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Beth Farokhi:

A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library

Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303

September 2016

Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2016-12-09T13:11-0500
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: Farokhi, Elizabeth
Title: Beth Farokhi papers
Dates: 1937; 1976-2007
Quantity: 14.83 Linear feet (in 32 manuscript boxes and 1 oversized box)
Abstract:Beth Farokhi worked as an administrator in the College of Education at Georgia State University (GSU). She was a member of and held multiple elected positions within the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Farokhi was one of the co-principal investigators for Integrating Gender Equity and Reform (InGEAR) in higher education, a grant-funded initiative. Her papers, 1937, 1976-2007, document her GSU career, AAUW service, and the development and funding of InGEAR.
Identification: W095
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Beth Farokhi papers, 1937, 1976-2007, consist of correspondence, meeting minutes and records, training materials, articles, reports, convention materials, speeches, newsletters, awards, and audio visual materials, documenting her work with the American Association for University Women (AAUW), the Integrating Gender Equity and Reform (InGEAR) program, and her professional work at Georgia State University (GSU). The first series AAUW, 1937, 1976-2006, consists of membership, leadership, campaigns, meeting minutes, personal notes, correspondences, newsletters, annual meeting participation, presentations, articles and columns written. The second series containing the InGEAR program materials, 1976-2002, which include developement and funding, surveys, budgets, grant proposals, meeting minutes, presentations, self-studies and evaluations. The third series focuses on Faroki's professional work at GSU and includes correspondence, presentations, articles, programs she created for women at GSU, teacher certification tests, resumes and research papers. The final two series contain audiovisual materials as well as floppy discs and a photograph, and artifacts such as stickers and awards.

Biography of Beth Farokhi

Dr. Beth Farokhi worked in the field of education for over forty years. She earned her doctorate (Ed.D.) in higher education from the University of Georgia, a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) from Emory University, and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Elementary Education and Health and Physical Education from LaGrange College. She began her career as a teacher in Cobb County, Georgia. After completing her doctorate, Farokhi worked at Georgia State University as an administrator in the College of Education for twenty-four years, coordinating curriculum development for over fifty degree programs.

Farokhi was a co-principal investigator for a multimillion dollar National Science Foundation collaborative of five Georgia colleges and universities which focused on Integrating Gender Equity and Reform in higher education (InGEAR). She has several publications, made numerous presentations across the country, and has received numerous awards and recognitions. In addition, she created the Georgia State University Leadership Academy for Women, a year-long program focused on professional and personal skill development for women staff. Farokhi's leadership in the field of education outside of her duties at Georgia State University included the creation of an international newsletter, the "Educational Equity Report" which she edited for thirteen years. In 2004, GSU honored her for exemplary, longtime service and dedication.

Farokhi served as executive vice president-secretary of the American Association of University Women for four years as well as two terms as South Atlantic regional director. In addition, Farokhi served two years on the national board of the Legal Advocacy Fund and served on the National Advisory Board for Gender Inclusion for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. She was a part of the founding Curriculum Advisory Board and the Strategic Planning Committee for the Atlanta Girls School and served as the Chair of the Education Committee for Georgia Federation of Democratic Women. The Cobb County Democratic Women honored Farokhi with the Educator of the Year award in 2014.

Index Terms

Educational equalization
Universities and colleges--Faculty
Women educators
Women in education
Women in higher education
American Association of University Women
American Association of University Women. Atlanta Branch
Georgia State University
Atlanta (Ga.)


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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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


[item], [folder title], [series title], Beth Farokhi papers, W095, Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Beth Farokhi, May 1 and June 7, 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Caitlin Harris, August 2016. Electronic finding aid created by Caitlin Harris, September 2016.

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