Manuscript Collection

Mary Gordon Ellis Collection - Accession 886 - M401 (452)

Title

Mary Gordon Ellis Collection - Accession 886 - M401 (452)

Files

Identifier

Accession 886 - M401 (452)

Inclusive Dates

1995

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

5 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

Mary Gordon Ellis (1890-1934) was the first woman elected to serve in the South Carolina State Senate. She served Jasper County from 1928 to 1932. Mrs. Ellis was a 1913 graduate of Winthrop college and was a teacher-principal and later Superintendent of Education in Jasper County before serving as a State Senator from 1929 through 1932.

Scope and Content Note

The Mary Gordon Ellis Collection consists of a program honoring the portrait unveiling ceremony for Mary Gordon Ellis on March 29, 1995 by the Senate Chamber of the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, SC. The Program consists of a copy of the Senate Resolution for the commissioning of the portrait, a program of events for the unveiling ceremony, and a biography of Mary Gordon Ellis.

Mary Gordon Ellis (1890-1934) was the first woman elected to serve in the South Carolina State Senate. She served Jasper County from 1928 to 1932. Mrs. Ellis was a 1913 graduate of Winthrop College and was a teacher-principal and later Superintendent of Education in Jasper County before serving as a State Senator from 1929 through 1932.

Provenance

Mary Gordon Ellis Biographical file was deposit in the Archives on September 11, 1995 by Louise Pettus.

Copyright

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

Mary Gordon Ellis Collection - Accession 886 - M401 (452)

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