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Accession 10

Inclusive Dates

1899-1971 (mainly 1920-1959)


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

Collection Size

1500 pieces, .75 linear feet



Historical Note

Christine South Gee (1884-1978) was a graduate of Winthrop Normal and Industrial College of South Carolina in 1903, taught English at Winthrop from 1909-1913, and was a Winthrop Trustee from 1944-1962. She was also a home economist, educator, and club woman. Mrs. Gee was the first recipient of an Honorary Degree from Winthrop in 1966.

Scope and Content Note

The Christine South Gee Papers include family histories; biographical data; annual reports of home demonstration work in South Carolina (1920-1922) compiled by Mrs. Gee; speeches; magazine articles (1935-1963); newspaper clippings (1934-1968); photographs (1903-1954) and certificates of awards. The collection primarily pertains to Mrs. Gee’s work as South Carolina State Home Demonstration Agent (1918-1923); her role in the formation of the South Carolina Extension Homemakers’ Council (1921), formerly the South Carolina Council of Farm Women; her activities as president of the South Carolina Council for the Common Good (1943-1945); her study of development in programs for adult education and rural women; and her historical interest in South Carolina statesmen and political leaders. Family histories include information on the Puckett, Smith, Martin, Hudgens, McNeese, Rodgers, and Saxon families.


The papers of Christine S. Gee, educator, home economist, and clubwoman were received as a gift by the Archives on October 9, 1974.


Home Demonstration, Home Extension, Home Economics, Women's History, Genealogy, SC Council of Farm Women, Winthrop, Puckett Family, Smith Family, Martin Family, Hudgens Family, McNeese Family, Rodgers Family, Saxon Family


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Christine South Gee Papers - Accession 10

LC Subject Headings

Gee, Christine South, 1884-1978--Archives; Hutchins family; Martin family; McNeese family; Puckett family; Rogers family; Sachs family; Smith family; Winthrop Normal and Industrial College--Alumni and alumnae; Winthrop Normal and Industrial College--Faculty; South Carolina Council for the Common Good; South Carolina Extension Homemakers Council; Home economists--South Carolina; Home economics--South Carolina; Home demonstration work--South Carolina; Women--South Carolina--Societies, etc.; Adult education--South Carolina; Education--Southern States