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Atlanta Women's Network records

Collection number: ahc.MSS710

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records documenting the establishment and operation of the Atlanta Women's Network. Areas of the organization documented include the Board of Directors, committee creation and work, luncheon and other event planning, and business operations. The bulk of papers consist of correspondence and memos, meeting minutes, marketing ephemera, newsletters and publications, and rosters and directories. Of particular note are articles of incorporation, by-laws, and surveys on goals and priorities.


  • 1978-1989, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

The Atlanta Women's Network (AWN) was founded in 1979 as an outgrowth of the Feminist Action Alliance, a national feminist organization that assisted local organizations through technical and communication support from 1971 until 1997. The Atlanta Women's Network brings together professional Atlanta women for the mutual enhancement of their goals through tools and relationship building. Thereby the network aims to enhance the influence of women in Atlanta business. The first registered office was at Hass-Howell Building, 75 Poplar street. Members meet once a month in a luncheon format with a guest speaker. Other formal and informal meetings, gatherings, and service opportunities give members a chance to develop valuable resources through education and networking. An elected board of directors governs AWN and establishes committees as needed; board positions include a president, two vice presidents, a treasurer, and a secretary. Sponsors serve in an advisory capacity. The network is a member of the International Alliance.


2.71 linear ft. (six document cases, one half document case, and one oversize folder)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1990

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Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2020.

Atlanta Women's Network records
Leah Lefkowitz
December 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305