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Vicki McLennan papers

 Collection
Identifier: W053

Scope and Content of the Papers

Printed material, notes and other writings, correspondence, legal documents, minutes and agendas, financial records, photographic prints and textiles make up Vicki McLennan's records of her activities as an activist, lobbyist, organizer, and administrator. The papers document McLennan's role in debates over welfare reform (bulk 1992-1993), child support and custody (bulk 1993-1995), and domestic violence in Georgia. In addition, the papers include correspondence, minutes, legal documents, and financial records related to Georgia NOW, particularly to the organization's Political Action Committee.

Dates

  • 1979-2000
  • Majority of material found within 1992 - 1999

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access, except for a few items from Series I. In those instances, a photocopy is available to researchers with personal, third-party information omitted, and access to the unaltered original is restricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biography of Vicki Anne McLennan

Vicki Anne McLennan, a lobbyist for non-profit organizations, public policy analyst, and political consultant, began her lobbying career in 1985. She became an expert on family, health, welfare, and environmental policy and law in Georgia. McLennan had a long association with the Georgia chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), serving as president (1993-1997), lobbyist (1990-2000), and public policy advisor. She was director of the Georgia Public Assistance Coalition and lobbied for the Georgia Environmental Council. McLennan also advised political candidates.

A single mother and grandmother, Vicki McLennan is an Atlanta native who attended Georgia State University.

Extent

2.75 Linear Feet (in 8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Vicki Anne McLennan, a lobbyist for non-profit organizations, public policy analyst, and political consultant, began her lobbying career in 1985. Printed material, notes and other writings, correspondence, legal documents, minutes and agendas, financial records, photographic prints and textiles make up Vicki McLennan's records of her activities as an activist, lobbyist, organizer, and administrator.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Vicki McLennan, April 2000.

Online Availability:

Several items have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Mary Margaret Oliver oral history interview, May 6, 1993 (P1993-05). Georgia Government Documentation Project.
  2. Activist Women Oral History collection, 2006- (W071)
  3. Beth S. Schapiro papers, circa 1970-1995 (W002)
  4. Anne L. Harper papers, 1979-1980; 1995-2004 (W054)
  5. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield Equity in Sports Act collection, 1975-2007 (W082)
  6. Nan Grogan Orrock papers, 1969-2010 (W118)
  7. Liane Levetan papers, 1963-2011 (W115)

Separated Materials

Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Periodicals (W-Periodicals), see finding aid or online catalog for access

  1. Athens Area and UGA NOW Update, April 1997
  2. Atlanta NOW News, January/February, July/August, September/October 1994; May/June, July/August, September/October 1996
  3. Contract with Women of the USA State Legislative Report, April/May, July/August 1996
  4. DeKalb NOW News, January 10, February 4, 1992
  5. Georgia Feminist, Spring 1991; Fall 1993; Fall 1994; Summer, Election 1996; January 1997
  6. Georgians for Choice Report, Fall 1993
  7. Greater Columbia NOW, February 1993
  8. Ms. (vol. 6, no. 6), May/June 1996

Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Pamphlets (W-Pamphlets) see finding aid for access

  1. 1998 Women’s Assembly, 1997 [Political participation]
  2. Center for Women Policy Studies, 1996 [Center for Women Policy Studies]
  3. Design and Issuance of Family Violence Protective Orders in Georgia from the Perspective of Clerks of the Superior Courts and Agencies that Serve Victims (Martha A. Griffith, et al.), 1998 [Family violence]
  4. Georgia Feminist, September 1997 (incomplete copy) [National Organization for Women--Georgia chapter]
  5. Georgia Women's Health Survey, Topics on Reproductive Health, 1995 [Reproductive health]
  6. Hate Crimes: ADL Blueprint for Action (Anti-Defamation League), 1997 [Hate crimes]
  7. Hate Crimes Laws (Anti-Defamation League), 1997 [Hate crimes]
  8. The Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 1997 [Sexually transmitted diseases]
  9. Manual Vacuum Aspiration: A Summary of Clinical and Programmatic Experience Worldwide (Forrest C. Greenslade, et al.), 1993 [Abortion]
  10. National Abortion Federation 21st Annual Meeting, 1997 [National Abortion Federation (U.S.)]
  11. Nancy Schaefer: Elect A New Lt. Governor, [1998] [Women in politics]
  12. NOW Legal Defense Fund and Education Fund, Q & A on Women and Welfare: Reproductive Rights, undated [Reproductive rights]
  13. Trapped by Poverty Trapped by Abuse: New Evidence Documenting the Relationship between Domestic Violence and Welfare, 1997 [Domestic violence]

Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Spec Books, see online catalog for access

  1. Anne D. Lopatto and James C. Neely, editors, Lawyer’s Manual on Domestic Violence: Representing the Victim, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department [unofficial publication], 1995

Processing Information

Processed by William W. Hardesty at the file level, July 2004. McLennan's papers arrived at the repository organized in subject groupings. During processing, files were created and titled. A number of the files in the Georgia NOW subseries do not relate to McLennan's activities and were not created by her. Newspaper clippings and some manuscript items were photocopied or transcribed for preservation purposes.
Title
Vicki McLennan:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
July 2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2005: EAD edited by Amanda Brown.
  • 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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