FEMINIST ACTION ALLIANCE (ATLANTA, GA.)
Feminist Action Alliance (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1973-1984

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Feminist Action Alliance (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Feminist Action Alliance (Atlanta, Ga.) records, 1973-1984
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 568
Extent: 8 linear ft. (8 boxes)
Abstract:Records of the Feminist Action Alliance (Atlanta, Ga.) including membership material, correspondence, minutes, publications, committee working files, and program materials documenting the Alliance’s administrative and programmatic efforts.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1977, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Feminist Action Alliance (Atlanta, Ga.) records, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by LS, July 1984, July 1985.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

The Feminist Action Alliance, Inc. (ACTION) was formed in November 1973. Governed by a board of directors and led by an elected president, vice president, and treasurer, FAA accomplishes its administrative goals through the work of four committees: Business Support, Publications, Membership, and Public Relations. The purposes of the organization were pursued by task forces in each of three areas of primary concern as described below. In 1977 the Feminist Action Alliance established the FAA Educational Foundation which was classed as a private, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to promoting educational, non-political projects related to the status of women. This organization operated with a structure similar to but independent of the parent group.

Aimed at working toward the full participation of women in social, political, and economic institutions, the Feminist Action Alliance focused its efforts in three areas: political action, employment, and rape. Having accomplished many of their objectives in the area of rape, the organization chose in 1980 to substitute concern for the family as one of their priorities

To accomplish the group's political action goal of securing full and equal female participation and representation in the political process, FAA encouraged women to develop political skills, advocated political candidacy and the appointment of women to public office, lobbied for laws of special interest to women, and assisted candidates who supported feminist issues. To work toward equal access to all employment and economic opportunities, FAA supported affirmative action programs in the public and private sectors, developed educational and career counseling programs for young women, and provided a job referral service. During the years 1974-1980, when rape constituted one of FAA's areas of primary concern, the group worked to ensure fair and humane treatment of rape victims by developing public education programs, advocating the revision of rape laws, working toward the fair treatment of rape victims by law enforcement, judicial, and medical institutions, and supporting the development of rehabilitation programs for rapists. In 1980 FAA shifted part of its efforts toward family goals that would permit the existence of families in which each family member would have opportunities to develop to his or her full potential. To accomplish this goal, FAA advocated the establishment of a network of child care options, the restructuring of the workplace to allow alternative work patterns such as flextime and job sharing, the availability of low-cost family planning services, and the reform of marital laws to recognize marriage as a true partnership.

The Feminist Action Alliance, Inc. (ACTION) was formed in November 1973. Governed by a board of directors and led by an elected president, vice president, and treasurer, FAA accomplishes its administrative goals through the work of four committees: Business Support, Publications, Membership, and Public Relations. The purposes of the organization were pursued by task forces in each of three areas of primary concern as described below. In 1977 the Feminist Action Alliance established the FAA Educational Foundation which was classed as a private, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to promoting educational, non-political projects related to the status of women. This organization operated with a structure similar to but independent of the parent group.

Aimed at working toward the full participation of women in social, political, and economic institutions, the Feminist Action Alliance focused its efforts in three areas: political action, employment, and rape. Having accomplished many of their objectives in the area of rape, the organization chose in 1980 to substitute concern for the family as one of their priorities

To accomplish the group's political action goal of securing full and equal female participation and representation in the political process, FAA encouraged women to develop political skills, advocated political candidacy and the appointment of women to public office, lobbied for laws of special interest to women, and assisted candidates who supported feminist issues. To work toward equal access to all employment and economic opportunities, FAA supported affirmative action programs in the public and private sectors, developed educational and career counseling programs for young women, and provided a job referral service. During the years 1974-1980, when rape constituted one of FAA's areas of primary concern, the group worked to ensure fair and humane treatment of rape victims by developing public education programs, advocating the revision of rape laws, working toward the fair treatment of rape victims by law enforcement, judicial, and medical institutions, and supporting the development of rehabilitation programs for rapists. In 1980 FAA shifted part of its efforts toward family goals that would permit the existence of families in which each family member would have opportunities to develop to his or her full potential. To accomplish this goal, FAA advocated the establishment of a network of child care options, the restructuring of the workplace to allow alternative work patterns such as flextime and job sharing, the availability of low-cost family planning services, and the reform of marital laws to recognize marriage as a true partnership.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the organizational records of the Feminist Action Alliance, Inc., for the period 1974-1983. The records include membership material, correspondence, minutes, publications, committee working files, funding proposals, public relations materials, newsletters, and program materials documenting the Alliance’s administrative and programmatic efforts. Within each series or group of related records, the most recent papers are filed first followed by earlier materials. The records document the administrative and programmatic efforts of the Feminist Action Alliance for the years 1974-1983.

