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Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey papers

 Collection
Identifier: W007

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.

Dates

  • circa 1968-1995
  • Majority of material found within 1970 - 1983

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

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.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dorothy Wiggins Gibson-Ferrey, October 1995.

Online Availability:

Several items have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey oral history interview, May 9, 1996. Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project (W008)
  2. Jeffrey Gordon Jones papers, 1993-1995 (W009)

Processing Information

Processed by E. Lee Elzroth at the file level, 1995.
Title
Dorothy Gibson-Ferrey:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1995
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2005: EAD created by Morna Gerrard.
  • 2006: EAD edited by Amanda Brown.
  • 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)