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20,500 pieces, linear 10.25 (not including file cases)
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Massey was an historian, educator, and author. She was a Winthrop History Professor from 1950 through 1974 with a focus on the American Civil War.
For information about Dr. Massey please consult the biography written by Louise Pettus above.
Scope and Content Note
The Mary Elizabeth Massey Papers consist of Dr. Massey’s professional and organizational files and includes biographical data, correspondence, lecture and teaching materials, rough notes and unpublished drafts of Dr. Massey’s journal articles and books, speeches, research notes and photo and typescript copies of historical manuscripts from other repositories. Most of the material pertains to Dr. Massey’s publishing efforts, her work as a Winthrop faculty member and scholar and her involvement with professional organizations, especially the Southern Historical Association and the Civil War Centennial Commission. While there is material extending from Dr. Massey’s student days at Hendrix College (a 1937 graduate), most of the substantive material extends from 1953-1973.
The papers of Mary Elizabeth Massey, historian, educator, and author, were received as a gift by the Archives from Sarah Jane O’Donnell, Charles L. Massey and John O. Massey on February 20, 1975. Dr. Massey’s office files were transferred to the Archives on October 5, 1975.
American Civil War, Women's History, Southern Historical Association, Civil War Centennial, Winthrop
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Mary Elizabeth Massey Papers - Accession 20". Finding Aid 23.