There are also records relating to the 1982 conference, "Working Together: Companies and Two Career Families," jointly sponsored by the Feminist Action Alliance and the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor. Included among these papers is a copy of a Research Atlanta report, "Child Care: An Issue for Parents, Employers and the Community," distributed in 1983.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Membership
Box Folder Content
1 1 Membership, 1982
1 2 Membership/budget, 1981
1 3 Unlabeled file, 1981 (contents: Prospectus to potential contributors)
1 4 Survey, 1980
1 5 Membership, 1980
1 6 Print-out, May 1979
1 7 Membership List, 1978
1 8 Committee Work, 1978
1 9 Lists, 1975-1977
1 10 Action Defined '81, Feminism Coming of Age
1 11 Action Defined '80, The Total Woman
1 12 Action Defined '79, Right on Course
1 13 Action Defined '78
Correspondence
1 14 Correspondence, 1982
1 15 Correspondence, 1981
1 16 Newsletter Correspondence, 1980
1 17 President, 1980
1 18 Secretary, 1980
1 19 Donna Newman/Lynn Freudenberg, 1980
1 20 President, 1979
1 21 FAA Program Correspondence, 1979
1 22 President Correspondence, 1978
1 23 Miscellaneous, 1978
1 24 V.P. Correspondence, 1978
1 25 Miscellaneous, 1978
1 26 FAA (Secretary/board), 1978
1 27 President Correspondence, 1977
1 28 V.P. Correspondence, 1977
1 29 Miscellaneous, 1977
1 30 FAA V.P. Miscellaneous, 1977
1 31 Correspondence, March 1977-June 1977
1 32 Correspondence, July 1977 September 1977
1 33 Correspondence, October 1977-December 1977, undated
1 34 Correspondence, December 1974-February 1977
1 35 President Correspondence, 1976
1 36 President - General, 1976
1 37 Miscellaneous Incoming, 1976
1 38 Miscellaneous, pre-1976
1 39 Correspondence - Obtaining Funds for Film on Career Exploration, 1976
1 40 President Correspondence, 1975
1 41 FAA President Correspondence, 1975
1 42 Presidents File, Anne Deeley, 1975
1 43 Correspondence Received, FAA President, 1975
1 44 V.P. Correspondence, 1974-1975
1 45 History, Feminist Action Alliance
Minutes
2 1 Miscellaneous Meetings and Board Actions
2 2 Minutes: Board Meetings, 1981
2 3 Minutes: General Meetings, 1980
2 4 Minutes: Board Meetings, 1980
2 5 Minutes: Meetings, 1980
2 6 Minutes: 1979
2 7 Minutes: Advisory Board Meeting, 1979
2 8 Minutes: Board and General, 1978
2 9 Minutes: 1977
2 10 Minutes: 1976
2 11 Minutes: 1975
Publications
2 12 The Spirit of Houston
Committees
2 13 Employment Articles/Information Magazines, etc.
2 14 Task Force, Miscellaneous
2 15 Articles, Miscellaneous Workshops, etc., 1979-1980
2 16 Miscellaneous
Funding/Proposals, Contributions
2 17 Fund raising, Deeley Fenton, 1980
2 18 Fund raising, Deeley Fenton, 1980-1981
2 19 Unlabeled File (Contents: "Planning and Women Award, 1980")
2 20 Governors Intern Request, 1980
2 21 Unlabeled File (Contents: Fund raising and grant proposals)
2 22 Grant Proposal, Women's Education Equity Act, 1976
2 23 Career Education Program
2 24 Development of Occupational Awareness and Life Planning Workshop
General
2 25 Project Planning Reports
2 26 Brochures and Fact Sheet, 1980
2 27 Activities, 1979
2 28 Catalyst
2 29 Program Ideas
2 30 Feminist One-Act Plays
2 31 AAUW-Georgia Women Celebration, 1983
2 32 Atlanta Women ‘s Counseling Collective
2 33 Corporate Donations/Relations
2 34 Council for ERA Newsletter
2 35 Dress for Success
2 36 FAA News Clippings
2 37 GARAL's Ten-year Remembrance
2 38 Events
2 39 Georgia Mental Health Institute
2 40 History of FAA
2 41 Judicial Representation of Women
2 42 Leadership Atlanta
2 43 Magazine Articles, 1980
2 44 Displaced Homemaker
2 45 Newsletters, etc., from other groups, 1977-1978
3 1 Military
3 2 National Women's Agenda, 1975
3 3 Newspaper Articles, 1980
3 4 Unlabeled File (Contents: City of Atlanta material on Status of Women)
