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Cathey W. Steinberg papers

 Collection
Identifier: W042
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.

Dates

  • 1976-1994

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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.

Extent

21.68 Linear feet (in 52 boxes)

Overview

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.

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 is currently the Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Fund.

Organization of the Papers

Organized into 4 series:
  1. Series I: Georgia General Assembly, 1976-1992
  2. Series II: Campaigns and Elections, 1976-1992
  3. Series III: Visual Materials
  4. Series IV: Textiles

Acquisition Information

.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.

Digital Access

Several photographs have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library's Digital Collections, Donna Novak Coles Woman's Movement Archives page.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository
  1. Cathey Steinberg oral history interview, July 21, 1989 (P1989-10), Georgia Government Documentation Project.
  2. Women in the Legislature Oral History Project, Georgia Governemnt Documentation Project (P2000-01).
  3. Mary Margaret Oliver oral history interview, May 6, 1993 (P1993-05). Georgia Government Documentation Project.
  4. Nan Orrock oral history interview, May 5, 1993 (P1993-06). Series N. Legislative Oral History Project (P2000-09). Georgia Government Documentation Project.
  5. Nan Grogan Orrock oral history interviews, December 16 and 20, 2006; October 7, 2007; August 3, 2008. Activist Women Oral History collection (W071)
  6. Beth S. Schapiro papers, circa 1970-1995 (W002)
  7. Vicki McLennan papers, 1979-2000 (W053)
  8. Anne L. Harper papers, 1979-1980; 1995-2004 (W054)
  9. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield Equity in Sports Act collection, 1975-2007 (W082)
  10. Nan Grogan Orrock papers, 1969-2010 (W118)
  11. Liane Levetan papers, 1963-2011 (W115)
  12. Activist Women Oral History collection, 2006- (W071)

Separated Materials

Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Spec Books, see online catalog for access
  1. AFSCME. Winning the Fight for Pay Equity (Washington, D.C.: AFSCME, 1984)
  2. 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)
  3. Jacoby, Susan. The Possible She (New York, N.Y.: Ballantine Books, 1979)
  4. Kinsler, Laura. Why 1992 Will Be the Year for Women in Politics (1992)
  5. Kleeman, Katherine E. Women's PACs: Report (New Brunswick, N.J.: Center for the American Woman and Politics (Eagleton Institute of Politics, 1983)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. Reitt, Barbara B., ed. Georgia Women: A Celebration (Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Branch, American Association of University Women, 1976)
  10. 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)
  11. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. National Voter , Vol. 32, no. 3, Fall 1982; Vol. 33, no. 1, Spring 1983
  4. New Directions for Women , Vol. 10, no. 5, September/October 1981
  5. The NOW Times , Vol. 9, no. 4, April 1979
  6. The Phyllis Schlafly Report , Vol. 10, no. 4, section 2, November 1976; Vol. 13, no. 14, section 2, November 1979
  7. Present Tense , Vol. 16, no. 6, September/October 1989 (Contains article, Whose Choice? In the War Over Abortion, There's No Common Ground by Catherine Gammon)
  8. Rising Up: The Newsletter of Catholics Act for ERA , September 1979
  9. WEAL Washington Report , Vol. 12, no. 1, February/March 1983; Vol. 12, no. 3, June/July 1983
  10. Women's Political Times , Vol. 6, no. 3, June 1981; Vol. 7, no. 2, April 1982

Processing Information

Original accession processed by AR, WJC, ELE May 2000; remainder processed by Casey Cater 2009-2010
Title
Cathey W. Steinberg: W042
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
2000; 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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