Susan May papers
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 the Susan May 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.
- 1979-circa 1985
- May, Susan, 1941- (Person)
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Collection is open for research use.
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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.
Biographical Note About 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.
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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.
Collection is unarranged.
Nancy Hall had possession of the "In My Husband's Shadow" manuscript until giving it to Susan May, Fall 2006.
Donated by Susan May, May 21, 2007.
Processed by Courtney Nix at the file level, September 2012.
- Susan May:
- A Guide to Her Papers at Georgia State University Library
- Georgia State University Library
- 10 September 2012
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