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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 486

Papers of NOW officer Georgia Fuller, 1973-1977


Papers of National Organization for Women officer Georgia Fuller, coordinator of NOW's Ecumenical Task Force on Women and Religion.


  • Creation: 1973-1977

Language of Materials

Materials in English.


Access. Unrestricted.

As of November 2015, written permission of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is no longer required for access to folders #1.1-1.10.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in papers created by Georgia Fuller while an officer of the National Organization for Women (NOW) is held by NOW. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 photograph folder)

This collection contains mostly correspondence. There are also clippings, printed material, and a photograph. Records in this collection were created by the National Organization for Women's Ecumenical Task Force on Women and Religion, commonly referred to as the Task Force on Women and Religion, first by Joyce Slayton Mitchell (1975-1976), and then by Georgia Fuller and Mary Louise McIntyre (1976-1977). Issues represented include the ordination of women, the use of masculine pronouns in religion, the rights of female parishioners, and the Equal Rights Amendment.

Folder headings are original to the collection unless otherwise noted; archivist's headings and notes are in square brackets. All printed material by or about Fuller, as well as all printed material with annotations, has been kept in the collection. Other NOW publications and reports, except those created by Fuller, were transferred to the NOW records in the Schlesinger Library. Non-NOW printed material produced by mainstream organizations and publications was discarded; leaflets and other ephemera of small, transient organizations were retained.


Georgia Elaine Whippo Fuller was born ca.1945. She was active in the Northern Virginia NOW chapter since, and founding president of the Arlington NOW chapter in 1975. In 1976, she was appointed co-coordinator of the National Organization for Women's Task Force on Women and Religion. Fuller spoke and wrote frequently on lesbian and gay rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive and minority rights, and women and religion. In the early 1980s, Fuller and nineteen other women in the Arlington, Virginia, area formed "A Group of Women" and participated in a series of high profile protests (including smearing blood on the columns of the National Archives) in efforts to advance the Equal Rights Amendment. She has one son.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 80-M53

These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Georgia Fuller in March 1980.

Processing Information

Processed: October 2002

By: Johanna Carll

Fuller, Georgia. Papers of NOW officer Georgia Fuller, 1973-1977: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
These papers were processed under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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