Cathey W. Steinberg papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
Consisting mostly of correspondence, newsclippings, legislation, printed materials, reports, speeches, and campaign materials, the Cathey W. Steinberg papers (1976-1994) document Steinberg's work in the Georgia House and Senate and her various campaigns for political office, including those for the Georgia Public Service Commission (1988) and the United States Congress (1992). Most prominently featured are documents relating to Steinberg's legislative efforts in behalf of the Equal Rights Amendment, and women's, family, elderly and consumer issues.
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 Cathey Steinberg
Cathey W. Steinberg (1942-) is recognized as a leader for consumer, family, and women's rights through her work in the Georgia House of Representatives (1977-1989, District 46, DeKalb County), where she was the primary sponsor of the resolution to ratify the ERA in 1981-1982. She served in the Georgia Senate as well for one term (1991-1993, District 42). Steinberg received a BA from Carnegie-Mellon Institute and a master's degree in Guidance Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a consultant in public and community relations and marketing and a frequent guest speaker and lecturer on various issues. From 1993 until June 1999, she was the managing partner for Ahead of the Curve, a public policy consulting and advocacy training firm. In July 1999, Governor Roy Barnes appointed Steinberg Georgia's first Consumer Insurance Advocate. She left the post in March 2003. Steinberg also served as the Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Fund.
21.68 Linear Feet (in 51 boxes)
Language of Materials
Cathey W. Steinberg was recognized as a leader for consumer, family, and women's rights during her service in the Georgia House of Representatives (1977-1989) and Georgia Senate (1991-1993). Her papers consist of correspondence, newsclippings, legislation, printed materials, reports, speeches, and campaign materials, 1976-1994, that document her public service and political campaigns.
Organization of the Papers
Organized into 4 series: I Georgia General Assembly, 1976-1992; II Campaigns and Elections, 1976-1992; III Visual Materials; IV Textiles.
.25 linear feet of photocopied scrapbook materials were acquired in February 2000 and May 2002. The bulk of the papers were transferred to Georgia State University from Emory University's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) in June 2006.
Several photographs have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.
Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Spec Books, see online catalog for access
- AFSCME. Winning the Fight for Pay Equity (Washington, D.C.: AFSCME, 1984)
- Center for the Study of Social Policy. Annie E. Casey Foundation. Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-Being (Washington, D.C.: Center for the Study of Social Policy, 1992)
- Jacoby, Susan. The Possible She (New York, N.Y.: Ballantine Books, 1979)
- Kinsler, Laura. Why 1992 Will Be the Year for Women in Politics (1992)
- Kleeman, Katherine E. Women's PACs: Report (New Brunswick, N.J.: Center for the American Woman and Politics (Eagleton Institute of Politics, 1983)
- National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year. Report of Georgia's Women's Meeting for the Observance of International Women's Year (Atlanta, GA: Georgia Women's Meeting, 1977)
- National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year. "To Form a More Perfect Union...": Justice for American Women (Washington, D.C.: Department of State, 1976)
- President's Advisory Committee for Women. Voices for Women: 1980 Report of the President's Advisory Committee for Women (Washington, D.C.: President's Advisory Committee for Women, 1980)
- Reitt, Barbara B., ed. Georgia Women: A Celebration (Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Branch, American Association of University Women, 1976)
- Stanwick, Kathy A. Political Women Tell What It Takes: Report (New Brunswick, N.J.: Center for the American Woman and Politics (Eagleton Institute of Politics, 1983)
- Stanwick, Kathy A. and Katherine E. Kleeman. Women Make a Difference: Report (New Brunswick, N.J.: Center for the American Woman and Politics (Eagleton Institute of Politics, 1983)
Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Pamphlets (W-Pamphlets) see finding aid for access
Women 4 Women: Speaking God's Truth in Love(Duluth, GA: Women 4 Women) [Abortion--Religious aspects]
Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Periodicals (W-Periodicals), see finding aid or online catalog for access
- Moral Majority Report , Vol. 2, no. 3-5, March 16, 1981-May 18, 1981; Vol. 2, no. 7-8, July 20, 1981-August 24, 1981; Vol. 2, no. 10, October 19, 1981
- National Now Times , December 1978/January 1979 (incomplete); Vol. 11, no. 3, March, 1979; Vol. 12, no. 8-vol. 12, no. 9-10, August-September/October 1979; Vol. 13, no. 1, December/January 1980; Vol. 12, no. 4, April 1980; Vol. 14, no. 4-Vol. 14, no. 7, April-July/August; Vol. 14, no. 9 October 1981; Vol. 15, no. 4, May 1982
- National Voter , Vol. 32, no. 3, Fall 1982; Vol. 33, no. 1, Spring 1983
- New Directions for Women , Vol. 10, no. 5, September/October 1981
- The NOW Times , Vol. 9, no. 4, April 1979
- The Phyllis Schlafly Report , Vol. 10, no. 4, section 2, November 1976; Vol. 13, no. 14, section 2, November 1979
- Present Tense , Vol. 16, no. 6, September/October 1989 (Contains article,
Whose Choice? In the War Over Abortion, There's No Common Groundby Catherine Gammon)
- Rising Up: The Newsletter of Catholics Act for ERA , September 1979
- WEAL Washington Report , Vol. 12, no. 1, February/March 1983; Vol. 12, no. 3, June/July 1983
- Women's Political Times , Vol. 6, no. 3, June 1981; Vol. 7, no. 2, April 1982
Original accession processed by AR, WJC, ELE, May 2000; addition processed by Casey Cater, 2009-2010.
- Atlanta (Ga.)
- DeKalb County (Ga.)
- ERA Georgia, Inc.
- Equal rights amendments
- Georgia. General Assembly. House of Representatives
- Georgia. General Assembly. Senate
- Political campaigns
- Women legislators
- Women political activists
- Women politicians
- buttons (information artifacts)
- clippings (information artifacts)
- Cathey W. Steinberg:
- A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- 2000; 2009
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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