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Jean McKamy Thomas papers

 Collection
Identifier: G2004-38

Scope and Content of the Papers

The papers contain speeches written by Dr. Jean M. Thomas during her career as Dean of Women and Dean of Student Development at Georgia State University. Speech topics range from parenting, criminal justice, gender, community service, inspirational motivation and addresses to a variety of organizations and informal groups. Also included are lesson plans for toddler and elementary school children including children's educational materials from Dr. Thomas' trips to Russia and China. These records highlight her interests regarding the status of women in education, workplace, and politics. Many of the materials also showcase Dr. Thomas' belief that an education should incorporate policies and programs facilitating the complete well being of children and adults. Newspaper clippings describing Dr. Thomas' activities in the Atlanta region and local clippings related to women's issues comprise a significant portion of the papers .

Dates

  • 1943-1989; undated [bulk 1970s-1980s]

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 Jean McKamy Thomas

Jean M. Thomas served as the Assistant Dean of Women (1968-1972), Dean of Women (1972-1976) and Dean of Student Development (1976-1991) at Georgia State University. Before joining Georgia State, Thomas taught Kindergarten for the Atlanta Public School system for 18 years while serving various other roles at all grade levels; additionally, she directed the Head Start Program for three summers.

Extent

2 box(es) (LS: 111-D-2)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Between 1968 and 1991, Jean McKamy Thomas served as the Assistant Dean of Women, Dean of Women and Dean of Student Development at Georgia State University. Her papers include speeches written for functions at GSU and other Atlanta organizations. Lessons plans for primary school teachers and children's educational materials from Dr. Thomas's trips to Russia and China relate to her 18-year career with the Atlanta Public School system.

Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically according to folder title.

Physical Location

LS: 111-D-2

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jean McKamy Thomas, 2004.

Related Archival Materials note

Related materials in this repository: Nell H. Trotter papers 1880-1987, Women's Collection, W036

Separated to the Special Collections Audio-Visual Collection

  • "Joyce at 34" [16mm color film by Joyce Chopra]
  • "It Happens to Us" [Jean Thomas via Diane Fowlkes on 12/8/1997] [16mm film]
  • "Growing Up Female." [Jean Thomas via Diane Fowlkes on 9/17/1997] [Two reels of 16mm film]
  • "Back to School, Back to Work." [Jean Thomas via Diane Fowlkes on 9/17/1997] [16mm film]
  • "Images of Males and Females in Elementary School Textbooks"
    • Three Kodak color slide carousels. ["Jean Thomas via Diane Fowlkes on 7/8/1997], 390 slides, "Images of Males and Females in Elementary School Textbooks," Lenore Weitzman and Diane Rizzo, University of California, Davis]
    • Narration and Music for "Images of Males and Females in Elementary School Textbooks," Lenore Weitzman and Diane Rizzo, University of California, Davis. [3-3/4 i/p.s., 1/4 track reel-to-reel tape]
    • Audio cassette tape

Processing Information

Processed by Amanda Brown, December 2007-January 2008.
Title
Jean McKamy Thomas:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
January 2008
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia State University Archives Repository

Contact:
Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)