A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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Encoded by Morna Gerrard, 2005.
Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Faulkner, Daphne C.
Daphne C. Faulkner papers
1974-1981; 1986; 1995
1 linear ft. in
Daphne C. Faulkner,
religious and political activist, was born in 1930 in Columbus, Georgia. This
collection documents Faulkner's participation and activities in ERA-related
organizations through letters, manuscripts, meeting minutes, a filmstrip,
printed items and lists.
Organization of the Papers
Note: Some brochures and pamphlets produced by these organizations and
others have been removed to the Women's Printed Collection -- Pamphlets.
Scope and Content of the Papers
This collection documents Faulkner's participation and activities in
ERA-related organizations through letters, manuscripts, meeting minutes, a
filmstrip, printed items and lists. Arrangement is by organization and event
name (ERA Georgia, Inc.; People of Faith for the ERA in Georgia; United
Methodist Church; and a White House Briefing on the ERA) followed by
miscellaneous letters and writings of and by Faulkner.
The ERA Georgia Inc. materials, 1976-1980, include proposed
Georgia Code changes for the 1977 legislative
session, a copy of the U.S. House of Representatives' 1978 resolution to extend
the ERA ratification deadline, and 1980 meeting minutes and nominating
People of Faith for the ERA in Georgia materials include form letters,
programs, and invitations to events, rallies and religious services they
sponsored (including a 1981 appearance by Mormon feminist Sonia Johnson),
clippings pertaining to Johnson and to Helen Douberly (treasurer of People of
Faith), circa 1979 membership forms, and educational materials (including the
1976 filmstrip What's All This About An ERA?).
Faulkner's activities, 1975-1981, with the United Methodist Church as
a member of both the United Methodist Women and Church Women United are
documented through correspondence, an Equal Rights Amendment Coordinator job
description, and Faulkner's notes, program, follow-up letters and handouts from
the 1980 South Atlantic States Workshop on the ERA held in Raleigh, North
Carolina. Also included are signed statements, 1980, of ERA support from
retired deaconesses, missionaries, and staff of the Brooks-Howell Home in
Asheville, North Carolina.
The material from the February 12, 1980 White House Briefing on the
ERA consists of correspondence and printed material issued by the Carter
Administration, as well as miscellaneous educational material (1977-1980) which
was distributed. The latter group contains undated (possibly published) printed
items on "Hispanic Americans and the ERA" by Wilma Espinosa, and "Women in the
The 1980 letters and a related clipping were sent to Faulkner from
Georgia legislators regarding the ERA. Writings by Faulkner include letters,
speeches and introductions, and autobiographical pieces written circa 1979-1986
about the ERA and women's issues. Letters and notes, 1995, from Faulkner to
Jeff Jones and from Betty Dean (former secretary to People of Faith) to
Faulkner pertain to the items Faulkner was giving to Jones which became the
basis for this collection.
Biography of Daphne C. Faulkner
Daphne C. Faulkner, religious and political activist, was born in 1930
in Columbus, Georgia. While she was ERA coordinator of the North Georgia
Conference, United Methodist Women (January 1976-December 1979), Faulkner,
along with Carol Goodspeed (director of Women's Concerns, Presbyterian Church),
founded the Georgia chapter of People of Faith for the ERA. Faulkner was the
organization's first president (1979-1980). She was also president, Atlanta
Emory District, United Methodist Women (1974-1976; 1978-1980); chair, the
Commission on the Status and Role of Women, N. Georgia Conference, United
Methodist Church (1980-1984); secretary, N. Georgia Conference Committee on
Global Ministries, UMC; member of Church Women United, and on the board of ERA
Georgia, Inc. As a member of these groups, Faulkner planned and attended
conferences, did public speaking, and wrote letters to the editors of the
Wesleyan Christian Advocate and the
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as well as to
Georgia legislators, church officials, and others, regarding ERA-related
issues. In 1983, after the failure of the state of Georgia to ratify the ERA,
Faulkner returned to school and completed a B.A. in Bible and
Religion/Psychology at Agnes Scott College, and took graduate courses at Emory
University's Candler School of Theology. According to Faulkner's 1996
biographical questionnaire, "the Equal Rights Amendment changed my life
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.
Faulkner, Daphne C.,
ERA Georgia, Inc.
People of Faith for
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[item], [folder title], Daphne C. Faulkner papers, W012, Donna Novak
Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives,
Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Daphne Faulkner via Jeffrey G. Jones gift, December 1995; addition
from Daphne Faulkner, June 1996
Processed by E. Lee Elzroth, 1996; Revised, 1997.
Related materials in this repository: An
oral history conducted with Margaret Curtis (second president of People of
Faith for ERA) by Jeff Jones in 1995 forms part of the Jeff Jones papers (MSS#
W009). Margaret Miller Curtis Papers, ca.1976-ca.1995 (MSS# W005) include
materials relating to People of Faith for ERA.