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E. Allen Mellen collection on St. Mary's Episcopal Church and the ordination of women, 1973 -- 2012
This series is open for research.
This series contains correspondence and other materials relating to the sponsorship by St. Mary's Episcopal Church of two women deacons of the parish, Carter Heyward and Emily Hewitt (Union Theological Seminary alumnae), for Episcopal ordination in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Diocese of New York, in December 1973. Correspondents include Ellen Marie Barrett; Douglass B. Clark, Deacon, St. Mary's Manhattanville, New York; James L. Duncan, Episcopal Bishop, Diocese of South East Florida; Eugene R. Fairweather, Professor of Divinity, Trinity College, Toronto, Canada; Charlotte Graves Patton, Chair, Congregational Committee on Women's Ordination, St Mary's, Manhattanville, New York; J. E. Griffiss, Professor of Apologetics and Dogmatic Theology, Nashota House, Wisconsin; Emily Hewitt, Deacon, St. Mary's Manhattanville, New York; Carter Heyward, Deacon, St. Mary's Manhattanville, New York; E. Allen Mellen, Vestry Chair/ Treasurer/Warden, St Mary's Manhattanville, New York; Albert T. Mollegen, Professor of New Testament and Christian Ethics, Episcopal Theological Seminary, Virginia; Paul Moore, Jr. Episcopal Bishop, Diocese of New York; Richard A. Norris, Professor of Dogmatic Theology, General Theological Seminary, New York; Thomas F. Pike, President, Standing Committee; Neale A. Secor, Priest in charge St. Mary's, Manhattanville, New York; William Stringfellow.
This series is arranged in original order.