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Susan A. Millen papers

 Collection
Identifier: W011

Scope and Content of the Papers

The collection is organized to reflect Millen's activities with the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC), the Georgia Women's Political Caucus (GWPC), and the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) from 1980-1988. The NWPC material focuses on two national conferences, "Showcase '85" and "Targeting America’s Future" (1987), and includes information packets, invitations and mailings, and conference T-shirts. Photographs in the NWPC material document a Super Saturday Meeting in Atlanta, and the Democratic National Convention (Atlanta 1988) and depict Pat Schroeder, Ann Richards, Mary Davis, and others. The GWPC section consists of organizational and political information, information on "Georgia Women and the Law" conferences (1986, 1987) and "Women’s History Month," address lists, photographs, and a videotape entitled "Women Make A Difference: Georgia Women in Politics." This 1986 video includes appearances by Georgia politicians Georganna Sinkfield and Eleanor Richardson, and Atlanta mayor Andrew Young. The narrator is television reporter Monica Kaufman who focuses on women politicians and the history of women's suffrage in Georgia. The CLUW material includes organizational information, an undated photograph of the real "Norma Rae" (Crystal Lee Sutton), and information on "International Women’s Day" (1983, 1985). Completing the collection are copies of the ERA Quilt postcard, political buttons, unidentified photographs and videotapes featuring various women's issues; some personal correspondence, miscellaneous newspaper clippings, and student research on Millen, which includes an interview transcript.

Dates

  • 1979-1998
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 1988

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.

Biography of Susan Ann Millen

Susan Ann Millen, activist, journalist, and producer, was born in Aurora, Illinois in 1951. She attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale (journalism; BS, 1972), and Columbia College in Chicago (photography; BFA, 1978), after which she moved to Atlanta. Millen has been an editor (Journal of Labor, 1979-1985), journalist, photographer, public relations specialist and communications consultant as well as a special education teacher and has been very active in organizations involving women's politics. She was president of the Georgia chapter and a board member of the National Woman's Party (1981-1984), an organizing member and first vice-president of the Atlanta chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (1983-1985), and an officer of the Georgia Women's Political Caucus (1986-1990). In addition, she coordinated a Political Skills Workshop (1987) and the Georgia Women and the Law Conference (1987) for the GWPC, produced a GWPC television series on Prime Cable that began in 1987, was a National Women's Political Caucus officer (1989), and was a board member of ERA Georgia, Inc. and editor of its newsletter. Millen continues to be a community activist and teaches at Tucker High School in Dekalb County, Georgia. In 2004, she and her class were selected as an AT&T CARES Youth Service Action Award.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Susan A. Millen has been an editor (Journal of Labor, 1979-1985), journalist, photographer, public relations specialist and communications consultant as well as a special education teacher and has been very active in organizations involving women's politics. The collection is organized to reflect Millen's activities with the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC), the Georgia Women's Political Caucus (GWPC), and the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) from 1980-1988.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Sue Millen, June 1996; 1998.

Online Availability:

Several items have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Susan A. Millen oral history interviews, July 7 and 9, 1999. Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project (W008)
  2. Maria Getzinger Jones papers, 1946; 1967-1998 (W021)

Separated Materials

Separated to the Women's Printed Collection -- Books (See catalog for access)

  1. National Directory of Asian and Pacific Women Elected Officials, 1987 (National Women's Political Caucus, 1987)
  2. National Directory of Women Elected Officials, 1987 (National Women's Political Caucus, 1987)
  3. Political Directory - Atlanta/Fulton County (League of Women Voters, 1987)

Separated to the Women's Printed Collections -- Pamphlets (see finding aid W-Pamphlets for access)

  1. Targeting America's Future -- National Women's Political Caucus convention program, August 20-23, 1987

Separated to the Women's Printed Collection -- Periodicals (see catalog or finding aid W-Periodicals for access)

  1. CLUW News (Various: Coalition of Labor Union Women), circa May 1983; June 1983-April 1984; October 1984; Special NEWS release, October 5, 1984; December 1984; January 1985; February 1985April-June 1985
  2. Women's Political Reporter (Atlanta: Georgia Women's Political Caucus), Vol.4, no.1, January 1984; Vol.5, no.2, March 1984; Vol.5, no.3, December 1984; May 1985; September [1985]

Processing Information

Processed by E. Lee Elzroth at the file level, 1997. Artifacts were removed during processing.
Title
Susan A. Millen:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1997
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2005: EAD created by Morna Gerrard.
  • 2005: EAD edited by Amanda Brown.
  • 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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