|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
This collection is organized in one series arranged by format.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains Jacalyn Shelley's Monmouth University Master's thesis on the subject of the ordination of women in the Episcopal Church, as well as her preliminary research in the form of transcripts of her oral history interviews with seven Episcopal Women priests from the Diocese of New Jersey (the first generation of women priests in Diocese of New Jersey). Some transcript folders contain correspondence or annotations to the transcripts. A donation letter for the collection is also included.
Burke Library record group:
Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship (AWTS)
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
The following boxes are located offsite: Box 1. Please note that requests for use of boxes held in offsite storage must be made three business days in advance.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.
Special conditions of release exist for the transcripts; please consult the release forms attached to the transcripts.
Item description, AWTS: Jacalyn Shelley papers, 2002-2007, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Jacalyn Shelley donated these papers to the Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship in July 2007.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Folded materials were flattened and staples and metal clips were removed. All materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Ruth Tonkiss Cameron in 2008, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2021.
2021-04-27 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Jacalyn Shelley is an Episcopalian layperson and poet based in New Jersey who has significant service in the Church as a Vestry member, Warden and Diocesan Convention deputy.