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Artifacts, 1971-1989, undated

Identifier: II

Scope and Content of the Papers

From the Collection:

The collection contains materials (pamphlets, flyers, clippings, memos and correspondence) related to Olson's interest in women's rights and support of ERA ratification, 1970-1982, her involvement in the Georgia Women's Political Caucus, 1983, and in the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1970-1981. There is also information on women and labor (Title 29), 1969-1972, copies of the publication Rights and other materials related to the National Civil Liberties Union, 1978-1984.

A sizeable portion of the papers consists of materials for the research Olson undertook in preparation for the Women's Equality Day Rally held August 26, 1981, which honored Georgia's suffragists. Included are six folders of entirely photocopied items containing covers and articles from The Suffragist and Equal Rights, both published by the National Woman's Party, providing information on Georgia and Atlanta branches and leaders, ERAs, women's vote, and suffrage cartoons. One folder contains the photocopied entirety of A Spinster's Leaflets by Alyn Yates Keith, 1894 (see also GSU microfilm E6447. R5713). Items copied from the Raoul Family Papers at Emory University pertain to the first suffrage parade in Georgia, 1915, and correspondence between Raoul and the National Woman's Party, the National American Women's Suffragist Association and the Equal Suffrage Party of Georgia, 1915-1921.

The artifacts, which reflect Olson's varied interests, consist of over 100 pinback buttons (peace activism, political campaigns, reproductive rights, and women's issues), one yellow "March for Women's Equality, Women's Lives" ribbon (originally with two [round] stickers re reproductive rights) and one maroon ribbon (originally with one pinback re reproductive rights), circa 1965-1990; and one unframed poster, "Weaving Women's Colors: A Decade of Empowerment, NWSA '87."

These items were originally on a cork bulletin board compiled by Anne Olson, but have been removed for archival housing and better access. Photographs of the original bulletin board are included.


  • Creation: 1971-1989, undated


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 2.5 Linear Feet (in 7 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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