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Sherry Shulman Sutton papers

 Collection
Identifier: W038

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.

Dates

  • 1978-1992
  • Majority of material found within 1978 - 1988

Creator

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.

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.

Extent

1.62 Linear Feet (in 6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

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.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Sherry Shulman Sutton, March 1999.

Online Availability:

Several items have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Sherry Sutton oral history interviews, November 8, 1998 and March 7, 1999. Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project (W008)

Processing Information

Processed by DeAnna L. Janecek, April 2002. The collection is organized by file topics and type.
Title
Sherry Shulman Sutton:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University
Status
Completed
Author
DeAnna L. Janecek
Date
2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2005: EAD edited by Amanda Brown.
  • 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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