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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. Arrangement is alphabetical.


  • October-November 1987


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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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)

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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.

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.
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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Revision Statements

  • May 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • 2006, 2007: EAD revised by William Hardesty.
  • 2018: EAD revised by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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