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E. Allen Mellen collection on St. Mary's Episcopal Church and the ordination of women, 1973 -- 2012

E. Allen Mellen collection on St. Mary's Episcopal Church and the ordination of women, 1973 -- 2012

This series is open for research.

0.25 linear feet; 0.25 linear feet; 1 box

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.

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Box 1 Folder 1 C. Heyward to N. Secor, May 1973


Box 1 Folder 2 "Women Priests Yes or No' E. Hewitt and S. Hiatt; St Mary's Publication Party Photograph; Correspondence, 1973 -- 2012


Box 1 Folder 3-4 Correspondence: Heyward/Hewitt Ordination, 1974 -- 1976


Box 1 Folder 5 Correspondence: Ellen Marie Barrett Ordination, 1977


Box 1 Folder 6 Report on Validity of Philadelphia Ordinations, by Norris, Fairweather, Griffiss, Mollegen, 1975


Box 1 Folder 7 Service Sheets--Women's Ordination Riverside Church, St Mary's Manhattanville, 1974 -- 1977


Box 1 Folder 8 Women's Ordination News Clippings, 1974 -- 1975


Box 1 Folder 9 WON Women's Ordination Now; WON Ordination Announcement of Washington Five, 1975


Box 1 Folder 10 Celebration in Honor of Suzanne Hiatt, Union Theological Seminary, 2003