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Working Women in Atlanta Oral History project

Identifier: L1989-24

Scope and Content of the Records

The Working Women of Atlanta Oral History Project includes ten interviews conducted in 1987. Those interviewed had careers that ranged from bookkeeper, secretary, administrative assistant, cashier to assistant director. There were discussions on job skills, job training, job responsibilities, office automation (especially going from typewriter to computer), and job stress. Each interview has been transcribed.


  • Creation: October-November 1987


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.

Background Note on the Project

Rebecca Sharpless interviewed ten women from Atlanta, Georgia, mostly from Spelman College, for a paper on "Atlanta Working Women."


1 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Rebecca Sharpless interviewed ten women from Atlanta, Georgia, mostly from Spelman College, for a paper on "Atlanta Working Women." Records of the project consist of transcripts and audio tapes.


The interviews are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mary Rebecca Sharpless, July 14, 1989.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. 9to5 Atlanta Working Women records, 1972-2009 (L2005-08)
  2. National Domestic Workers Union (U.S.) records, 1965-1979 (L1979-24)

Processing Information

Inventoried by Pam Hackbart-Dean. Digitization of sound recordings supported by a Recordings at Risk grant from the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR), made possible by funding from the Mellon Foundation.


Working Women in Atlanta Oral History Project:
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
May 2001
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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