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Identifier

Accession 1528

Inclusive Dates

1901, 1941-1942, 1946, 1952, 1955, 1959, 1961-1979, 1981

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

6000 pieces, 3.0 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

Mrs. Marguerite Dawson King (1901-1979) was a very active and civic minded woman and made many valuable contributions the advancement of women and senior citizens.

Scope and Content Note

Mrs. Marguerite Dawson King (1901-1979) was a very active and civic minded woman and the collection of her papers attests to the valuable contributions which can be made by women and by senior citizens. The King Papers are a valuable source of information on women in politics and on the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). This collection consists of letters, records, and newspapers which belonged to Marguerite Dawson King, concerning Mrs. King’s activities as chapter chairman and assistant state director of the AARP; as district chairman of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; as the first woman County Chairman of the democratic party in S.C. and as a member of the Democratic Women’s Council of S.C., and the York County Democratic Women’s Club.

Provenance

The Marguerite Dawson King Papers were donated by Mrs. Henry C. Jones to the Louise Pettus Archives & Special Collections at Winthrop University on June 1, 1981.

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Marguerite Dawson King Papers - Accession 1528

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