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Susan A. Millen papers

 Collection
Identifier: W011

  • Staff Only

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

Collection is open for research use.

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 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.

Arrangement

Arranged by format: I. Manuscript materials, II. Artifacts and textiles.

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 item 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

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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