Judith Lightfoot Cormack papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
One folder contains materials photocopied from originals in the possession of Judith Lightfoot Cormack, and includes letters written by, to, or concerning Cormack, some meeting minutes, and newsclippings. The items are arranged in chronological order.
Topics covered include the NOW split (1975), and specifically the 13-strong New Orleans meeting attended by Lightfoot, NOW co-founder Betty Friedan, and the president of NOW Legal Defense Fund, Mary Jean Tully, at which NOW's organizational changes and goals were discussed. Also covered is NOW's 25th anniversary celebration in Washington, D.C. on January 10, 1992, and Cormack's invitation, attendance and reaction to that meeting.
Other subjects covered are the donation of Cormack's NOW papers, 1972-1975, to the Schlesinger Library (1978); the January 1992 interview conducted with her on behalf of the Schlesinger Library and the interviewee's (Gene Boyer) connection with the University of Wisconsin--Madison Oral History Project; and 1992 NOW leadership.
- Creation: 1975, 1978, 1991-1992
- Cormack, Judith Lightfoot, 1937-2006 (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.
Permission for copies of interview-related material must be granted from the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women.
Biography of Judith Cormack
Judith Gumpert [Lightfoot] Cormack was born 1937, in New York City. After marriage to her first husband, she moved to Australia and worked for IBM (1964 to 1968). Cormack moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1968 and continued working in the computer industry. Her involvement in the women's movement began in 1969 when she joined the newly-formed Atlanta chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Through her activities in NOW, Cormack became a significant figure in the women's movement in Georgia, and nationally. She was a founding member of the Georgia Women's Political Caucus (1971), a member of the 1972 Georgia Commission on the Status of Women, and served as a member, Southern Regional Director, and chair of the board during the "split" of NOW in the 1970s. In 1978 Cormack returned to Australia where she has lived until her death in 2006.
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Through her activities in NOW, Judith Lightfoot Cormack became a significant figure in the women's movement in Georgia, and nationally. One folder contains materials photocopied from originals in the possession of Judith Lightfoot Cormack, and includes letters written by, to, or concerning Cormack, some meeting minutes, and newsclippings.
Donated by Judith Cormack, September 1998.
Processed by E. Lee Elzroth at the file level, 1998. The items are arranged in chronological order.
- Judith Lightfoot Cormack:
- A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
- Georgia State University Library
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