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Jean McKamy Thomas:

A Guide to Her Papers 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

January 2008



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Amanda Brown, January 2008.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Thomas, Jean McKamy, 1922-
Title:Jean McKamy Thomas papers
Dates: 1943-1989, undated [bulk 1970s-1980s]
Quantity: 10 linear in. (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:Between 1968 and 1991, Jean McKamy Thomas served as the Assistant Dean of Women, Dean of Women and Dean of Student Development at Georgia State University. Her papers include speeches written for functions at GSU and other Atlanta organizations. Lessons plans for primary school teachers and children's educational materials from Dr. Thomas's trips to Russia and China relate to her 18-year career with the Atlanta Public School system.
Identification: G2004-38
LanguageEnglish.

Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically according to folder title.

Scope and Content of the Papers

The papers contain speeches written by Dr. Jean M. Thomas during her career as Dean of Women and Dean of Student Development at Georgia State University. Speech topics range from parenting, criminal justice, gender, community service, inspirational motivation and addresses to a variety of organizations and informal groups. Also included are lesson plans for toddler and elementary school children including children's educational materials from Dr. Thomas' trips to Russia and China. These records highlight her interests regarding the status of women in education, workplace, and politics. Many of the materials also showcase Dr. Thomas' belief that an education should incorporate policies and programs facilitating the complete well being of children and adults. Newspaper clippings describing Dr. Thomas' activities in the Atlanta region and local clippings related to women's issues comprise a significant portion of the papers .


Biography of Jean McKamy Thomas

Jean M. Thomas served as the Assistant Dean of Women (1968-1972), Dean of Women (1972-1976) and Dean of Student Development (1976-1991) at Georgia State University. Before joining Georgia State, Thomas taught Kindergarten for the Atlanta Public School system for 18 years while serving various other roles at all grade levels; additionally, she directed the Head Start Program for three summers.


Index Terms

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.

Thomas, Jean McKamy, 1922- --Archives.
Georgia State University. Office of the Dean of Students.
Georgia State University.
Education, Higher--Georgia--Atlanta
Education, Primary--Curricula
Women in education--United States
Reports
Speeches

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Jean McKamy Thomas Papers, G2004-38, University Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jean McKamy Thomas, 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Amanda Brown, December 2007-January 2008.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Nell H. Trotter papers 1880-1987, Women's Collection, W036


Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, films, slides, and a sound recording were separated to the Audio-Visual Collection. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.


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