Annette Burdges papers
Scope and Content
This collection contains documents that Annette Burdges collected while she worked as secretary for the Atlanta Chapter of NOW. Materials include monthly NOW newsletters, membership and action pamphlets, stickers, and Atlanta Chapter correspondence. There are additional documents from an Equal Opportunity for Employment telecast conference as well as a United States Department of Labor and Women's Bureau conference. This collection also includes reports, articles, and a copy of the Georgia Tech Alumnus on womens' issues. Of particular note are documents and stickers from George McGovern's presidential campaign and a Coca-Cola Company sex discrimination settlement agreement.
- 1965-1989, undated
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Simonne 'Annette' Cowart Burdges (1946- ) was born in Virginia to Vernon Elton Cowart (1920-2012) and Norma Selena Roussell (1925- ). After she attended Georgia State University in the mid-1960s she married Kenneth Paul Burdges (1942- ), a Georgia School of Technology graduate. She joined the Atlanta Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and worked as the secretary and membership coordinator after her college graduation. Formed in 1966 at the Third National Conference of Commissions on the Status of Women, the organization fought against sex discrimination and tried to help pass the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. It has since grown into the largest feminist grassroots organization in the United States, and champions equal rights, fair working conditions for women, and the right to choose an abortion.
2.33 linear ft. (two document cases and two oversize folders)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Affirmative action programs
- Coca-Cola Company
- Equal rights amendments -- United States
- Feminism -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Feminism and higher education -- United States -- History -- 20th century
- McGovern, George S. (George Stanley)
- National Organization for Women
- National Organization for Women. Atlanta Chapter
- Second-wave feminism -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Sex discrimination against women -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- United States. Department of Labor
- United States. Wage and Labor Standards Adminstration
- United States. Women's Bureau
- Women -- History -- 20th century
- Women's rights -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Annette Burdges papers
- Alyssa Huenniger
- February 2019
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- Finding aid is written in English.