Manuscript Collection

Mr. USA Pageant Records - Accession 107 - M46 (61)

Title

Mr. USA Pageant Records - Accession 107 - M46 (61)

Authors

Mr. USA Pageant

Files

Identifier

Accession 107 - M46 (61)

Inclusive Dates

1977

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

42 pieces

Language

English;

Historical Note

The Mr. USA Pageant was held on May 13, 1977 in Charleston, SC as a spoof of traditional beauty pageants and was sponsored by the National Organization of Women (NOW). The event was created in part to protest the Miss USA contest being held in the city on May 8, 10, and 14, 1977 in which public funds were used to lure the pageant to Charleston.

Scope and Content Note

The Mr. USA Pageant Records consists of letters, news releases, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and photographs relating to the operation of the pageant and the publicity generated from the pageant. The Mr. USA Pageant was held on May 13, 1977 in Charleston, SC as a spoof of traditional beauty pageants and was sponsored by the National Organization of Women (NOW).

Provenance

This collection was given to the Archives by Barbara Hering on July 11, 1977.

Keywords

Feminism, National Organization for Women (NOW), Charleston SC

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Mr. USA Pageant Records - Accession 107 - M46 (61)

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