Sherry Shulman Sutton papers
Scope and Content of the Papers
The collection consists of office files and artifacts related to Sherry 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-election campaign.
- Creation: 1978-1992
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1978 - 1988
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
Biography of Sherry Shulman Sutton
Sherry Shulman Sutton, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, has been active in Georgia politics since the 1970s when she became involved in the Equal Rights Amendment/Women's Rights movement. She served as the legislative liaison for Equal Rights Amendment, 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. Sutton worked on staff at Georgia Shares, an organization that helps raise funds for social aid organizations in Georgia.
1.62 Linear Feet (in 6 boxes)
Language of Materials
Sherry Shulman Sutton, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, has been active in Georgia politics since the 1970s 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 is organized by file topics and type.
Donated by Sherry Shulman Sutton, March 1999.
Several items have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.
Processed by DeAnna L. Janecek, April 2002.
- Sherry Shulman Sutton:
- A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
- DeAnna L. Janecek
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