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MaryAnne Gaunt papers

 Collection
Identifier: W080

Scope and Content of the Papers

Correspondence, publications, minutes and agendas, conference programs, news clippings and notes make up the MaryAnne Gaunt papers. The majority of the papers document Gaunt's work as committee chair of the Atlanta Women's Network (AWN) Program from 1987 to 1988, including invitations to the monthly programs, contact lists of possible program speakers, as well as AWN annual report 1987-1988. Also documented is her role as President of the League of Women voters of Atlanta/Fulton County (1983-1985) with meeting minutes, group publications and information on Title IX legislation. In addition, the papers include publications, songs and newspaper clippings relating to the Equal Rights Amendment, rape, abuse, harassment and the property rights of women. Of note are reports and publications, relating to the status of women's rights and gender gaps in Georgia.

Dates

  • 1972-1990

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 MaryAnne Gaunt

MaryAnne Farnsworth was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1944. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1965, and went to work for the U.S. Department of Labor (1966-1969), first as a systems analyst, and then as a management intern for the Manpower Administration. In 1970, she married Bruce Gaunt and moved to Atlanta. She worked as an Administrative Assistant/Librarian for the Southern Regional Education Board (1970-1973), and in 1985, after taking time off to look after her children (Nathan Sullivan Gaunt 1973-, and Hillary Farnsworth Gaunt Tuttle 1976-) she went to work for Carlston & Associates as a marketing associate until 1988. She worked for Agnes Scott College as a fund raising/development assistant (1988-1989), and then was an executive director at Apple Corps, Inc. (1989-1997). In 1999 she started working at Georgia State University, as Associate Director, Principals Center, in the School of Education Policy Studies.

During the time that Gaunt was home with her children, she became active in the Atlanta/Fulton County chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV AF). She was president of LWV AF (1983-1985), and sat on the board until 2005, in addition to serving in a number of other positions. Gaunt was also a member of the Atlanta Women's Network, serving as Program Committee Chair (1987-1988), and she is a 1982 graduate and longtime volunteer of Leadership Atlanta, serving on its Education Committee. Gaunt has also volunteered for the United Way of Atlanta, and was president of Cliff Valley School (circa 1970-1980).

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

MaryAnne Farnsworth was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1944. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1965, and went to work for the US Department of Labor, Southern Regional Education Board, Agnes Scott College, and Goergia State University. The majority of the papers document Gaunt's work as committee chair of the Atlanta Women’s Network (AWN) Program from 1987 to 1988, including invitations to the monthly programs, contact lists of possible program speakers, as well as AWN annual report 1987-1988. Also documented is her role as President of the League of Women voters of Atlanta/Fulton County (1983-1985).

Acquisition Information

Donated by MaryAnne Gaunt, 2003, 2010.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in Other Repositories

  1. Atlanta Women's Network records, 1978-1989 (MSS 710). Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. MaryAnne Gaunt oral history interviews, March 28 and April 25, 2006. Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project (W008)

Separated Materials Note

During processing, Periodicals were separated to the Women's Printed Collection: Periodicals and books were separated to the Women's Printed Collection: Books. For periodicals see the Women's Periodicals Collection finding aid, for books see the online catalog.

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

  1. Yes ERA!, League of Women Voters. No 2-3 December 1973-March 1974; No 5-7 November 1974-July 1975
  2. KNOW News (KNOW, Inc. [Pittsburgh, Pa.], November 1976)

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

  1. Southern Women Writers: A Bibliography (Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, April 1986)
  2. Women, Property, and the Law: He Holds Up His Half She Holds Up Her Half League of Women Voters of Georgia Inc.

Processing Information

Processed by Michelle Tavss at the file level, June 2008. Second accession processed by Trashinda Wright at the file level, June 2015. The files in this collection are arranged into two series, Atlanta Women's Network Program and Women's Rights. Each series is then arranged alphabetically.
Title
MaryAnne Gaunt:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
June 19, 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2008: EAD created by Michelle Tavass.
  • June 2015: EAD revised by Trashinda Wright.
  • February 2016: EAD edited by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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