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Georgia Commission on the Status of Women papers

Georgia Commission on the Status of Women papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Commission on the Status of Women papers
Creator: McBee, Mary Louise
Inclusive Dates: 1965-1975
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms2045
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

A Tennessee native, Louise McBee graduated from East Tennessee State University with a B.S. degree. She then obtained a M.A. degree through Columbia University and went on to earn her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. McBee served as the Dean of Women at the University of Georgia from 1963-1969, and continued to work in administrative positions such as Vice President for Academic Affairs until her retirement from the University of Georgia in 1988. In 1991, she was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers related to the establishment of the Georgia Commission on the Status of Women in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1962, and 1972-1975. Correspondence and memorandums are mainly from Dorothy Gibson, Louise McBee, Jeanne Cahill, and Gladys Denton. Some of the subject matters include the Equal Rights Amendment, committees that make up the Commission on the Status of Women, activities, and pamphlet publications. The collection also consists of committee reports, meeting minutes, rosters of the Georgia Commission on the Status of Women, and pamphlets published by the Commission (and pamphlets published by other organizations, such as National Woman's Party, U.S. Department of Labor, and Citizens' Advisory Council on the Status of Women). Additionally, there are some clippings concerning equal rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, Governor Jimmy Carter's claim concerning the Women's Commission; and questionnaires concerning ERA ratification, and a study of working women in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Dr. Louise McBee.

Preferred Citation

Georgia Commission on the Status of Women papers, ms2045, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia. Governor's Commission on the Status of Women
Records (documents)
Women's rights -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-4Memos, Minutes, 1972-1975
15Memos, Membership rosters, 1972-1975
16Publications, 1965-1974
17Publication: Employment Barriers to Women in Georgia (draft), 1975
18Publications concerning the Equal Rights Amendment, 1970-1972
19Publications: Rape in Georgia (draft), 1974
110Publications concerning vocational education and women, 1972
111Clippings , 1972-1975
112Questionaires, 1973
113Newsletters, Annual Reports, 1973-1974