A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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June 19, 2008
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June 19, 2008.
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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
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.
League of Women Voters
Restrictions on Access
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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.
[item], [Folder title], MaryAnne Gaunt papers, W080, Archives for
Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State
Donated by MaryAnne Gaunt, 2003.
Processed by Michelle Tavss, June 2008.
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: During processing,
printed material was separated to Women's Printed Collections. See List of
Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.