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MaryAnne Gaunt:

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
Fax: 404-413-2881

June 19, 2008

Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Michelle Tavss, June 19, 2008.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Gaunt, MaryAnne
Title:MaryAnne Gaunt papers
Dates: 1975-1988
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft. (in 1 Box)
Identification: W080


The files in this collection are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content of the Papers

Correspondence, publications, minutes and agendas, conference programs, news clippings and notes make up the MaryAnne Gaunt papers. The majority of the papers document Gaunt’s work as committee chair of the Atlanta Women’s Network (AWN) Program from 1987 to 1988, including invitations to the monthly programs, contact lists of possible program speakers, as well as AWN annual report 1987-1988. Also documented is her role as President of the League of Women voters of Atlanta/Fulton County (1983-1985) with meeting minutes, group publications and information on Title IX legislation. In addition, the papers include articles and clippings relating to rape, abuse, harassment and the property rights of women.

Biography of MaryAnne Gaunt

MaryAnne Farnsworth was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1944. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1965, and went to work for the U.S. Department of Labor (1966-1969), first as a systems analyst, and then as a management intern for the Manpower Administration. In 1970, she married Bruce Gaunt and moved to Atlanta. She worked as an Administrative Assistant/Librarian for the Southern Regional Education Board (1970-1973), and in 1985, after taking time off to look after her children (Nathan Sullivan Gaunt b.1973, and Hillary Farnsworth Gaunt Tuttle b.1976) she went to work for Carlston & Associates as a marketing associate until 1988. She worked for Agnes Scott College as a fund raising/development assistant (1988-1989), and then was an executive director at Apple Corps, Inc. (1989-1997). From 1999 to present, she has worked at Georgia State University, as Associate Director, Principals Center, in the School of Education Policy Studies.

During the time that Gaunt was home with her children, she became active in the Atlanta/Fulton County chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV AF). She was president of LWV AF (1983-1985), and sat on the board until 2005, in addition to serving in a number of other positions. Gaunt was also a member of the Atlanta Women’s Network, serving as Program Committee Chair (1987-1988), and she is a 1982 graduate and long-time volunteer of Leadership Atlanta, serving on its Education Committee. Gaunt has also volunteered for the United Way of Atlanta, and was president of Cliff Valley School (circa 1970-1980).

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.

Gaunt, MaryAnne--Archives
Atlanta Women's Network
League of Women Voters Atlanta/Fulton County
Feminism-- Georgia
Women and education
Women and politics
Women and religion
Atlanta, Georgia.


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


[item], [Folder title], MaryAnne Gaunt papers, W080, Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by MaryAnne Gaunt, 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Michelle Tavss, June 2008.

Related Material

Related materials in this repository: MaryAnne Gaunt oral history interviews, March 28 and April 25, 2006, Georgia Women's Movement Oral History collection (W008), Women's Collection.

Related materials in other repositories:

Atlanta Women's Network records, 1978-1989 (Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center)

Separated Material

Separated material: During processing, printed material was separated to Women's Printed Collections. See List of Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.

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