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Special Collections and Archives Public Health Subject Guide: Women's Health

Women's Health: Manuscript Collections

Nancy N. Boothe Papers, 1980-2009 (W079)
The Nancy N. Boothe papers, 1980-2009 [bulk 1990-1997], are composed of articles, notes, reports and a wide variety of feminist publications. Much of the material documents the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women, which Ms. Boothe attended as Executive Director of Atlanta's Feminist Women's Health Center. Artifacts, artwork and textiles relate to the conference and to other women's and health issues.

Committee on Women, Population and the Environment Depo Diaries Records, 1999-2008 (W114)
Formed in 2001, the Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment is a multi-racial alliance of feminist community organizers, scholarly activists, and health practitioners committed to promoting the social and economic empowerment of women in a context of global peace and justice; and to eliminating poverty. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, and printed materials pertaining to the organization and activities of the Depo Diaries, a national storytelling project documenting the contraceptive Depo-Provera.

Georgians for Choice Records, 1974-2008 (W078)
Formed in 1986, Georgians for Choice brought together a number of women's organizations in an effort to greater impact the protection and expansion of women's reproductive freedom in Georgia. The records consist of correspondence and printed material, as well as minutes and agendas, financial records, legal records, photographs, audio-visual records, and artifacts including textiles, that document the legislative, organizational, advocacy, and educational work of the organization.

NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia Records,1964; 1973-2006 (W072)
Incorporated in 1980 as the Georgia Abortion Rights Action League (GARAL), NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia was the Georgia affiliate of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL). Its records, 1964, 1980-2006, document the direction and administration of the organization, its involvement in the political process in the state, the projects and programs it undertook to further its mission, and materials it gathered regarding reproductive health and rights, activism in Georgia, and political issues.

Planned Parenthood of Alabama and Mississippi Records (W144) IN PROCESS: Please contact the archivist for access

Planned Parenthood of East Central Georgia Records, 1965-2005 (bulk 1970-1999) (W156) IN PROCESS: Please contact the archivist for access
Planned Parenthood of East Central Georgia was founded in Augusta, Georgia, in October of 1968 as Augusta Area Planned Parenthood
Associates, Inc. providing family planning services and education. The Augusta based organization's records, 1965-2005 (bulk 1970-1999),
reflect its administration, mission, projects, and daily operations of the facility.

Planned Parenthood Southeast Records, 1955-2011 (Bulk 1972-2008) (W084)
Founded in 1964, Planned Parenthood Southeast provides voluntary family planning services and education. The Atlanta-based organization's records, 1955-2011 (bulk 1972-2008), reflect its administration, projects, daily operations, and engagement with legislative issues, as well as that of its predecessors, Planned Parenthood of the Atlanta Area and Planned Parenthood of Georgia.

Leola Reis Papers, 1997-2013 (W175) IN PROCESS: Please contact the archivist for access
the Leola Reis Papers are comprised of articles, marketing materials, and correspondence. Much of the material refers to Reis' marketing position at Panned Parenthood of Georgia / Southeast. Additional materials refer to Reis' volunteer work with multiple organizations relating to reproductive rights and sex education.

Judy Tabb Papers, 1981-2008 (W157) IN PROCESS: Please contact the archivist for access

Elaine Taylor Klaus Papers, 1989-2007 (W154)  IN PROCESS: Please contact the archivist for access
Elaine Taylor-Klais served on the NYC Commission on the Status of Women, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the Governor’s Council for Maternal and Infant Health for the state of Georgia. She also founded one of the largest independent PACs in Georgia, Vote Choice. The Elaine Taylor-Klaus papers consist of correspondence, phone logs, meeting agendas, minutes, artifacts, videos and printed materials.

Women's Health: Oral Histories

Martha Aenchbacher, November 27, 2016 (W071)
Martha Aenchbacher was born in Russell County, Kentucky. When she was a child, her family moved to south Georgia, where witnessing poverty and racial injustice inspired the development of her social conscience. Aenchbacher enrolled in Georgia Southwestern College at age 16. While in college, she met her husband, Louie, with whom she had seven children. Aenchbacher finished her college education in Savannah, Ga., where she majored in social work and became interested in feminism and the women's movement. She became active in a local chapter of the National Organization for Women. She and some of her social work colleagues worked to establish the first rape crisis center in Georgia in order to address the problem of inadequate care that was often provided to rape victims. She also worked with what would become the first hospice in Georgia. Aenchbacher later earned a master's degree in psychology and worked as a counselor.

Nancy Boothe (W071)
As Eecutive Director of the Atlanta Feminist Women's Health Center, Nancy N. Boothe presented internationally, promoting positive women's health policy. She has commented that the "degree of violence perpetuated against women worldwide is limited only by that which their government refuses to tolerate and when the community says "no more."

Karuna Counseling Oral History Project
Established in 1974, the original mission of Karuna Counseling was to provide high quality, compassionate care for women. Over the years the practice has grown, developed and expanded its focus, and it now provides holistic psychotherapy services to men, women, adolescents, families, couples, businesses, and organizations in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Kaffie McCullough, June 16, 2011 (W071)
Kaffie McCullough received her masters degree in Community Counseling in 1986 and launched a successful 10-year career as a licensed professional counselor. Her work focused on female clients and issues of self-esteem. While she was in her private therapy practice, McCullough saw a number of middle school clients, and as a result, she identified that age as the pivotal time when the decline in self-esteem begins. Drawing on experience gained volunteering in a week-long outdoor leadership camp for young girls at Wells, McCullough founded the not-for-profit organization, Girls Opportunities for Adventure and Leadership (GOAL). GOAL's mission was to promote self-esteem, self-awareness and a respect for individual differences in girls and young women, resulting in an enhanced capacity for leadership. GOAL started as a week-long summer camp, and went on to offer a number of programs for girls in grades 6 through 9. Along with her enrepreneurial successes, McCullough has served the Atlanta community as a speaker, resource, and advisor for other groups working on programs for girls and young women. She now works with the Juvenile Justice Fund, overseeing A Future Not A Past, a program aimed at combating the criminal exploitation of children. McCullough is a cancer survivor.

