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Annette Burdges papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1157

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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

Gift, 1994

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Annette Burdges papers
Alyssa Huenniger
February 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305