Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
The Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey papers is arranged under broad subject categories, including the names of organizations and issues, followed by artifacts. The bulk of the collection relates to her service on the Georgia Commission on the Status of Women, 1971-1992, and her work on the Equal Rights Amendment and with ERA Georgia.
Other material relates to Gibson-Ferrey's interest in the employment of women, and the Women's Movement, including clippings and articles, an article on suffragettes, a four-page biography of Martha Berry. Artifacts (buttons) relate to the ERA and political campaigns.
- Creation: circa 1968-1995
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1970 - 1983
- Gibson-Ferrey, Dorothy (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
Biography of Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey
Dorothy Wiggins Gibson-Ferrey was born in New London, Connecticut in 1917. She attended Southern Seminary (Buena Vista, Va.), and the University of San Diego. She was elected in 1972 as the first Chairperson of the reformed Georgia Commission on the Status of Women, having served on the board of the Fulton County Department of Children and Youth and the Georgia Committee on Crime and Delinquency. She was a member of Mayor Andrew Young's Civilian Review Board from 1986 to 1989, and also served as a board member of the Council on Battered Women.
1 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)
Language of Materials
Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey was elected in 1972 as the first Chairperson of the reformed Georgia Commission on the Status of Women, having served on the board of the Fulton County Department of Children and Youth and the Georgia Committee on Crime and Delinquency. The bulk of the collection relates to her service on the Georgia Commission on the Status of Women, 1971-1992, and her work on the Equal Rights Amendment and with ERA Georgia.
Arranged by topic and format.
Donated by Dorothy Wiggins Gibson-Ferrey, October 1995.
Several items have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.
Processed by E. Lee Elzroth at the file level, 1995.
- Georgia. Governor's Commission on the Status of Women (Organization)
- Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey:
- A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
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