|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
Arranged in 8 series: 1. Correspondence, 1998-2004; 2. Education and biographical, 1971-1990; 3. Courses/teaching/career, 1991-1999; 4. Sermons, 1979-2000; 5. Lectures, 1983-2005; 6. Professional organizations, 1985-2005; 7. Writings, 1983-2004; 8. Miscellaneous, 1980-2004.
The Emilie M. Townes papers consist of texts of addresses and sermons, publications, correspondence and other materials that reflect her work as a womanist theologian from the 1980s forward.
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Restrictions on Access
Series 3, Boxes #5 and #6 are restricted (see finding aid for details). The remainder of the collection is open for research by appointment.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Emilie M. Townes is a womanist ethicist and an author and speaker on African American women and the church, specializing in themes such as the oppressive forces of race, sex, and sexuality in the church and society. She is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale Divinity School; she was previously the Carolyn Williams Beaird Professor of Christian Ethics at Union Theological Seminary.