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Call No.: MC 486
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Georgia Fuller
Title: Papers of NOW officer Georgia Fuller, 1973-1977
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 photograph folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Papers of National Organization for Women officer Georgia Fuller, coordinator of NOW's Ecumenical Task Force on Women and Religion.
Georgia Elaine Whippo Fuller was born ca.1945. She was active in the Northern Virginia NOW chapter since, and founding president of the Arlington NOW chapter in 1975. In 1976, she was appointed co-coordinator of the National Organization for Women's Task Force on Women and Religion. Fuller spoke and wrote frequently on lesbian and gay rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive and minority rights, and women and religion. In the early 1980s, Fuller and nineteen other women in the Arlington, Virginia, area formed "A Group of Women" and participated in a series of high profile protests (including smearing blood on the columns of the National Archives) in efforts to advance the Equal Rights Amendment. She has one son.
This collection contains mostly correspondence. There are also clippings, printed material, and a photograph. Records in this collection were created by the National Organization for Women's Ecumenical Task Force on Women and Religion, commonly referred to as the Task Force on Women and Religion, first by Joyce Slayton Mitchell (1975-1976), and then by Georgia Fuller and Mary Louise McIntyre (1976-1977). Issues represented include the ordination of women, the use of masculine pronouns in religion, the rights of female parishioners, and the Equal Rights Amendment.Folder headings are original to the collection unless otherwise noted; archivist's headings and notes are in square brackets. All printed material by or about Fuller, as well as all printed material with annotations, has been kept in the collection. Other NOW publications and reports, except those created by Fuller, were transferred to the NOW records in the Schlesinger Library. Non-NOW printed material produced by mainstream organizations and publications was discarded; leaflets and other ephemera of small, transient organizations were retained.