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Cynthia W. Hlass papers

 Collection
Identifier: W019

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Cynthia W. Hlass Papers, 1970-1976, are arranged under the following topics: Atlanta NOW, Georgia NOW, National NOW, NOW State Legislative Coordinator, Equal Rights Amendment, and Miscellaneous and consist of manuscript and printed materials documenting Hlass's participation in NOW, as well as efforts to ratify the ERA in Georgia. Material focuses on NOW national, state and local levels, and on Hlass's work in NOW as president (Atlanta chapter), board member (Atlanta chapter, 1974-1975), Legislative Coordinator (Georgia), International Feminist Committee member (1974-1975), and Compliance Coordinator (Southern Region, 1976). Other materials (news clippings, newsletters, publications, pamphlets, etc.) document the history of the ERA movement in Georgia (1970-1976). Additional subjects covered are women's rights, including Women's Liberation (1975-1976), feminist songs (n.d.), and the International Women's Year conference [Mexico City, 1975].

Dates

  • 1970-1976

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 Cynthia Welch Hlass

Cynthia Welch Hlass, real estate broker and former Atlanta NOW president was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1944. She attended Northwestern University (Chicago, Illinois) two years during the early 1960s, then left to become an airline attendant. Hlass graduated from Mercer University [Atlanta, Georgia] in 1977 with a dual major in psychology and sociology. It was while she was finishing her degree at Mercer that she served as Atlanta NOW President (1973-1974) and as Legislative Coordinator (1974-1975) for Georgia NOW. Hlass was a real estate broker in Gwinnett County for over 30 years. She died March 3, 2003, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Extent

3.25 Linear Feet (in 8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Cynthia Welch Hlass, real estate broker and former Atlanta NOW president was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1944. The Cynthia W. Hlass Papers, 1970-1976, are arranged under the following topics: Atlanta NOW, Georgia NOW, National NOW, NOW State Legislative Coordinator, Equal Rights Amendment, and Miscellaneous and consist of manuscript and printed materials documenting Hlass's participation in NOW, as well as efforts to ratify the ERA in Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Cynthia W. Hlass via Joyce Durand, June 1997; 2004.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Cynthia Hlass oral history interview, April 30, 1997. Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project (W008)

Separated Materials Note

During Processing periodicals, pamphlets, and monographs were separated to other collections.

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

  1. Abortion Trends (Lakewood, CA: W/W Communications), 1975-1976 (4 issues)
  2. The Applecart (North Augusta, S.C.: CSRA Chapter), October 1975; June 1976 (2 issues)
  3. As We See It NOW (Detroit, MI: Detroit N.O.W.), March 1975
  4. DeKalb N.O.W. (Tucker, GA: DeKalb N.O.W.), October 1975
  5. Do It N.O.W. (Chicago, IL: N.O.W.), September 1973
  6. Equal Rights Monitor (Sacramento, CA: Equal Rights Amendment Project); after 1976 (Sacramento, CA: Institute for Studies in Equality), 1976-1976 (5 issues)
  7. Feminist Alliance Against Rape Newsletter (Washington, D.C.: FAAR), March/April 1977
  8. Georgia News [N.O.W.] (Athens, GA: Georgia Chapter N.O.W.), 1974-1976 (6 issues)
  9. NOW Notes (Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Chapter N.O.W.), May 1976
  10. NOW's letter (Savannah, GA) [newsletter title used by chapters across states), April 1976
  11. Pennsylvania NOW (Erie PA: Pennsylvania N.O.W.), March 1975; April 1975
  12. The Phyllis Schlafly Report (Alton, IL: Phyllis Schlafly), December 1974; January 1975

Separated to the Women's Pamphlets Collection (see catalog or finding aid for access)

