Sue Raymond papers, 1879-2017

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/vkm80

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Raymond, Sue.
Title: Sue Raymond papers, 1879-2017
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 464
Extent: 8.4 cubic ft. (15 boxes)
Abstract:Contains a variety of executive and historical records of the United Methodist Women North Georgia Conference and associated entities, with primary emphasis on district level papers and information from the late nineteenth century to 2017.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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


Gift of Sue Raymond, 2020


[after identification of item(s)], Sue Raymond papers, MSS 464, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Greg McNamara, April 2021.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Sue Raymond was active in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women for several decades and served as past president (2016) parliamentarian (2020), and as a director at the national level (through 2020) among other positions of responsibility in the North Georgia Conference UMW. Raymond’s impact and involvement in the organization has been such that conference literature is effusive in praising her and her husband Terry as steady, reliable, and humble people of action on behalf of the United Methodist Church.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains original documents from as early as 1879 and executive and historical records of the North Georgia Conference of United Methodist Women up to 2017. The bulk of the materials range from 1920-1990. The record keeping habits and attention to historical documentation on the part of key members of UMW are especially evident in this collection as is Sue Raymond’s stewardship in maintaining and donating the collection to the Pitts Theology Library. The collection contains numerous historical photographs.

Arrangement Note

The collection was ordered in sections of district-level (1) executive and (2) historical materials with another gathering of (3) material reflecting conference-level activities and documentation of special events. This distinction between types of material has been maintained in the present arrangement. One unique aspect of the arrangement is that some materials, including scrapbooks and event portfolios are assemble in binders: these have been left largely intact and are in records boxes unfoldered rather than being foldered and transferred to document boxes as was done with the loose papers which make up the bulk of the collection.

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