored the Georgia Women's Bill of Rights and led numerous conferences, demonstrations, marches and parades on behalf of women's equality and civil rights. She volunteered to teach in the all-minority school system during the era of segregation, and was awarded the A.C.L.U.'s Bill of Rights Award and was the first recipient of the Mamie K. Taylor Award.

Draper's ongoing legacies are her public educational institutions' initiatives which she established with her husband, Stephen. They include a three-year effort (1973-1976) to admit women to the five U.S. service academies, including the U.S. Military Academy. With a continued focus on public education, in 1995 Draper founded the Georgia State University Library's Georgia Women's Movement Project, which culminated, in partnership with Margaret Curtis and key GSU and ERA Georgia, Inc. colleagues, in the GSU Library's Women's Collection. She also established the Lucy Hargrett Draper Federal ERA Research Collection (1996) and an endowment to support that collection. Draper was an extremely active member of the Women's Collection Acquisition and Fundraising Task Forces, travelling across Georgia to raise funds and gather collections for the Georgia Women's Movement Project. In 1996, Lucy and Stephen Draper established a second archives -- the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center & Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women -- in the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia. This archives houses materials from the first Woman Suffrage and British Women's Suffrage Movements (1840-1920).


Index Terms

Lucy Hargrett Draper
National Woman's Party
Equal rights amendments
Feminism

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted 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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Lucy Hargrett Draper U.S. Equal Rights Amendment (1921-1982) Research Collection, W015, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Some materials were donated by Lucy Hargrett Draper. Others have been purchased with the Lucy Hargrett Draper Endowment, 1996-.

Processing Information

Processed by Lee Elzroth, 1996.


Related Material

Related materials in other repositories: The Lucy Hargrett Draper British and American Suffrage collection (1848-1928) is at the University of Georgia.


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