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Accession 640

Inclusive Dates

1921, 1940, 1955-1985, nd


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

Collection Size

.25 linear feet, 500 pieces



Historical Note

Allene Moseley Cerney (1901-1985) was a 1921 graduate of Winthrop College. Allene was from Cowpens, SC and later lived in Tryon, NC, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Spartanburg, SC. She was married to Malec Frank Moseley (1902-1993). She was a teacher and principal for many years and was a member of several organizations including the Daughters of the American Revolution (Regent from 1982-1983), Spartanburg Eta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Honor Society, Cincinnati Teachers Association, Tryon Riding and Hunt Club, and served on the Cowpens Bicentennial Committee.

Scope and Content Note

The Allene Moseley Cerney Papers consist of personal correspondence, legal papers, financial papers, genealogical papers, miscellaneous material, photographs, and newspaper articles on Allene Moseley Cerney. The collection of correspondence includes letters from Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and Sandringham. Correspondents include “Lady-in-Waiting” Margaret Hay, Susan Hussey, Rose Baring, and Mary Morrison, Private Secretary to Queen, Robert Fellows, Rear-Admiral Sir Hugh Janion, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Vatican Secretariat of State, J.V.G. Mallet (Deputy Keeper, Victoria and Albert Museum), President Gerald Ford, and First Lady of Egypt, Jehan Sadat.


The Allene Moseley Cerney Papers were given to the Winthrop Archives on May 1, 1985 by Mr. Malec Cerney.


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Allene Moseley Cerney Papers - Accession 640

LC Subject Headings

Cerney, Allene, 1901-1985--Archives; Cerney, Allene, 1901-1985--Correspondence; Mosley family; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women, 1920-1974--Alumni and alumnae