3 5 Newspaper Articles, 1980
3 6 Organizations/Newsletters
3 7 PEER [Project on Equal Education Rights]
3 8 Quotes of Women
3 9 Phyllis Schlafly Report
3 10 Job Bank
3 11 Project Planning Reports
3 12 Women in Atlanta
3 13 Women in Education, 1976
3 14 Unlabeled Folder (Contents: Miscellaneous materials delivered separately, February 3, 1980)
3 15 Miscellaneous: Press Releases, Programs, Brochures, etc.
3 16 Miscellaneous re Women's Organizations, Feminist Legislation, etc.
3 17 Unlabeled Folder (Contents: miscellaneous loose items)
Public relations
3 18 Public Relations - Women at Work, 1980
3 19 Public Relations - 1980
3 20 Public Relations - Women at Work, 1979
3 21 Public Relations - President
3 22 Public Relations - FAA, 1979-80
3 23 Public Relations - Committee, 1979
3 24 Public Relations - 1977
3 25 Public Relations - 1975
Newsletters
3 26 Newsletter "Interaction," 1974-1975
3 27 Newsletter "Interaction," 1976-1977
3 28 Newsletter "Interaction," 1978-1979
3 29 Newsletter "Interaction," 1980-1981
3 30 Newsletter "Interaction," 1982-1983
Programs
4 1 Dual Career Couples Conference, 1982
4 2 Evening with Mayor Young, 1983
4 3 An Evening with Andrew Young, 1982
4 4 Facts for Life, Red Cross
4 5 International Status of Women
4 6 Two Career Couples
4 7 Atlanta Women's Network, 1980
4 8 White House Conference, 1980
4 9 Women in the Arts Project, 1980
4 10 Professional Women's Directory
4 11 Professional Women's Directory, 1980
4 12 Atlanta Professional Women's Directory
4 13 Alternative Work Schedules, 1980
4 14 Patterns, The Family and the Workplace, 1980
4 15 Math Anxiety
4 16 Domestic Violence Task Force, 1979
4 17 Speakers Bureau, 1980
4 18 Speakers Bureau, 1978
4 19 Assertiveness Training, 1977
4 20 Non-Traditional Career Day with Girl Scouts, 1983
4 21 A Small World: Non-traditional Career Day
4 22 Non-Traditional Career Day
4 23 Non-Traditional Career Day, Pictures Stone Mountain High School
4 24 Job Fact Sheets: Non-traditional Career Day
4 25 Employment Committee, 1975-1976
4 26 Career Fact Sheets
4 27 Employment Task Force
4 28 Occupational Awareness and Life Planning Workshop
4 29 Non-Traditional Career Day, 1976
4 30 H.S. Program, Grant Proposals, 1976
4 31 Non-Traditional Career Day, Hoke Smith, 1976
4 32 Non-Traditional Career Day, Lakeside
4 33 Assertiveness Training Workshop, 1976
4 34 Occupational Awareness and Life Planning Workshop
4 35 Proposal (HEW 1976)
4 36 Political Action Task Force
5 1 Women at Work: Organizations (various years)
5 2 Conference, 1980
5 3 Program Committee Final Report
5 4 Career Fair: How-to Kit, 1980
5 5 Women at Work: 1980
5 6 Women at Work: Logistics, 1980
5 7 Women at Work: Public Relations, 1980
5 8 Women at Work: How-to File
5 9 Women at Work: Central File, 1980
5 10 Women at Work: Finance, 1980
5 11 Women at Work: 1980
5 12 Women at Work: Programming Forms used in Office, 1980
5 13 Women at Work: Chairperson, 1980
5 14 Women at Work: Administration, 1980
5 15 Women at Work: Career Information Fair, 1980
5 16 Women at Work: Logistics
5 17 Women at Work: Chair
5 18 Women at Work: Administration
5 19 Women at Work: Finance
5 20 Women at Work: Public Relations
5 21 Women at Work: Career Fair
5 22 Women at Work: [Brochures]
5 23 Women at Work: 1980 Packet
5 24 Women at Work: Record of Receipts and Dish, 1979/1980
5 25 Women at Work: How-to Kit Materials, 1979/1980
5 26 Women at Work: Employer (Company Lists), 1980
5 27 Women at Work: 1980
5 28 Women at Work: Career Fair How-to Kit, 1980
5 29 Women at Work: Career Fair How-to Kit, 1980
5 30 Women at Work: Conference Packet, 1979
5 31 Women at Work: General, 1979
5 32 Women at Work: Paid Bills, 1979
5 33 Women at Work: 1979
5 34 Women at Work: 1979
5 35 Women at Work: Career Fair, 1979
5 36 Women at Work: Program, 1978
