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Virginia MacMahon Ackerman papers

 Collection
Identifier: W001

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Scope and Content or the Papers

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

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.

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. Virginia MacMahon Ackerman passed away in 2010.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

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).

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 Digital Collections.

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 at the item level, August 1995, revised by Wesley J. Chenault, 2000.

Title
Virginia MacMahon Ackerman:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1995
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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