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Betty Grant papers

Identifier: W123

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The collection consists of subject files, photographs, and artifacts collected by Betty Grant pertaining to the activities of the Georgia National Organization for Women (NOW), 1976-1991. The collection includes materials which document key Georgia NOW activities including state conferences, minutes, legislative activities and events such as the April 9, 1989 March for Women's Equality and Women's Lives, public relations material, articles, and clippings. Other items include photographs and artifacts consisting of a name badge, press passes, a banner, and ink stamps.


  • 1976-1991
  • Majority of material found within 1988 - 1990


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 Note

Betty J. Grant served as president of the Georgia chapter of the National Organization for Women from 1988 into the early 1990s. Georgia NOW advocated core issues addressing abortion and reproductive health services access, violence against women, constitutional equality, diversity and racism, gender rights, and economic justice. The organization participated in lobbying, rallies, marches, and conferences. Grant also owned a private consulting company, Betty Grant Public Relations, from 1988 until 1998.


2.1 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials



Betty Grant served as the president of the Georgia chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), 1988-early 1990s. The Betty Grant papers include office files pertaining to the activities of the Georgia NOW during her time serving the organization in various roles, including that of president, as well as photographs and artifacts.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Betty Grant, 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Meredith E. Torre at the file level, June 2014. EAD finding aid created by Meredith E. Torre, June 2014. During processing, a copy of the monograph Gender and Justice in the Courts: A report to the Supreme Court of Georgia by the Commission on Gender Bias in the Justice System (August 1991) was deaccessioned due to the department already possessing two copies.
Betty Grant:
A Guide to Her Papers at the Georgia State Library
Meredith E. Torre
June 20, 2014
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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