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Georgia Tech Women's Forum Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA026

  • Staff Only

Abstract

The Georgia Tech Women's Forum was formed in 1981 with the purpose of providing a network and support group for women employed by Georgia Tech. Materials in this collection include the forum's constitution, questionnaires about the forum answered by employees, political brochures, and materials suggesting ideas and events for the forum.

Dates

  • 1981-1988 (bulk 1981-1983)
  • Majority of material found within 1981 - 1983

Creator

General Physical Description note

(one document case)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

These records contain administrative materials, such as the group's standing rules, opinions expressed in questionnaires about the group from employees, and ideas for speakers and events. The group was involved in a 1988 proposal for an on-campus childcare facility, which is included. Flyers from the National Organization for Women and the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta are present, as well as an issue of the journal "Comment: A Research/ Action Report on Wo/Men."

Administrative History of Georgia Tech Women's Forum Records

The Georgia Tech Women's Forum (GTWF) was founded in 1981. The forum was a non-profit organization open to any individual employed by Georgia Tech. The group created a constitution of standing rules in 1983, including a statement of purpose, which indicated the group's desire to act as a support system for Tech's women employees.

The GTWF supported campus improvements, such as the 1988 proposal for an on-campus child care facility. This organization also brought speakers to campus who addressed issues pertinent to working women. The group currently focuses on being involved in student activites encouraging academic excellence among female students.

Arrangement

Materials kept in original order.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

Provenance

Accession #1991.0112 (old number: 91-01-12).

General Physical Description note

(one document case)

Processing Information

Laura Masce processed these papers in 2003.
Title
Inventory of the Georgia Tech Women's Forum Records, 1981-1988 (bulk 1981-1983)
Subtitle
UA026
Status
Completed
Author
Laura Masce
Date
Copyright 2002.
Description rules
finding aid updated using rlg best practice guidelines for encoded archival description.
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta 30332-0900 USA
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