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Virginia MacMahon Ackerman papers

 Collection
Identifier: W001
The Virginia MacMahon Ackerman collection consists of an approximately 30 page scrapbook (with a 12 page insert), "Marketing the ERA in Cobb County," compiled by Ackerman in 1982 to document her activities to "market" the ERA in Cobb County, Georgia, 1981-1982 (folder 1). The scrapbook contains correspondence, flyers, broadsides, news clippings and articles related to efforts to ratify the ERA in Georgia, and includes a list of signatures of Cobb County residents endorsing the ERA.

Also included in the collection is the photocopy of Ackerman's undated Rolodex (circa 1981-1982) of entries for people working for passage of the ERA including clergy, women in communications, law, media, and politics, male supporters, and student leaders (folder 2). Artifacts are an ERA Yes "campaign" button; an identification card issued by the state of Georgia for entry to the state capitol for Ackerman's lobbying efforts on behalf of ERA Georgia, January 1982; a "Cobb Women's Political Alliance" badge, and a card distributed by the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) with the Equal Rights Amendment on it and names, addresses, and phone numbers for Georgia legislators (folder 3).

Dates

  • 1981-1982

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Extent

0.75 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Abstract:

Virginia MacMahon Ackerman earned a bachelor's degree in business from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia and was a stockbroker with Dean Witter Reynolds, Atlanta, for seven years and a director of marketing for Mainstream Access, Inc., Atlanta, for two years. The Virginia MacMahon Ackerman collection consists of an approximately 30 page scrapbook (with a 12 page insert), "Marketing the ERA in Cobb County," compiled by Ackerman in 1982 to document her activities to "market" the ERA in Cobb County, Georgia, 1981-1982 (folder 1).

Biography of Virginia Ackerman

Virginia "Ginger" MacMahon Ackerman was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, June 4, 1939. She earned a bachelor's degree in business from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia and was a stockbroker with Dean Witter Reynolds, Atlanta, for seven years and a director of marketing for Mainstream Access, Inc., Atlanta, for two years.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Virginia MacMahon Ackerman, July 1995.

Online Availability:

Several items have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library's Digital Collections, Donna Novak Coles Woman's Movement Archives page.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository
  1. Virginia MacMahon Ackerman oral history interview, June 17, 1998. Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project (W008)

Processing Information

Processed by E. Lee Elzroth, August 1995, revised by Wesley J. Chenault, 2000. EAD finding aid created by Morna Gerrard, 2003. EAD edited by Amanda Brown, 2003; William Hardesty, 2007.
Title
Virginia MacMahon Ackerman:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1995
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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