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Georgia Women's Movement Oral History project

 Collection
Identifier: W008

Scope and Content of the Collection

Although the focus of the collection has been the Equal Rights Amendment, also covered are many topics relating to the lives of women throughout the twntieth and twenty-first centuries, including: the plight of women prisoners in Georgia (Cahill and Duke); abortion rights and Roe v. Wade/Doe v. Bolton (Rooks, Cormack, Long, Weddington); financial issues (Babcock, Long, Hlass); civil rights (Parsons, Parker); women and religion (Adams); women in the media (Ashkinaze, Curtis). Interviewees also consider the face of feminism today.

Dates

  • 1995-2010

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Consult individual interview descriptions for information on access restrictions.

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.

Historical Note

The Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection began in 1995 as part of the Georgia Women's Movement Project, a joint undertaking of the Women's Studies Institute of Georgia State University and the Special Collections Department of the University Library. The collection is composed of taped interviews (audio cassettes) initially conducted by the Women's Studies Institute with participants in the Movement. Since 2003, the project has been based in the Special Collections Department and interviews are conducted by a core group of volunteers.

These taped interviews, which continue to be conducted, describe participants' efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the state of Georgia and relate to their participation in religious, political, and other organizations involved. Some interviews have been conducted with national figures and others on topics related to Georgia ERA ratification efforts. Biographical and other background information is also provided.

Extent

66 item(s) (66 oral history interviews)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection began in 1995 as part of the Georgia Women's Movement Project, a joint undertaking of the Women's Studies Institute of Georgia State University and the Special Collections Department of the University Library. Although the focus of the collection has been the Equal Rights Amendment, also covered are many topics relating to the lives of women throughout the twntieth and twenty-first centuries.

Acquisition Information

Multiple donations, via the Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project, 1995-

Processing Information

Processed by Lee Elzroth, 1995-2002; Morna Gerrard, 2003-ongoing.

Creator

Title
The Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Project at Georgia State University Library
Status
Under Revision
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
Summer 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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