Personal papers are the records created, received or accumulated by women in theological scholarship and religious studies, church and other religious leaders, and women involved in a range of social change movements. Such papers may relate to professional or official positions, academic departments, volunteer or community activities, participation in historic events, and to personal and family life.
Once they are received, collections are processed, indexed and made available for research use. Sensitive materials may be found within collections. AWTS staff are happy to discuss with donors the possibility of restricting parts of a collection for an agreed length of time to protect the privacy of the donor or others.