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Accession 1644

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

11,000 pieces, 5.5 linear feet



Historical Note

Betty Randall Sistare Buff (1927-2019) was a South Carolina, National, and International Club woman and activist. She worked to improve the lives of rural farm women and to encourage the active role of women in farming.

*See Biographical Note in inventory for more information.

Scope and Content Note

The Betty Buff Papers consist of materials pertaining to the different organizations Betty Buff participated in throughout her life. Materials are present for the following organizations: Country Women’s Council (CWC), Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), National Master Farm Homemaker’s Guild (NMFHG), South Carolina Master Farm Homemaker’s Guild (SCMFHG), National Volunteer Outreach Network (NVON), South Carolina Farm Bureau (SCFB), Lexington Farm Bureau (LFB), Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET), and the South Carolina Family and Community Leaders (SCFCL). Contents of folders mostly include photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting materials, conference materials, programs, news articles, handbooks, organization histories, financial papers, and other items of similar interest pertaining to Betty Buff and her activities in the above listed organizations. Also included are materials concerning the Buff-Swicegood Travel Award and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.


The Betty Buff Papers collection was donated to the Winthrop University Archives and Special Collections on February 27, 2019 by Mrs. Betty Buff.


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

Betty Buff Papers - Accession 1644

LC Subject Headings

Buff, Betty Randall Sistare, 1927-2019--Archives; Associated Country Women of the World; Clemson University. Outdoor Lab; Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching; Country Women’s Council USA; National Association for Family and Community Education (U.S.); National Volunteer Outreach Network; South Carolina Family and Community Leaders; South Carolina Farm Bureau; South Carolina Master Farm Homemakers Guild; Camps for older people--South Carolina; Scholarships--South Carolina