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Susan May:

A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library

Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
404-413-2880
archives@gsu.edu

September 10, 2012



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-24T18:06-0400

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: May, Susan, 1941-
Title: Susan May papers
Dates: 1979-circa 1985
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet
Abstract:Susan May established the Council on Battered Women, and, as President of the Board and then Director, she nurtured a small task force to become a broadly-based community organization and built a comprehensive program of crisis line, shelter, children's program, and educational services. Her papers, 1979-circa 1985, include printed material, correspondence, and an original manuscript by a Council on Battered Women staff member.
Identification: W106
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Papers

Printed material and correspondence relating to Susan May's work at Atlanta's Council on Battered Women, 1979-circa 1985, make up her papers. Included is an original typescript, "In My Husband's Shadow: Autobiography of a Battered Woman," circa 1985, by Council on Battered Women staff member Mary Kilgore.


Biography of Susan May

Born in New Hampshire in 1941, Susan May earned her bachelor's degree in French and English at the University of California at Berkeley (1964) and her masters in English at Ball State University (1971). She taught English, French, and journalism at public high schools in Ohio and Indiana before moving to Atlanta, where she became the Resource Coordinator at the Young Women's Christian Association Women's Center. It was while she worked at the YWCA (1975-1982) that she established the Council on Battered Women, and, as President of the Board and then Director, she nurtured a small task force to become a broadly-based community organization and built a comprehensive program of crisis line, shelter, children's program, and educational services to aid 4,000 battered women a year. From 1982-1990, she was a consultant to non-profit organizations, providing fundraising and organizational training to nonprofit organizations, and from 1990-1996, she served as Executive Director for Project Interconnections, Inc., a housing developer for nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to develop permanent housing with on-site support for homeless, mentally ill adults in Metro Atlanta. Diagnosed with lymphoma in 1997, Susan took time off for treatment and recovery. Since that time, Susan has served as President of Fugees Family, Inc., an organization that helps child survivors of war. For many years, she was actively involved with the Finance Committee for the Atlanta Friends Meeting.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Council on Battered Women
Abused women--Services for--Georgia
Spousal abuse--Prevention

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Nancy Hall had possession of the "In My Husband's Shadow" manuscript until giving it to Susan May, Fall 2006.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Susan May, May 21, 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Courtney Nix, September 2012.


Related Material

Related Materials in this Repository
Georgia Advocates for Battered Women and Children records, Archives for Research on Women and Gender (W049)
Georgia Commission on Family Violence records, Archives for Research on Women and Gender (W097)
Nancy Hall papers, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives (W065)
Susan May Oral History Interview, Activist Women Oral History Project


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