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Sophie Wilson Williams papers, 1957-1989

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Williams, Sophie Wilson.
Title: Sophie Wilson Williams papers, 1957-1989
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1480
Extent: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of Sophie Wilson Williams of Atlanta, Georgia, including photographs and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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


Purchased from David McCord bookseller, 2018

Custodial History

Purchased from a dealer; provenance and custodial history unknown.


[after identification of item(s)], Sophie Wilson Williams papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Curator of African American Collections, Pellom McDaniels, III, as part of the Rose Library's holdings in African American history and culture.


Arranged and described at the folder level by Elizabeth Roke, September 2018. The collection arrived at the Rose Library in no discernible order. Elizabeth Roke aggregated the records by record type during accessioning.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Sophie Wilson Williams was born about 1912 in South Carolina to Emma Daniel Wilson Andrews and George Williams. She lived in Atlanta, Georgia and attended West Hunter Street Baptist Church.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Sophie Wilson Williams from 1957-1989 including printed material and family photograph albums. Printed material consists of bulletins and programs from West Hunter Street Baptist Church, clippings related to her mother, Emma Daniel Wilson Andrews, and other programs. The collection also contains a copy of "The Society page" produced by photographer Al Steward. The photograph albums are of family members and her daughter Ruth's wedding in 1957.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 A. R. Johnson High School, Augusta, Georgia, band and chorus concert program, May 12, 1976
1 2 Clark College, Women's Resource Center newsletter, 1981
1 3 Emma Daniel Wilson Andrews
1 4 Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Douglasville, Georgia, bulletin, November 1986
1 5 Photographs
1 6 Progressive National Convention, Congress of Christian Education handbook, 1992
1 7 The Society Page, Atlanta, Georgia, volume 1, number 4 (August 1981)
1 8 West Hunter Street Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, calendar of events, 1986
1 9 West Hunter Street Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, bulletins and programs, 1978-1989
1 10 Wedding album, Ruth Williams and Louis Mathis, 1957
1 11 Wedding invitation, Ruth Williams and Louis Mathis, 1957
1 12 Mother's Day album, 1987