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Accession 725

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

Collection Size

53,000 pieces, 26.50 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters, lesson plans, examination, photographs, student papers written, course syllabi, newspaper articles, excerpts of written material for class handouts. Constance Ashton Myers was a historian, author, and professor born in 1927 affectionately known to her family and friends as Connie. During the 1970s, Myers traveled around the United States and interviewed Suffragettes and other women and recorded their interviews. She participated actively in the women’s liberation movement throughout her years giving speeches, writing books, and interviewing women. Dr. Myers attended and taught at Sacramento State College, University of South Carolina at Aiken, and Augusta College as well as worked with many other institutions. In 1969 Myers was dismissed from her teaching at Augusta College in Georgia and she filed for sex discrimination. Throughout her carrier Myers gave many lectures on women’s history particularly on the Suffragettes, race relations in the south, Marxism, and Latin America. Some of her writings include: The Prophet’s Army: Trotskyists in America, 1928-1941 and “God, Darwin, and the Founding Fathers: Voice of Resistance to the Woman Suffrage and Equal Rights Amendments a Study in Popular Culture”. In 2012 Myers was killed a bus-car collision her husband Cecil survived the crash. They had four children and many grandchildren.


The Constance Myers papers were donated to Winthrop University Archives and Special Collections by Constance Myers.


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Constance Myers Papers - Accession 725