Sherry [Schulman] Sutton papers

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Sherry [Schulman] Sutton papers 1978-1992 [bulk 1978-1988]

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Sherry [Shulman] Sutton:

A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

2002



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Creation: Encoding information unknown
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: Sutton, Sherry
Title: Sherry [Schulman] Sutton papers
Dates: 1978-1992 [bulk 1978-1988]
Quantity: 1.62 linear ft.in 6 boxes
Abstract:Sherry [Schulman] Sutton, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, has been active in Georgia politics since the 1970's when she became involved in the Equal Rights Amendment / Women's Rights movement. The collection consists of office files and artifacts related to Shery Sutton's political and social movement activities during the late 1970s and 1980s.
Identification: W038
LanguageEnglish.

Organization of the Papers

The collection is organized by file topics and type. The first part of the collection consists of papers concerning the Equal Rights Amendment / Women's Rights, the Democratic Party, the DeKalb County Commission / Presidential Parkway, and some smaller files. The collection also contains artifacts, photographs and videocassettes.

Scope and Content of the Papers

The collection consists of office files and artifacts related to Shery Sutton's political and social movement activities during the late 1970s and 1980s. Topics covered by these papers include the Equal Rights Amendment Movement in Georgia, the Georgia and National Democratic parties (Bo Ginn, Jimmy Carter), and the DeKalb County Commission (fight against the Presidential Parkway, Atlanta, GA). Other less covered topics in the collection include gay rights, animals rights, battered women, and abortion. Photographs in the collection are mostly related to ERA/Women's Rights and the democartic party. Five videocassette tapes containing ERA information are also included in the collection.

Artifacts in the collection include ERA buttons and a t-shirt, a pocket calendar, address book of Georgia politicians and their stance on the ERA, and a handbag from Jimmy Carter's re-relection campaign.


Biography of Sherry [Schulman] Sutton

Sherry [Schulman] Sutton, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, has been active in Georgia politics since the 1970's when she became involved in the Equal Rights Amendment / Women's Rights movement. She served as the legislative liaison for Equal Rights Amendement, Georgia (1980-1981) and then acted as the group's president, 1981-1982. During this time she was also the chair of the DeKalb County Democratic Party, 1980-1982. She served as the District 2 Commissioner of DeKalb County, 1985-1992. While Commissioner, she helped lead the effort to block the construction of the Presidential Parkway. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Emory University in 1981. Currently, Sutton works on staff at Georgia Shares, an organization that helps raise funds for social aid organizations in Georgia (http://www.georgiashares.org).


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.

Ginn, Bo, 1934-
Schafly, Phyllis.
Schulman, Sherry.
Sutton, Sherry.
Democratic Party (GA).
Equal rights amendments--Georgia.
DeKalb County (GA).
Georgia--Politics and government.

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Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

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


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Sherry [Schulman] Sutton papers, W038, Donna Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Sherry [Schulman] Sutton

Processing Information

Processed by DeAnna Janecek, April 2002.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Oral history, dated November 1998 and March 1999, in Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Collection (MSS# W008)


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