Kaffie McCullough, July 21, 2011 (W071)

Roger Rochat (W071)
While working for the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, Dr Roger Rochat joined was assigned to the Family Planning Evaluation Activity and the Georgia Health Department. One of his first tasks was to determine whether the new Georgia state law legalizing abortion would reduce maternal mortality. Because of restrictive access to services, it would not. A lawyer cited this social inequity in Doe v. Bolton, the Supreme Court case from Georgia that was decided concurrently with Roe v. Wade. In 1981, Dr. Rochat became the first Director of the Division of Reproductive Health for the CDC. In 1985, he developed the Global Health Track in Community Health at Emory, then worked 2 years for USAID in India, and then spent six years developing Maternal and Child Health epidemiology in the Georgia Health Department.

Judith Rooks (W008)
Rooks was head of a Georgia Citizens for Hospital abortions, an organization which fought to get Georgia's abortion laws changed. In addition to her activism, Rooks also worked for the CDC (Center for Disease Control) as an epidemiologist in the Family Planning Evaluation Division where she uncovered revealing statistics regarding the disparity between black and white women who were allowed to have “legal abortions” prior to the change in the state laws. This research was used in the Doe v Bolton case which challenged Georgia’s abortion laws. 

Kay Scott (W071)
Kay Scott attended Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and worked in healthcare as early as age 15. Scott worked in a women’s health clinic in a Model Cities project in Texas and attended the UCLA School of Medicine before starting at Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas in 1976. She moved to Atlanta in 1980 where she worked as CEO of  Planned Parenthood Southeast until 2012.

Judith Taylor (W071)
The daughter-in-law of Planned Parenthood Atlanta's founder, Ether Taylor, Judith Taylor helped to found Vote Choice, a Georgia PAC. She was also a founding mother of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation. the first woman to serve as Vice President of the Planning and Allocation Division of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, and the second woman Vice President of its Community and Government Relations Division. Taylor is a breast cancer survivor.

Elaine Taylor-Klaus (W071)
Elaine Taylor-Klaus served on the NYC Commission on the Status of Women, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the Governor’s Council for Maternal and Infant Health for the state of Georgia. One of Taylor-Klaus’ most notable acts for the Pro- Choice movement was her creation of one of the largest independent PACs in Georgia, Vote Choice.


Women's Health: Periodicals

Women's Printed Collections: Periodicals

  • Atlanta Lesbian Cancer Initiative. SpeakOut (Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Lesbian Cancer Initiative), 2003
  • Call to Action: The Quarterly Newsletter of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (Washington, D.C.: The National Breast Cancer
    Coalition), 1994-1995
  • Dr. Christiane Northrup's Health Wisdom for Women (Potomac, MD: Phillips Pub.), 1994-1999
  • Feminist Women's Health Center. News & Views (Atlanta, GA: Feminist Women's Health Center), 1991-1992; 1995; 1997-1998
  • Feminist Women's Health Center. Newsletter (Atlanta, GA: Feminist Women's Health Center), 1990
  • Feminist Women's Health Center. Womankind's Times (Atlanta, GA: Feminist Women's Health Center), 1999-2004
  • Frontline: National Newsletter (Dallas, Tex.: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation), 1996
  • Health Alert: Strengthening the Health Care System's Response to Domestic Violence (San Francisco, CA: Family Violence Prevention Fund (U.S.)), 1996
  • Health and Sexuality (Washington, D.C.: Association of Reproductive Health Professionals), 2001
  • In Touch: A Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health (Washington, D.C.: Jacobs Institute of Women's Health), 1996
  • Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), 1982
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (Atlanta, GA: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for
    Disease Control), 1997
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. CDC Surveillance Summaries (Atlanta, GA: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services,
    Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control), 1991; 1997 (Note: 1997, Special Focus: Reproductive Health Surveillance)
  • Network News: The Newsletter of the National Women's Health Network (Washington, D.C.: The Network), 1983-1984
  • On Fertile Ground / Feminist Women's Health Center (Atlanta, GA: Feminist Women's Health Center), 2003
  • Opening Doors: Reducing Sociocultural Barriers to Health Care: [newsletter] (Washington, D.C.: George Washington University
    Medical Center), 1994
  • Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health (New York, NY: Alan Guttmacher Institute), 2009-2012
  • Psychology of Women: Newsletter of Division 35, American Psychological Association, (Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association), 1996-1997
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly (New York: Human Sciences Press), 1976-1977
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly (New York: Human Sciences Press), 1977-1980
  • Psychology Today, (New York, etc.: Ziff-Davis Pub. Co., etc.), 1971
  • Staying Abreast in Georgia: Quarterly Newsletter of the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition (Atlanta, GA: Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition), 1994-1997; 2003; undated
  • Women's Health Issues (New York, N.Y.: Elsevier Science Pub. Co.), 1990; 1998
  • Women's Health Weekly (Athens, GA: Serial Search Publications), 1997

Women's Health: Pamphlets

Women's Printed Collections: Pamphlets

  • Counseling (Box C-1)
  • Gynecological examination (Box G-1)
  • Health (Box H-1)
  • Women -- Health and hygiene (Box W-2)

Women's Health: Digital Collections

Planned Parenthood of Alabama and Mississippi Records (W144)
Materials digitized include scrapbooks

Planned Parenthood Southeast Records (W084)
Materials digitized include photographs and scrapbooks

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