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Anne Olson oral history interview, November 9, 2007

 Item — othertype: Oral History

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Janet Paulk. Anne Olson begins her second oral history by again reviewing her childhood experiences and her education. She talks about her training in Diatetics and how that has affected her contributions to the Women’s Movement. Olson then moves on to discuss her work in various positions as a nutritionist and her work with the Unitary Universalist Congregation. She ends by discusses her current work and how she views the progress of the women’s movement.


  • Creation: November 9, 2007


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room.

Biographical Note

Anne Olson was born in Madison Wisconsin in 1934. She received a BS in nutrition from the University of Oklahoma (1956), completed a dietetic internship at the University of Michigan (1956-1957) and earned her MS in dietary administration from the University of Kansas (1962). From 1962 to 1967, Olson was an instructor in nutrition at Emory University's School of Nursing, as well as, in 1965, serving as nutritionist for Quaker House's Project Headstart. In 1974, she became a marketing consultant for the Florida Department of Citrus and from 1974 until her retirement in 1999, she was an administrator in School/Community Nutrition for Georgia's Department of Education. Olson has had a long-standing interest in feminist and human rights issues: She has been an active participant in a number of community organizations, including the Dekalb League of Women Voters (1966-1968) and The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (1969-1972). She belonged to the International Association of Religious Freedom and the International Association of Liberal Religious Women (1987); was a founding member of Atlanta’s Charis Circle (1996-1998); and served as the co-chair of Human Rights Atlanta (1998-1999). Currently Olson is involved with the Georgia Living Wage Campaign, as well as the Atlanta Living Wage Campaign. Olson has enjoyed a long relationship with the Unitarian Universalist Association, beginning in 1971, when she served on the Board of Directors of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (1983-1989), and has served in various positions for the Thurman Hamer Ellington Unitarian Universalist Church, Atlanta (1994-1999).


2 item(s) (transcript (47 pages) audio)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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