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Georgia State University Library,
Special Collections and Archives,
Sherry [Schulman] Sutton papers
1978-1992 [bulk 1978-1988]
1.62 linear ft.in 6 boxes
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.
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
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).
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-
Democratic Party (GA).
DeKalb County (GA).
Restrictions on Access
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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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.
[item], [folder title], Sherry [Schulman] Sutton papers, W038, Donna
Novak Coles Georgia Women's Movement Archives. Special Collections and
Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
Sherry [Schulman] Sutton
Processed by DeAnna Janecek, April 2002.
Related materials in this repository: Oral
history, dated November 1998 and March 1999, in Georgia Women's Movement Oral
History Collection (MSS# W008)