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Elaine Hazleton Bolton papers

Identifier: W039

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Elaine Hazleton Bolton Papers includes a file documenting actress and businesswoman Polly Bergen's Equal Rights Amendment campaign, sponsored by the League of Women Voters' National Business Council for the Equal Rights Amendment. Artifacts and textiles are comprised of a necklace, two pinback buttons, two scarves and a t-shirt.


  • Creation: 1980-1981


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 Elaine Hazleton Bolton

Elaine Hazleton Bolton was born in 1942 in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. from the University of Puget Sound in Takoma, Washington, and her M.Ed. from the University of Georgia. Bolton has worked as a cryptographer for the Department of Defense, and in education, as a technology specialist, teacher and assistant principal. She was the founding director of the Program Challenge Center for gifted students (grades kindergarten through 5th grade), as well as the coordinator of the gifted education program for Griffin Spalding Schools, Griffin, Georgia. Additionally, Bolton's professional involvement in education included serving as the president and treasurer of the Georgia Association for Gifted Children.

As well as being active in community organizations such as the Utility Club, the Griffin Area Arts Alliance, and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Volunteer Services, Bolton has also worked as a political activist in support of ERA ratification, beginning her political activism in the late 1970s by working as a legislative aid to Senator Virginia Shapard. By 1981, she was serving as the president of the League of Women Voters of Georgia. Bolton founded the Griffin, Georgia chapter of the LWV of Georgia and served as Chapter president, from 1998-1999. From 2000-2002, she was the Executive Director of the Macon Heritage Foundation, an historic preservation and neighborhood revitalization, non-profit organization in Macon, Ga.


3 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

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Elaine Hazleton Bolton worked as a political activist in support of ERA ratification and began her political activism in the late 1970s by working as a legislative aid to Senator Virginia Shapard. The Elaine Hazleton Bolton papers includes a file documenting the Polly Bergen/National Business Council for the Equal Rights campaign, a necklace, two pinback buttons, a t-shirt and two scarves.



Aquisition Information

Donated by Elaine Hazleton Bolton via Diane Fowlkes, 1999; 2003.

Online Availability:

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

Processing Information

Processed by E. Lee Elzroth, January 2000, updated by Jacinta Godwin 2006. EAD created by Morna Gerrard, 2005. EAD edited by Amanda Brown, 2005; William Hardesty, 2007.

Elaine Hazleton Bolton:
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