The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
The Georgia women's movement oral history collection
Repository: Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections and Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): Interviews with the following individuals pertain to their roles in the Civil Rights Movement: Sarah Butler, Jean Davis, Anne Olson, Sara Parsons, Janet Paulk.
Collection Description (Extant): The Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection began in 1995 as part of the Georgia Women's Movement Project, a joint undertaking of the Women's Studies Institute of Georgia State University and the Special Collections Department of the University Library. The collection is composed of taped interviews (audio cassettes) initially conducted by the Women's Studies Institute with participants in the Movement. Since 2003, the project has been based in the Special Collections Department and interviews are conducted by a core group of volunteers.
These taped interviews, which continue to be conducted, describe participants' efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in the state of Georgia and relate to their participation in religious, political, and other organizations involved. Some interviews have been conducted with national figures and others on topics related to Georgia ERA ratification efforts. Biographical and other background information is also provided.
The collection consists of audio cassette tapes, CD-roms and transcripts as they can be provided.
Although the focus of the collection has been the Equal Rights Amendment, also covered are many topics relating to the lives of women throughout the twntieth and twenty-first centuries, including: the plight of women prisoners in Georgia (Cahill and Duke); abortion rights and Roe v. Wade/Doe v. Bolton (Rooks, Cormack, Long, Weddington); financial issues (Babcock, Long, Hlass); civil rights (Parsons, Parker); women and religion (Adams); women in the media (Ashkinaze, Curtis). Interviewees also consider the face of feminism today.
Access Copy Note: Unrestricted access. Some transcripts are available online.
Collection URL: http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/pages/area.asp?ldID=105&guideID=534
Existing IDs: W008
Finding Aid URL: http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/xml/W008.xml
Interviewees: Sarah Butler, Jean Davis, Anne Olson, Sara Parsons, Janet Paulk
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights workers--Georgia
Equal rights amendments
Women civil rights workers