Laura J. Moriarty papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
The Laura J. Moriarty Papers, circa 1978-1994 consists of materials relating to her involvement with various organizations, including the Abigails (a group of DeKalb County, Georgia school board members, commissioners, legislators and local citizens interested in promoting women), the Democratic Party, the League of Women Voters, the Atlanta Regional Commission, the National Issues Forum and the National Commission on Social Security. Also included are three scrapbooks (dismantled for preservation purposes) of photographs and news clippings regarding her involvement with these organizations, and various artifacts, including pinback buttons and awards.
- circa 1978-1994
- Moriarty, Laura J., 1945- (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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Biography of Laura J. Moriarty
Laura J. Moriarty has a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia and as of 2001 was employed as a Business Analyst for the Information Technology Division of Emory University. She was also editor and manager of Emory's Publication on Information Technology at Emory University, a prize-winning higher education IT journal for educators.
Moriarty has been very active in community and civic affairs for several years. Between 1981 and 1984, she served as president, League of Women Voters of Georgia and then lobbyist and portfolio lead on ethics; second vice president of Economic Opportunity Authority of DeKalb County; and vice president of Soroptimist International of Atlanta. She also cofounded the Dekalb Network for Women along with Roberta Malavenda and Gretta Dewald. Moriarty was chair of the Community Services and Development Advisory Council of the Atlanta Regional Commission, 1983-1985, and of the Elected and Appointed Women in DeKalb County, 1985-1986. Appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to the Commission on Gender Bias, Moriarty served 1989-1993, and co-authored the chapter on "Judicial Ethics" in the final report, which was reprinted in the Georgia Law Review.
1.67 Linear Feet (in 4 boxes)
Language of Materials
Laura J. Moriarty has been very active in community and civic affairs for several years. Her collection, circa 1978-1994 consists of materials relating to her involvement with various organizations, including the Abigails, the Democratic Party, the League of Women Voters, the Atlanta Regional Commission, the National Issues Forum and the National Commission on Social Security.
Arrangement of the Papers
Files are arranged in two series, Manuscript Materials, arranged alphabetically by subject, and Artifacts.
Gift of Laura J. Moriarty via Margaret Curtis, 2001, and via Janet Paulk, 2005.
Several items have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.
Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Pamphlets (W-Pamphlets) see finding aid for access
- "The Earnings Gap Between Women and Men. US Department of Labor" (Office of the Secretary Women’s Bureau, 1979) [Discrimination in Employment--U.S.]
- "Achieving Sex Equity in Vocational Education: A Crack in the Wall" (League of Women Voters Educational Fund, 1982) [Sex Discrimination--Education]
Separated to Women's Printed Collection -- Books: See online catalog for access
- A Guide to Federal Laws Prohibiting Sex Discrimination by the US Commission on Civil Rights. (US Commission on Civil Rights Clearinghouse Publication no. 46, June 1974) [KF4755.A83 no. 46]
- Gender and Justice in the Courts: A Report to the Supreme Court of Georgia by the Commission on Gender Bias in the Judicial System. (Supreme Court of the State of Georgia, 1991) [HV6793.G4 G46]
Processed by Wesley Chenault at the item level, 2000. Addition processed by Amanda Brown, 2005. During processing, some printed material (books, periodicals, pamphlets) was removed and filed with the Women's Printed Collection. Oversized item added to inventory, 2021.
- Moriarty, Laura J., 1945- (Person)
- Laura J. Moriarty:
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