Anne L. Harper papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
The Anne L. Harper papers consist of files relating to Harper's effort to draft a state bill to further enforce the federal Title IX law. These files include copies of draft bills, meeting notes, related articles and editorials, and documents recording initiatives to promote Title IX. The Anne L. Harper papers also contain information on the Coalition for Gender Equity in Sports (CGES) including the bylaws, membership forms, and notes on planned activities. The papers detail Harper's speeches and work done at conferences and as part of her duties on the Atlanta School Board. The Anne L. Harper papers also provide statistical information regarding school athletics, particularly in Atlanta, and generally around Georgia. The papers include materials on other civic organizations with which Harper was actively involved.
- 1979-1980, 1995-2004
- Harper, Anne L. (Person)
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Biography of Anne L. Harper
Anne L. Harper is a civic leader in Atlanta, using her expertise as an educator and a business consultant to further the cause of girls' participation in athletics. Harper graduated from Smith College in 1970 and went on to receive her doctorate in Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She became a member of the Atlanta Board of Education in 1994 representing District 4 and served as Vice President. As a member of the Atlanta Board of Education, she advocated for increased opportunities for girls in the Atlanta Public School System by expanding the number of interscholastic sports offered. Harper launched the effort to draft a state bill that would mirror the federal Title IX law and provide specific enforcement of its regulations in Georgia's high schools. That legislation, sponsored by Representatives Kathy Ashe and Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, was passed as the Georgia Equity in Sports Act in 2000. Harper founded the Coalition for Gender Equity in Sports (CGES) to advocate for and monitor the implementation of the law. Harper has been recognized for her commitment to progressive change by being named as one of the YWCA's Women of Achievement in 1995 and honored by the Women's Policy Group in 2001. Harper leads an independent management consulting practice, Harper Consulting, which offers strategic planning, organizational development and communications services.
Historical Note on Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal funds. Under Title IX, Georgia public schools were required to provide equal sports opportunities for female students. The Equity in Sports Act further solidified Title IX requirements by providing for additional reporting and enforcement at the state level. The Equity in Sports Act passed both the House and Senate in the Georgia General Assembly, and Governor Roy Barnes signed the bill into law on March 15, 2000. The law came into effect on July 1, 2000.
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Anne L. Harper is a civic leader in Atlanta, using her expertise as an educator and a business consultant to further the cause of girls' participation in athletics. The Anne L. Harper papers consist of files relating to her effort to draft a state bill and launch activities to further enforce the federal Title IX law.
Files are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Donated by Anne L. Harper, August 2003.
Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Pamphlets (W-Pamphlets) see finding aid for access
- "Know Your Rights: A Woman's Guide to Sexual Harassment and Workfare" (NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund) [Sexual harassment of women]
Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Periodicals (W-Periodicals), see finding aid or online catalog for access
- Educational Equity Report, Vol. XI, No. 1, Spring/ Summer 2003; Vol. XI, No. 1, Fall/Winter 2004
- Harvard Women's Law Journal. Offprint: Goldscheid, Julie.
Gender-Motivated Violence: Developing a Meaningful Paradigm for Civil Rights Enforcement,Vol. 22, Spring 1999
- Judicature, Vol. 81, No. 1, July/August 1997
- Kentucky Law Journal. Offprint: Schafran, Lynn Hecht. Women Shaping the Legal Process: Judicial Gender Bias as Grounds for Reversal, Vol. 84, No. 4, 1995-1996
- Sports Talk: The Women's Sports Foundation Newsletter for Young Athletes, Spring 1999
- Texas Women's Sports, Vol. 3, Is. 1, Fall 1998; Vol. 3, Is. 2, Winter 1998-1999
- The Women's Sports Experience: A Newsletter for the Members of the Women's Sports Foundation, Vol. 8, Is.3, May/June 1999
Separated to Women's Printed Collection: Spec Books, see online catalog for access
- Cordoba, Rocio, Pam Coukos and Deborah Ellis, Drawing the Line: A Handbook for Creating Residential Picketing and Buffer Zone Laws in Your Community, (New York: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1996)
- The Impact of Violence In the Lives of Working Women Creating Solutions--Creating Change, (New York: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1996)
- Coukos, Pamela,Testimony of The NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund On Proposed Changes to Employee Illness and Injury Recording and Record keeping Requirements (20 C.F.R. Part 1904) Before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, (New York: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1996)
- Coukos, Pamela and Martha F. Davis,Analysis of Certain Statutory Interpretation Questions Concerning the Family Violence Amendment to the PRWORA and Its Relationship to Other Legislative Provisions, (Washington, D.C.: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1996)
- Rodgers, Kathryn J.Testimony on the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 Submitted for the Record of the May 15, 1996 Oversight Hearings Before the Senate Judiciary Committee, (New York: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1996)
- Affirmative Action: The Facts, (New York: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1996)
- Kenney, Catherine T. and Karen R. Brown, Report from the Front Lines: The Impact of Violence on Poor Women, (New York: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1996)
- Raphael, Jody and Richard M. Tolman, Trapped by Poverty Trapped by Abuse: New Evidence Documenting the Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Welfare (Chicago: Taylor Institute: Project for Research on Welfare, Work, and Domestic Violence; University of Michigan: Research Development Center on Poverty, Risk and Mental Health, 1997)
- Raphael, Jody, Prisoners of Abuse: Domestic Violence and Welfare Receipt, a second report of the Women, Welfare and Abuse Project, (Chicago: Taylor Institute, 1996)
- What Congress Didn't Tell You : A State-by-State Guide to the Welfare Law's Hidden Reproductive Rights Agenda, (New York: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1998)
- Caught in the Crossfire, (New York: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1999)
- Powell, Roslyn and Mia Cahill, Nowhere to Turn: New York City's Failure to Inform Parents on Public Assistance About Their Child Care Rights, (New York: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 2000)
- Cause for Concern: Hate Crimes in America, (Washington, D.C.: Leadership Conference Education Fund: Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, 1997)
- Nontraditional Employment for Women: A Guide for Advocates, (New York: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1999)
- Out of the Shadows: Strategies for Expanding State Labor and Civil Rights Protections for Domestic Workers, (New York: NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1997)
- Schafran, Lynn Hecht, Norma J. Wikler and Jill Crawford, Gender Fairness Strategies Project: Implementation Resources Directory, (National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in Courts, 1998)
- Reid, Sara Tabitha, The Diary of Sarah Tabitha Reid, 1868-1873, (Freehold, NJ: Monmouth County Historical Association, 2001)
Processed by Amanda Pellerin at the item level, Spring 2010.
- 6 VHS videocassettes (NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund , Women's Enews, Lifetime Television)
- Atlanta (Ga.)
- Atlanta (Ga.). Board of Education
- Coalition for Gender Equity in Sports
- Sex discrimination against women
- Sex discrimination in sports
- Sex discrimination in sports -- Law and legislation
- United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX
- United States. Education Amendments of 1973
- Anne L. Harper:
- A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Amanda Pellerin
- April 2010
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