National Organization for Women, West Georgia College Chapter records
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National Organization for Women, West Georgia College Chapter records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of West Georgia
Creator: National Organization for Women. West Georgia Chapter.
Title: National Organization for Women, West Georgia College Chapter records
Dates: 1982-1988
Quantity: 0.59 Linear feet (1 Box, 1 Oversized Folder)
Abstract:This collection includes documents and scrapbooks pertaining to the West Georgia College chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW).
Identification: LH-0075

Biographical/Historical Note

Joanne R. Artz received her B.A. from the University of Vermont, A.M. L.S. from the University of Michigan, and her M.A. from West Georgia College. She served as the president of the Georgia Library Association from 1981-1983, and as its secretary-treasurer in the Government Documents Interest Group. While at West Georgia College, she served on the faculty as the Librarian Associate Professor from 1981-1997, as well as the Faculty Advisor for the National Organization for Women from 1982-1988. During her involvement with the NOW, she served as the secretary and newsletter editor in 1983, the president in 1985, and the public information officer in 1986. She participated in the NOW Georgia State Conference in 1984 and 1986, and served as the head advocate for the chapter’s Take Back the Night walk in 1987.

She most recently served as the Assistant Director and Head of User Services at the David L. Rice Library at the University of Southern Indiana.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletters, scrapbooks, photographs, proclamations, and other materials.

This collection consists primarily of two scrapbooks which contain clippings, correspondence, questionnaire, lists of organizational events, photographs, and programs. Some of the programs are autographed; one by astronaut Sally Ride and another by NOW National President Eleanor Smeal (1977-1982, 1985-1987). Also included in the collection are formal proclamations by Carroll County politicians.

Index Terms

West Georgia College.

Administrative Information


Joanne R. Artz, member of NOW from 1982-1988, donated these materials on September 8, 1994.



Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; No restrictions

Container List




11Women’s Equality Day proclamation by Carroll County Commissioner Tracy Teal, 1988
2Newsletter Files, undated
3Scrapbook 1 (1 of 5), 1982-1984
4Scrapbook 1 (2 of 5), 1982-1984
5Scrapbook 1 (3 of 5), 1982-1984
6Scrapbook 1 (4 of 5), 1982-1984
7Scrapbook 1 (5 of 5), 1982-1984
8Scrapbook 2 (1 of 2), 1985-1988
9Scrapbook 2 (2 of 2), 1985-1988


OV FolderWomen’s Equality Day Resolution by Carrollton Mayor Tracy Stallings, 1988