5 37 Women at Work: Conference Packet
5 38 Women at Work: 1978 Budget
Action Activity slides [in box]
6 1 Career Day, 1979 (in binder)
6 2 Public Relations Packet, 1978
6 3 Women at Work: Program Development, 1978
6 4 Women at Work: Evaluation/Notes, 1978
6 5 Women at Work: Working Papers, Evaluations, Resources, etc., 1977
6 6 Women at Work: Correspondence (Employment Task Force), 1977
6 7 Unlabeled File (Contents: Career Day, 1978)
6 8 Women at Work: Designs for Success, Pamphlet, 1977
6 9 Women at Work: Career Fair, 1978 (in binder)
6 10 WXIA Advisory [Council], 1974/1975
6 11 International Women's Year: Presidential Proclamation
6 12 International Women's Year: Festival of Women/Arts, 1975
Programs – Political Action
6 13 Political Task Force, Mailing Lists, 1977-1978
6 14 Political Action, 1978
6 15 Political Action, 1977
6 16 Georgia Women and Politics Conference Packet
6 17 Georgia Women and Politics Conference Packet, 1977
6 18 Political Action How-To Kit, Backup, 1977
6 19 Political Action How-To Kit, 1976 President's File
6 20 Political Action How-To Kit, Correspondence, 1976
6 21 Mall Exhibiting (Public Relations Task Force)
6 22 Political Task Force, Miscellaneous, 1976
6 23 Political Candidate Consulting Program, 1976
6 24 Women in Politics, political conference, 1976
6 25 Georgia Women's Forum, Speakers Materials, 1976
6 26 Political Task Force ERA General Assembly Vote Information, 1975-1976
7 1 Georgia Women and Politics, 1976
7 2 Females Running for Office, 1976
7 3 Political Action File, 1974-1976
7 4 Women in Politics Speakers Biographical Sketches, 1975
7 5 Survey of Female Candidates
7 6 Women in Politics, Miscellaneous, 1974-1976
7 7 Women in Politics, Brochures and Programs, 1974-1976, 1977
7 8 Women in Politics, 1976
7 9 Political Action Correspondence, 1975
7 10 Women in Politics, 1975
7 11 Women in Politics Evaluations, 1975
7 12 Women in Politics 1974
7 13 Women in Politics Evaluations, 1974
7 14 Georgia Women in Politics. 1974
7 15 National Women's Political Caucus, Position Papers
7 16 Georgia Women in Politics, 1976 (binder)
7 17 Georgia Women in Politics Women's Forum, 1976 (binder)
7 18 Unlabeled File (Contents: Loose pamphlets)
Programs - Health/Rape
7 19 Georgia Senate, Rape Legislation
7 20 Atlanta Police Department
7 21 Statistics
7 22 Rape Task Force (Binder)
7 23 Rape Task Force Materials
7 24 Legislation Georgia House
7 25 Slayton Evaluation (197?)
7 26 Miscellaneous Correspondence
7 27 Police Training Proposal for Grant 75-DE-04-0022
7 28 Rape Correspondence/Reports, 1977
7 29 Physical Safety, 1977
7 30 Rape, President's File, 1976
7 31 Rape, Correspondence, 1975
7 32 Rape, 1975-1976
7 33 City of Atlanta Rape Task Force, 1975
7 34 Project Learn, Correspondence, 1976-1977
7 35 Project Learn, Student Evaluations
"Working Together: Companies and Two Career Families,” 1982 Conference
8 1 Conferences (programs for 1977-1980 Women at Work conferences)
8 2 Donations/Funding, 1980
8 3 1980 Women at Work Steering Committee, Schedule of Events
8 4 "People + Productivity = Profits," Proceedings of the Southeastern Regional Conference on Alternative Work Patterns, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau, Emory University School of Business Administration, Feminist Action Alliance, and the Georgia Business and Industry Association, 1980
8 5 Bibliographies (dual-career families)
8 6 Catalyst
8 7 Child Care
8 8 Fund Raising
8 9 Correspondence
8 10 Statement of Purpose and Goals
8 11 Advisory Council information packet
8 12 Workshop scheduling
8 13 Media
8 14 Survey
8 15 Emory Research
8 16 Budget
8 17 "Child Care: An Issue for Parents, Employers and the Community," Atlanta: Research Atlanta, 1983
8 18 Notebook, Festival of Women in the Arts, 1975
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