South, Kenneth Papers

Span Dates: 1970-2015
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 1 linear foot (2 boxes),1 box oversized papers


This collection consists of the papers of Reverend Kenneth South from 1970-2015. It includes publications, clippings, photographs, and correspondence related to South’s long career as a non-profit administrator and activist. The papers reflect South’s decades long involvement in his three major areas of interest and activity—the interfaith community, the AIDS community, and the aging community.

Hist/Bio Note

Kenneth (Ken) South received his BA in non-profit management and music education from Salem College, West Virginia in 1969 and a Masters in Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 1972. South began his non-profit career at Hartford, Connecticut’s Hill Center, a neighborhood-based social services agency that South founded and where he served as the Executive Director from 1974-1981. South moved to Atlanta in 1984 and began volunteering the Atlanta-based AIDS social service agency AID Atlanta. South quickly moved from volunteer to the Executive Director of the agency. He served in that capacity from 1984-1987, growing the organization considerably before resigning amid confliuct with the organizations’s Board of Directors in 1987. Upon leaving AID Atlanta, South moved to Washington, DC to support the work of the Presidential Commission on the HIV Epidemic. He has since held numerous positions in social service and non-profit organizations that serve the HIV positive community, Interfaith Christian ministry, and that support aging communities, in particular the aging gay community.

Finding Aid

Online Finding aid available.


Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Emory University Atlanta, GA 30322 404-727-6887


AIDS | Atlanta | Georgia | Ecumenical | South, Kenneth | United Church of Christ/Congregational Church | Open and Affirming in the UCC (ONA & formerly UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns)