Betsy Rivard papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
The Betsy Rivard papers, 1990-2006, consist of articles, meeting agendas and notes, bulletins, newsletters, pamphlets, press releases, and other materials reflecting Rivard's service as a board member of Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL).
- Creation: 1990-2006
- Rivard, Betsy (Person)
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 Betsy Rivard
Caroline (Betsy) Rivard is a political activist working on environment issues pertaining to nuclear materials. She is on the board of Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL) and Women's Action for New Directions (WAND, formerly Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament). Rivard has been active in Atlanta WAND for approximately 16 years, serving on the board for at least eight years. WiLL and WAND educate women on the need to reduce militarism and violence and to redirect excessive military spending to unmet human and environment needs. WiLL/WAND support and work closely with numerous other peace, environmental, human needs, and women's organizations. Rivard's chemistry background and Oak Ridge, Tennessee, past (her father worked for the Atomic Energy Commission) made her concerned about the issues of nuclear weapons and power. She also serves on the boards of the United Nations Association of the USA, Nuke Watch South, Georgians for Gun Safety, and the Chattooga Conservatory.
2 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)
Language of Materials
Caroline (Betsy) Rivard is a political activist working on environment issues pertaining to nuclear materials. Her papers, 1990-2006, consist of articles, meeting agendas and notes, and printed materials reflecting Rivard's service as a board member of Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL).
Files arranged alphabetically.
Donated by Caroline (Betsy) Rivard, May 26, 2011.
Separated Materials Note
During processing, printed materials were separated to the Women's Printed Collections. Pamphlets were separated to Women's Printed Collection: Pamphlets and periodicals were separated to the Women's Printed Collection: Periodicals. See finding aids for access and exact issue information.
Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Pamphlets (W-Pamphlets)
- "Partnership Network for Environmental Health" (Collaborative on Health and the Environment) [Environmental health--Research--United States]
- "Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL)" [Women legislators--United States]
Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Periodicals (W-Periodicals)
- Women's Health Activist: A Voice for Women, A Network for Change, July/August
- WAND Bulletin, 1992-2001
Processed by Mickey Harvey at the item level for the Georgia Archives Institute, June 2011.
Genre / Form
- Betsy Rivard:
- A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Mickey Harvey
- June 2011
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