  1. Georgia Women's Meeting for the Observation of International Women's Year , Sheraton Biltmore Hotel, May 6-7, 1977 [Conferences and Exhibits]
  2. The Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972; Title VII of Public Law 92-261, Approved March 24, 1972 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972) [Discrimination in employment--Law and legislation--U.S.]
  3. Affirmative Action and Equal Empoyment: A Guidebook for Employees , developed and written by Evelyn M. Idelson (Washington, D.C.: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1974) [Discrimination in employment--U.S.]
  4. Job Discrimination? Laws and Rules You Should Know , (Washington, D.C.: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1975) [Discrimination in employment--U.S.]
  5. Publications of the Women's Bureau (Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration Women's Bureau, January 1977) [Employment]
  6. Toward Job Equality for Women (Washington, D.C.: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, circa 1969) [Employment]
  7. The First Decade (Washington, D.C.: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1974) [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission--U.S.]
  8. Answers to Questions About E.R.A. (Washington, D.C.: National Women's Party) [Equal Rights Amendment]
  9. Bringing Home Equality (The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.) [Equal Rights Amendment]
  10. Abortion: Questions and Answers (New York, N.Y.: National Association for Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL)) [Equal Rights Amendment and abortion]
  11. Abortion: The Case for Repeal , by Lester Breslow, (New York, N.Y.: NARAL) [Equal Rights Amendment and abortion]
  12. "Confronting the Enemy" articles form Pennsylvania NOW [Equal Rights Amendment and abortion]
  13. The Women's Guide to Books (New York, N.Y.: MSS Information Corp., 1974) [Feminism--Bibliography]
  14. Georgia Official Directory of State and County Officers , prepared by Ben W. Fortsen, Jr., Secretary of State, April 1975 [Georgia--Data]
  15. NOW is the Time (Atlanta, GA: Atlanta N.O.W., 1974) [National Organization for Women--Conference]
  16. NOW Origins (N.O.W.) [National Organization for Women--History]
  17. They All Learned NOW Means Business (N.O.W.) [National Organization for Women--History]
  18. Write On (N.O.W.) [National Organization for Women--History]
  19. "The Women Activist Guide to Lobbying," The Women Activist, commemorative issue (Falls Church, VA), August 26, 1974 [Political participation: Pamphlet Box P]
  20. Guide on Discrimination Because of Sex (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1972)[Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation: Pamphlet Box S]
  21. Excerpts from How Do You Feel About Being A Woman?: The Results of A Redbook [Surveys--Women--U.S.: Pamphlet Box S]
  22. Fifinella (WASP Memorial Fund)[WASP's: Pamphlet Box W]
  23. The American Woman: Her Image and Her Roles, by Toni Merrick under the direction of Sheila Tobias, (Middletown, CT: Xerox Corporation, 1972)[Women--Social conditions: Pamphlet Box W]
  24. Equal Rights for Women, a Call for Action: The United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (New York, N.Y.: United Nations Office of Public Information, 1973)[Women--Social conditions: Pamphlet Box W]

Separated to the Special Collections Book Holdings (see catalog for access)

  1. Affirmative Action and Equal Employment: A Guidebook for Employers, Volume 1 and 2 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, January 1974)
  2. National Organization for Women, Virginia Chapter. The Equal Rights Amendment Supporter's Handbook (Richmond, VA: Virginia N.O.W., 1975)
  3. Justice, Ann K. (ed). The Insurance Connection with Stop ERA Forces, a report compiled by the National Organization for Women, Lincoln N.O.W. Chapter and N.O.W. Legislative Office, Washington D.C. (Lincoln Neb.: N.O.W., 1974)
  4. Alan Guttmacher Institute. Provisional Estimates of Abortion Need and Services in the Year Following the 1973 Supreme Court Decisions: United States, Each State and Metropolitan Area (New York, N.Y.: The Institute, 1975)
  5. San Francisco Women's History Group. What Have Women Done? A Photo Essay on Working Women in the United States (San Francisco, CA: United Front Press, circa 1975)
  6. Whitehead, Geraldine C. Women in America (Fort Worth, TX: Sperry and Hutchinson Co., 1972)

Processing Information

Processed by Wesley J. Chenault at the file level, June 1998.
Title
Cynthia W. Hlass:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1998
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • October 2004: 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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