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Dorothy J. Tracy papers

 Collection
Identifier: W014

Scope and Content of the Papers

The bulk of the Dorothy J. Tracy Papers, circa 1967-1995, focuses on Tracy's efforts to ratify the ERA in Georgia through such organizations as the League of Women Voters of Georgia and Atlanta/Fulton, Georgians for ERA, and ERA Georgia, Inc. [the former Georgia Council for ERA]. The papers are organized by General Correspondence, 1972-1992; Personal materials, 1967-1995; and Speaking Engagements and Teaching, 1977-1987, followed by subject files arranged alphabetically. Tracy's work for ERA ratification is documented mainly through correspondence and printed material (newsclippings, newsletters, and pamphlets) as well as artifacts. Tracy's activities in organizations such as the AARP, 1986-1988, 1995, and the Atlanta Council for Children, 1979-1981; in the business sector, 1977-1981, 1985, 1987; and in personal achievement, 1977; 1984; 1986-1994 are documented through award certificates, correspondence, pamphlets, and printed materials.

Dates

  • circa 1967-1995

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 Dorothy J. Tracy

Dorothy J. Tracy, activist, author, financial planner, and lobbyist, was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 1920. She received a bachelor's degree in economics from Georgia State University in 1967. Tracy's business acumen as a financial planner is exemplified through her course development in Georgia State University's Continuing Education Program (1978-1985); her writing of the "ABC's of School Finance in Georgia" (1983); her work to originate the American Association of Retired Persons' [AARP] Money Management Workshops for Women (1987) which are taught nationwide; her roles on the task force of marital property and taxes (1987-1988) with the League of Women Voters of Georgia [LWV-GA]; and her work on the Georgia Lottery Study for the League of Women Voters of Georgia (1991-1993).

As a long time member of the Atlanta/Fulton League of Women Voters, Tracy was president from 1975-1977, chair of the Georgia lottery study from 1991-1993, and Legislative Coordinator for the 1993 legislative session. An active participant in Georgia politics, Tracy was a lobbyist for the Atlanta Council for Children, 1979-1981; and legislative aide to Representative Eleanor Richardson, 1983-1990. She was legislative chair for the American Association of University Women for Atlanta and Georgia, 1983-1987 and 1992; a member of the Atlanta Civil Service Board, 1985-1994; and a board member for the Atlanta Regional Community Task Force on the Elderly, 1988. In 1995 Tracy served as chair of the AARP Legislative Committee.

Tracy has been honored with Outstanding Catholic Woman of Georgia from the Archdiocese of Georgia, 1977; the Community Service Award from the Atlanta Women's Chamber of Commerce, 1984; the Georgia Governor's Commendation, 1988; the League of Women Voter's Eudora Rogers Award for outstanding service, 1992-1993; and the YWCA's Salute to Women of Achievement, 1998.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Dorothy J. Tracy, activist, author, financial planner, and lobbyist, was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 1920. The bulk of the Dorothy J. Tracy Papers, circa 1967-1995, focuses on Tracy's efforts to ratify the ERA in Georgia through such organizations as the League of Women Voters of Georgia and Atlanta/Fulton, Georgians for ERA, and ERA Georgia, Inc. [the former Georgia Council for ERA].

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dorothy Tracy, June 1996.

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. Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project, 1995- (W008)
  2. Jeffrey Gordon Jones papers, 1993-1995 (W009)

Processing Information

Processed by Wesley Chenault at the file level, October 1997 (level 1); January 1999 (level 2).
Title
Dorothy J. Tracy:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1997, 1999
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

Contact:
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