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Valerie Beynon papers

Identifier: W128

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Valerie Beynon Papers, 1990-2008, contain newsletters and other printed materials, financial records, correspondence, subject files, and computer disks. The first three series relate to her activity with the National Organization for Women (NOW) and reflect the structure of the organization: NOW (the national body), 1990-2008; Georgia's state chapter of NOW, 1993-2009; and Southwest Georgia NOW, 1993-2009. A fourth series, containing correspondence and printed material, documents Beynon's involvement with Georgia chapter of the American Association of University Women in 1996. The fifth series consists of computer disks, 1999-2000, undated.


  • Creation: 1990-2009


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use, except Oversized box 1 which contains restricted material. Please consult Archivist for access.

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 Valerie Beynon

Valerie Beynon served as Director of College Relations at Bainbridge College (Bainbridge, Ga.) and cofounded Southwest Georgia's National Organization for Women (NOW) chapter in 1993, serving as president and coordinator for over a decade. She worked with the NOW PAC (political action committee), and prior to moving to Georgia, served as Vice President of fundraising and vice president of community relations while a member of Tallahassee (Florida) NOW. She served as Executive Vice President of Georgia NOW in 1997 and President from 1999-2000. Beynon's other affiliations included the American Association of University Women, the Georgia Rural Urban Summit, and the Human Rights Campaign Fund.


3.13 Linear Feet (in 6 boxes)

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Valerie Beynon co-founded the Southwest Georgia chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1993, where she served as president and coordinator for more than 10 years. Her involvement in Georgia led her to serve on Georgia NOW's State Council as well as serve in the two highest leadership roles within the state's chapter, executive vice president and president from 1997-2000. The materials in this collection reflect Beynon's involvement in NOW at the local, state and national levels from 1990-2008, and in the American Association of University Women, 1995-1996.


Organized in five series: I. National Organization for Women, II. Georgia National Organization for Women, III. Georgia Area National Organization for Women Chapters, IV. AAUW Files, V. Media.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Valerie Beyonon, 2006 and 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Alex McGee at the item level, November 2014.

Valerie Beynon:
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
Alex McGee
November 2014
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