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Margery R. "Jerry" Downey papers

 Collection
Identifier: W055

Scope and Content of the Papers

The papers consist of files relating to the League of Women Voters of Georgia, the Older Women's League (National and Metro Atlanta), efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in Georgia, and various other women's issues -- in particular women and aging. Files are comprised of correspondence, reports, clippings, convention proceedings and programs, agendas and minutes, photographs and a pinback button.

Files are arranged alphabetically, and clippings have been photocopied for preservation purposes.

Dates

  • 1975-2001

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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 Margery "Jerry" Downey

Margery "Jerry" Downey was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. She received her BA in English Literature from Swarthmore College in 1950 and between 1969 and 1970, went on to take a number elementary education courses in New Jersey. Throughout her professional career, she has held positions as junior executive in a department store, assistant to her physician father, teachers aide (1969-1974), sales representative for a life insurance company (1980-1983), and sales and customer service representative for Service Foods, Inc. (1983-).

Downey was involved with ERA Georgia during the 1970s and 1980s and has been a long-time member of the League of Women Voters in Montclaire, N.J. and in Savannah, Georgia. She has held a number of offices with the League, including president, education chair, and membership director. Downey has also been a member of the Older Women's League for several years.

Extent

0.83 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Margery R. Downey was involved with ERA Georgia during the 1970s and 1980s and has been a long-time member of the League of Women Voters in Montclaire, N.J. and in Savannah, Georgia. The papers consist of files relating to the League of Women Voters of Georgia, the Older Women's League (National and Metro Atlanta), efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in Georgia, and various other women's issues -- in particular women and aging.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Margery R. Downey, 2002.

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. Donna Novak Coles papers, 1968-1984 (W010)

Separated Materials

During processing some printed material was removed and filed with the Women's Printed Collection. Material must be requested separately; consult archivist for access.

Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Periodicals (See finding aid or catalog for access)

  1. ERA Report (Washington, D.C.: League of Women Voters of the United States), January 1980
  2. Georgia Voter (Atlanta, GA: League of Women Voters of Georgia): Volume 42, Number 1, May-June 1982
  3. Women's Political Reporter (Atlanta, GA: Georgia Women's Political Caucus): Volume 2, Number 3, August 1981

Separated to Women's Printed Collections: Pamphlets (See finding aid for access)

  1. The Equal Rights Amendment: A Lifetime Guarantee [Equal rights amendments--American Civil Liberties Union]
  2. The Equal Rights Amendment: What it Really Is (ERA Georgia, Inc.) [Equal rights amendments--ERA Georgia, Inc.]
  3. Can You Pass This True-False Test on the ERA? (2 copies) [Equal rights amendments--ERA Georgia, Inc.]
  4. In Pursuit of Equal Rights: Women in the Seventies [Equal rights amendments--League of Women Voters of the U.S.]
  5. The ERA: What it Means to Men and Women (2 copies) [Equal rights amendments--League of Women Voters of the U.S.]
  6. Yes ERA! (2 copies) [Equal rights amendments--League of Women Voters (chapters)]
  7. What You Can Do About Equal Rights [Equal rights amendments--League of Women Voters (chapters)]
  8. "Nancy Neuman on ERA: Plain Speaking," from National Voter, Summer 1978 [Equal rights amendments--Miscellaneous]
  9. The Equal Rights Amendment Means Doing Unto Others as You Would Have Them do Unto You [People of Faith for ERA]
  10. Increase Your Clout: Join the Big League [League of Women Voters of Georgia]
  11. The Legal Status of Homemakers in Georgia (National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year, Homemakers Committee, 1977) [Married women--Legal status, laws, etc.--U.S.--Georgia]
  12. The National Women's Political Caucus: We Have a Lot to Win [Georgia Women's Political Caucus]
  13. The Pennell Report on Women's Health: Positive Steps for Later Life (The Pennell Initiative) [Older women--Health and hygene--Great Britain]
  14. Women and Social Security [Older Women's League]
  15. Women and Medicare [Older Women's League]
  16. Women and Medicaid Long-Term Care [Older Women's League]
  17. 20 Facts on Working Women (U.S. Department of Labor, June 1993) [Women--Employment--United States--Statistics]
  18. Women Workers: Outlook to 2005 (U.S. Department of Labor, January 1992) [Women--Employment--United States--Statistics]
  19. A Woman's Guide to Pension Rights (American Association of Retired Persons) [Women--Pensions--United States]
  20. Women and Pensions (Older Women's League for the Women's Pension Policy Consortium) [Women--Pensions--United States]
  21. Retirement Equity Act of 1984: Its Impact on Women (U.S. Department of Labor, 1986) [Women--Retirement--United States]
  22. Focus Your Future: A Woman's Guide to Retirement Planning (American Association of Retired Persons, 1991) [Women--Retirement--United States]

Separated to Women's Printed Collections: Spec Books (See catalog for access)

  1. Grumbach, Doris. Life in a Day (Boston: Beacon Press, 1996)
  2. Grumbach, Doris. The Pleasure of Their Company (Boston: Beacon Press, 2000)
  3. Grumbach, Doris. The Book of Knowledge (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1995)
  4. Grumbach, Doris. Coming Into the End Zone: A Memoir (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993)
  5. Grumbach, Doris. Chamber Music (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993)
  6. Grumbach, Doris. Extra Innings (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1995)
  7. Peters, Margot. May Sarton: A Biography (New York: Alfred Knopf, 1997)
  8. Sarton, May. A Self-Portrait (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1982)
  9. Sarton, May. The Magnificent Spinster (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985)
  10. Sarton, May. The Silence Now: New and Uncollected Earlier Poems (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1988)
  11. Sarton, May. Selected Poems of May Sarton (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1978)
  12. Sarton, May. A Shower of Summer Days (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1995)
  13. Sarton, May. The Small Room (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1976)
  14. Sarton, May. Anger (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1986)
  15. Sarton, May. As We are Now (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1982)
  16. Sarton, May. Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1975)
  17. Sarton, May. Kinds of Love (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1980)
  18. Sarton, May. Crucial Conversations (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1980)
  19. Sarton, May. A Reckoning (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1987)
  20. Sarton, May. Shadow of a Man (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1982)
  21. Sarton, May. Faithful are the Wounds (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1985)
  22. Sarton, May. The Education of Harriet Hatfield (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1990)
  23. Sarton, May. Plant Dreaming Deep (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1983)
  24. Sarton, May. I Knew a Phoenix (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1969?)
  25. Sarton, May. A World of Light (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1988)
  26. Sarton, May. Halfway to Silence (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1980)
  27. Sarton, May. A Grain of Mustard Seed (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1971)
  28. Sarton, May. Journal of Solitude (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1977)
  29. Sarton, May. After the Stroke: A Journal (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1988)
  30. Sarton, May. At Seventy: A Journal (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1987)
  31. Sarton, May. Recovering: A Journal (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1980)
  32. Sherman, Susan, ed. Dear Juliette: Letters of May Sarton to Juliette Huxley (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999)
  33. Swartzlander, Susan and Marilyn R. Mumford, eds. That Great Sanity: Critical Essays on May Sarton (Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press, 1995)

Processing Information

Processed by Morna Gerrard at the file level, 2005. Files are arranged alphabetically, and clippings have been photocopied for preservation purposes.
Title
Margery R. "Jerry" Downey:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
2005
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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