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Phyllis Holmen papers

 Collection
Identifier: W109

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Phyllis Holmen papers document her work as the Treasurer and Board Member of the Women's Policy Group and Women's Policy Education Fund, later known jointly as Georgia Women for a Change, from 1985-2010. The papers include materials such as correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records including budgets, and bylaws. The material documents the work of the board as well as activities such as fundraising events; other organizations, such as the Atlanta Women's Agenda; and includes notes on the Georgia General Assembly from 1992-1994.

Dates

  • 1985-2010

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.

Biographical and Historical Note

Phyllis Holmen earned both her undergraduate degree in English and her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois. She was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1974, and joined the Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP). Since 1990, she has served as GLSP's Executive Director. Holmen has served on numerous national, state, and local committees. She is the former Treasurer and board member of Georgia Women for a Change and of the Women's Policy Education Fund.

Georgia Women for a Change is a registered non-profit organization in Georgia, with the goal to "promote progressive public policy that benefits women, girls, and their communities," particularly when it comes to diversity and economic equality. Founded in 1988, the organization was originally two separate units, The Women's Policy Group and the Women's Policy Education Fund.

Extent

1.88 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Phyllis Holmen papers document her work as the Treasurer and Board Member of the Women's Policy Group and Women's Policy Education Fund, later known jointly as Georgia Women for a Change, from 1985-2010. The papers include materials such as correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records including budgets, and bylaws.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Phyllis J. Holmen, November 27, 2010.

Related Archival Materials

Related Material in this Repository

  1. Women's Policy Group records, 1990-2008 (W094)
  2. Phyllis J. Holmen oral history interview, July 18, 2002 (P2002-09). Series Q. Georgia Legal Services (P2002-14). Georgia Government Documentation Project.
  3. Activist Women Oral History collection, 2006- (W071)
  4. Chris Carroll papers, 1993-2010 (W112)

Processing Information

Processed by Courtney Nix at the file level, October 2013.
Title
Phyllis Holmen:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
October 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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