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Identifier

Accession 280

Inclusive Dates

1925-1931, 1952-1969

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

3000 pieces, 1.50 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 to 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). The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, bylaws, reports, agendas, yearbooks, handbooks, newsletters, brochures, speeches, legislative bills, program notes, newspaper clippings, awards, and certificates 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., the York County Democratic Women’s Club, Partners of the Americas, and the Order of the Eastern Star. Also included in the collection is information on the development of the city of Rock Hill, S.C.

Provenance

The papers of Marguerite Dawson King were received by the Archives as a gift from Mrs. Henry C. Jones, daughter of Mrs. King, on October 8, 1979.

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Marguerite Dawson King Papers - Accession 280

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