Kenneth South papers, 1970-2015

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: South, Kenneth
Title: Kenneth South papers, 1970-2015
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1378
Extent: 3 linear foot (3 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of AIDS and community activist Reverend Kenneth South.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

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


Gift, 2016


[after identification of item(s)], Kenneth South, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Arranged and described at the file level by Carrie Hintz, October 2016

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Kenneth (Ken) South received his BA in non-profit management and music education from Salem College, West Virginia in 1969 and a Masters in Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 1972.

South began his non-profit career at Hartford, Connecticut’s Hill Center, a neighborhood-based social services agency that South founded and where he served as the Executive Director from 1974-1981. South moved to Atlanta in 1984 and began volunteering the Atlanta-based AIDS social service agency AID Atlanta. South quickly moved from volunteer to the Executive Director of the agency. He served in that capacity from 1984-1987, growing the organization considerably before resigning amid confliuct with the organizations’s Board of Directors in 1987.

Upon leaving AID Atlanta, South moved to Washington, DC to support the work of the Presidnetial Commission on the HIV Epidemic. He has since held numerous positions in social service and non-profic organizations that serve the HIV positive community, Interfaith Christian ministry, and that support aging communities, in particular the aging gay community.

Scope and Content Note

This colletion consists of the papers of Reverend Kenneth South from 1970-2015. It includes publications, clippings, photohgraphs, and correspondence related to South’s long career as a non-profit administrator and activist. The papers reflect South’s decades long involvement in his three major areas of interest and activity—the interfaith community, the AIDS community, and the aging community.

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Arranged by record type.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Biographical Information
1 2 Hill Center (Hartford, CT.), 1970-1981
1 3 Hill Center (Hartford, CT.), 1981
1 4 Rental Agreement, 1992
1 5 Marriage Ceremony Materials
1 6 Interfaith Summit on Africa, 2006
1 7 One Table Many Voices Conference, 2005
1 8 AIDS National Interfaith Network 5th Year Anniversary Congratulations, 1994
1 9 Scrapbook, 1983-2015 [1 of 3]

(Scrapbook is arranged chronologically and includes material related to organizations South worked for or with, as well as clippings about major news or events in the gay community. The first folder includes an inventory of items included in the scrapbook)

1 10 Scrapbook, 1983-2015 [2 of 3]
1 11 Scrapbook, 1983-2015 [2 of 3]
1 12 AID Atlanta, 1986-1988
2 1 LGBT Interfaith Ephemera
2 2 Printed Matieral, 2016
1 3 Pride-Related Printed Ephemera [1 of 2]
2 4 Pride-Related Printed Ephemera [2 of 2]
2 5 Greg Louganis Wheaties Box
2 6 Pride Ephemera
3 - Printed material related to the Pulse Nightclub (Orlando, FL) shooting
3 - We are Orlando t-shirt
OP1 - AIDS Awareness Calendar, 1986