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Georgia Tech Women's Forum Records

Georgia Tech Women's Forum Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Tech Women's Forum Records
Identification: UA026
Date: 1981-1988 (bulk 1981-1983)
Size/Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (one document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Tech Women's Forum.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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."


Materials kept in original order.

Index Terms

Georgia Institute of Technology. Societies, etc.
Women employees--Georgia--Atlanta.
Women--Societies and clubs--Georgia--Atlanta.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Georgia Tech Women's Forum Records (UA026), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


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

Processing Information

Laura Masce processed these papers in 2003.

Revisions to Finding Aid

February 2006:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. March 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

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

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    11Standing rules, 1983.
    12Women's Forum Questionnaire, undated.
    13On-Site Childcare Facility Proposal, 1987-1988.
    14Ideas for speakers and events, 1981-1982.
    15Political brochures, undated.
    16"Comment: A Research/ Action Report on Wo/Men", 1981.