Manuscript Collection

Martha Kime Piper Papers - Accession 793 M364 (415)

Title

Martha Kime Piper Papers - Accession 793 M364 (415)

Files

Identifier

Accession 793 M364 (415)

Inclusive Dates

1984-1988

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

76 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

Dr. Martha Kime Piper (1932-1988) was Winthrop’s 8th president (1986-1988) and first female president. During her tenure as Winthrop President Winthrop became the nation’s first college to sign a NAACP fair share agreement encouraging the promotion of minorities and the use of minority businesses. Dr. Piper also introduced the Executive Masters of Business Administration Program, implemented the state’s first Master of Liberal Arts degree, and had 20 campus buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dr. Piper was the first sitting president to die while in office since Dr. David Bancroft Johnson.

Scope and Content Note

The Martha Kime Piper Papers consist of speeches, letters, and newspaper articles relating to Dr. Piper’s time as Chancellor of the University of Houston-Victoria (Texas), her acceptance of the presidency of Winthrop College and her death. Dr. Martha Kime Piper (1932-1988) was Winthrop’s 8th president (1986-1988) and first female president.

Provenance

The Martha Kime Piper Papers were given to the Archives by Barbara Peyton on April 21, 1992.

Copyright

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

Martha Kime Piper Papers - Accession 793 M364 (415)

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