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Identifier

Accession 29

Inclusive Dates

1950-1973

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

3,500 pieces, 1.75 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

Thelma Ecord Busbee (1910-2004) was a Civic leader and club woman from Columbia, South Carolina. She was a past president of the South Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs, the South Carolina Status of Women Conference, and of the Lexington County Hospital Auxiliary and was on the Board of Directors for the Women's State Committee, Committee on Children and Youth, Richland-Lexington Tuberculosis Association, South Carolina Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. and the South Carolina State Library Board. Mrs. Busbee was also on the Board of Trustees for the Palmetto Outdoor Historical Drama Association and Advisory Board for the South Carolina Mental Health Association.

Scope and Content Note

Thelma Ecord Busbee (1910-2004) was a Civic leader and club woman from Columbia, South Carolina. The Thelma Ecord Busbee Papers consist of correspondence, reports, constitutions, financial records, program notes, and other papers relating to her many club and civic activities. The collection covers the South Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs (1950-1959), The South Carolina Status of Women’s Conference (1961-1968), the Richland-Lexington Tuberculosis Association (1961-1964), South Carolina Alert, Inc. (1961-1962), the Palmetto Outdoor Historical Drama Association (1965-1968), the South Carolina State Library Board (1967-1968), the Lexington County Hospital Auxiliary (1970-1972), and the South Carolina Council for the Common Good (1966).

Provenance

The papers of Thelma Ecord Busbee, clubwoman and civic leader, were received on July 2, 1975.

Keywords

Women's History, South Carolina Federation of Women's Clubs, Status of Women Conference, Richland County SC, Lexington County SC

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Thelma Ecord Busbee Papers - Accession 29

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