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Georgia Association for Women Lawyers:

A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library

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



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-01-29 11:10:02 -0500.

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
Title: Georgia Association for Women Lawyers records
Dates: 1916-2016 (bulk 1987-2016)
Quantity: 14.25 Linear Feet in 7 boxes and 6 oversize containers
Abstract:The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) is a nonprofit corporation serving to support the diverse interests and needs of women lawyers in Georgia. The collection consists of administrative files, programs, scrapbooks, and audio/visual materials ranging from 1916-2016.
Identification: W151
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series, Manuscript materials, Audio Visual and Scrapbooks and Artifacts.

Scope and Contents of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) records, 1916-2016, consists of the organization's bylaws, annual reports, board minutes, certificates, correspondence and membership directories. Booklets, invitations and other programing materials represent GAWL's many activities such as retreats, luncheons, annual dinner and art auction. Eight scrapbooks illustrate the history of the organization extensively.


History of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

The Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) was founded by Mrs. Minnie Hale Daniel officially in 1928 as a non-profit corporation to serve women in the legal profession. She was the first woman in Georgia to receive a law degree and the first of three women to be admitted to the State Bar.

The mission the organization has always been to enhance the welfare and development of women lawyers and to support their interests, with a vision of being the "go-to" organization for women lawyers. GAWL is a statewide organization with chapters throughout Georgia. The organization actively seeks input from chapter members in creating policies, planning of events and as a valuable resource for the growth and representation of women lawyers in Georgia. It is a strong, bipartisan voice on issues such as the judicial nominating process, legislative affairs and work-life balance. GAWL seeks to enhance the education, training, and sponsorship of women lawyers through mentorship and other programing so as to assist them in finding their rightful place as leaders in Georgia. Signature events include the Annual Dinner, the Leadership Academy, and the Annual Art Auction. GAWL has played a strong and decisive role in the evolution of not only the role of Georgia's women lawyers, but in the legal history of Georgia as well.

Today, GAWL has chapters in Blue Ridge, Columbus, Douglas-Paulding, at the John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Gwinnett, and Savannah.


Index Terms

Fund raising
Professional associations
Women lawyers
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
correspondence
membership lists
minutes (administrative records)
scrapbooks
Georgia

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], [series title], Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, W151, Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Processing Information

Processed by Caitlin Harris and Hilary Morrish, Fall 2017.


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