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Betsy Rivard papers

 Collection
Identifier: W099

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).

Dates

  • 1990-2006

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.

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.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

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).

Acquisition Information

Donated by Caroline (Betsy) Rivard, May 26, 2011.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in Other Respositories

  1. Women's Action for New Directions Records, 1973-2012 (MS 317). Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College Northampton, Massachusetts.

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)

  1. Partnership Network for Environmental Health (Collaborative on Health and the Environment) [Environmental health--Research--United States]
  2. Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL) [Women legislators--United States]

Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Periodicals (W-Periodicals)

  1. Women's Health Activist: A Voice for Women, A Network for Change, July/August
  2. WAND Bulletin, 1992-2001

Processing Information

Processed by Mickey Harvey at the file level for the Georgia Archives Institute, June 2011. EAD created by Mickey Harvey, June 2011.
Title
Betsy Rivard:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Mickey Harvey
Date
June 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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