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Valerie Beynon papers

Identifier: W128

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Valerie Beynon Papers, 1990-2008, are organized in five series and 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.


  • 1990-2009


Restrictions on Access

Oversized box 1 contains restricted material. Please consult Archivist for 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 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.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Valerie Beyonon, 2006 and 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Alex McGee at the file level, November 2014.
Valerie Beynon:
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
Alex McGee
November 2014
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Repository Details

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