Series 1
Professional files, 1958-1989
Boxes 1 - 20, OP1

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of materials relating to the organizations with which Eliza Paschall was professionally involved over her course of her career, from 1958-1989. From 1958-1968, Paschall played a prominent role in the Greater Atlanta Council on Human Relations and the Georgia Council on Human Relations, serving as Executive Director of the former before leading the Community Relations Commission. All three organizations were concerned with civil rights issues, such as the desegregation of housing, schools, and other facilities in the Atlanta metro area. After the City of Atlanta's controversial decision not to keep Paschall as director, she left the commission in 1968. Paschall took a paid position with the Atlanta branch of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 1970, where she had been working as a compliance officer since 1965. On her retirement from the commission in 1984, Paschall accepted a position as the Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, advocating President Ronald Reagan's agenda to minority and women's groups. After a year at the White House, Paschall took a last job as a lecturer for the United States Information Service Ampart Program, traveling across Europe and Africa, giving talks on the status of women in American law.

The records of Eliza Paschall's professional work include articles, correspondence, administrative material, newsletters, reports, writings and subject files. The bulk of materials relate to Community Relations committees, though additionally notable contents include Paschall's file on her own personal grievance filed against the EEOC, as well as her written work promoting Ronald Reagan's policy, produced in collaboration with Faith Whittlesey.

Arrangement Note

Organized into 4 subseries: (1.1) Human Relations committees, (1.2) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission records, (1.3) Reagan administration, and (1.4) United States Information Service Ampart Program.

Description of Subseries