Friday, May 26, 2006

The Iris F. Blitch Papers

We are pleased to announce that the Iris F. Blitch Papers, 1954-1985 (bulk 1954-1962) are now open for research. A U.S. Representative from Georgia's Eighth District (southeast Georgia), Iris Blitch served for two terms, 1955-1963. As one of only fifteen women members (and the only southerner) in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1958, the challenges faced by Blitch and other females in Washington, as well as the public's perceptions, are well-documented throughout the papers. Blitch also sponsored and supported several bills relating to the environment and agriculture in Georgia.

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