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Identifier

Accession 62

Inclusive Dates

1940-1976

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

5,500 pieces, 2.75 linear feet

Language

English

Historical Note

Dr. Kathryn Summers Powell (1920-2000) was born in High Springs, FL and married Orrin Bert Powell in 1939. In 1940 she received her B.S. from Florida State College for Women. She worked as a teacher in High Springs and Monticello, FL and later earned her M.S. (1954) and Ph.D. (1960) from Florida State University. Dr. Powell then became Professor of Home Economics at Winthrop College from 1960 through 1976. She passed away on December 11, 2000.

Scope and Content Note

The Kathryn Summers Powell Papers consist of Dr. Powell’s professional and organizational files and includes correspondence, drafts and revisions of her speeches and dissertation, biographical data, teaching notes with reference material. The collection pertains to Dr. Powell’s work as a Winthrop faculty member, scholar and specialist in family and child development and her involvement with such organizations as the Christians Children’s Fund and the Southeastern Council on Family Relations. The material extends from Dr. Powell’s days as a student and young wife in Florida (1940-1959), with most of the substantive material extending from 1960-1976.

Provenance

The papers of Kathryn Summers Powell, educator and home economist, were received as a gift by the Archives from Dr. Kathryn Powell on September 11, 1976.

Keywords

Home Economics, Family and Child Development, Winthrop, Christian Children's Fund

Copyright

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Kathryn Summers Powell Papers - Accession 62

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