A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
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Encoded by Morna Gerrard, 2005.
Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Millen, Susan A.
Susan A. Millen papers
3 linear ft.in
Susan A. Millen has been an editor (Journal of Labor, 1979-1985), journalist, photographer,
public relations specialist and communications consultant as well as a special
education teacher and has been very active in organizations involving
women’s politics. The collection is organized to reflect Millen’s
activities with the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), the
Georgia Women’s Political Caucus (GWPC), and the Coalition of Labor
Union Women (CLUW) from 1980-1988.
Organization of the Papers
Artifacts were removed during processing. See list at the end of the
finding aid for more details
Scope and Content of the Papers
The collection is organized to reflect Millen’s activities with
the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), the Georgia Women’s
Political Caucus (GWPC), and the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) from
1980-1988. The NWPC material focuses on two national conferences,
“Showcase ‘85" and “Targeting America’s
Future” (1987), and includes information packets, invitations and
mailings, and conference T-shirts. Photographs in the NWPC material document a
Super Saturday Meeting in Atlanta, and the Democratic National Convention
(Atlanta 1988) and depict Pat Schroeder, Ann Richards, Mary Davis, and others.
The GWPC section consists of organizational and political information,
information on “Georgia Women and the Law” conferences (1986;
1987) and “Women’s History Month,” address lists,
photographs, and a videotape entitled “Women Make A Difference: Georgia
Women in Politics.” This 1986 video includes appearances by Georgia
politicians Georganna Sinkfield and Eleanor Richardson, and Atlanta mayor
Andrew Young. The narrator is television reporter Monica Kaufman who focuses on
women politicians and the history of women’s suffrage in Georgia. The
CLUW material includes organizational information, an undated photograph of the
real “Norma Rae” (Crystal Lee Sutton), and information on
“International Women’s Day” (1983; 1985). Completing the
collection are copies of the ERA Quilt postcard, political buttons,
unidentified photographs and videotapes featuring various women’s
issues; some personal correspondence, miscellaneous newspaper clippings, and
student research on Millen, which includes an interview transcript.
Biography of Susan Ann Millen
Susan Ann Millen, activist, journalist, and producer, was born in
Aurora, Illinois in1951. She attended Southern Illinois University in
Carbondale (journalism; BS, 1972), and Columbia College in Chicago
(photography; BFA, 1978), after which she moved to Atlanta. Millen has been an
editor (Journal of Labor, 1979-1985), journalist,
photographer, public relations specialist and communications consultant as well
as a special education teacher and has been very active in organizations
involving women’s politics. She was president of the Georgia chapter and
a board member of the National Woman’s Party (1981-1984), an organizing
member and first vice-president of the Atlanta chapter of the Coalition of
Labor Union Women (1983-1985), and an officer of the Georgia Women’s
Political Caucus (1986-1990). In addition, she coordinated a Political Skills
Workshop (1987) and the Georgia Women and the Law Conference (1987) for the
GWPC, produced a GWPC television series on Prime Cable that began in 1987, was
a National Women’s Political Caucus officer (1989), and was a board
member of ERA Georgia, Inc. and editor of its newsletter. Millen continues to
be a community activist and teaches at Tucker High School in Dekalb County,
Georgia. In 2004, she and her class were selected as an AT&T CARES Youth
Service Action Award.
Millen, Susan Ann,
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Georgia Women’s Political
Political Caucus (U.S.)
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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.
[item], [folder title], Susan A. Millen papers, W011, Donna Novak
Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives,
Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Gift of Sue Millen, June 1996; 1998.
Processed by E. Lee Elzroth, 1997.
Related materials in this repository: An
oral history recorded on July 7 and 9, 1999, forms part of the Georgia Women's
Movement collection (MSS# W008).
Separated material: During processing,
printed material was separated to the Women's Printed Collection. See List of
Separated Material following Detailed Description of the Collection.