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Accession 1009

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

83,500 pieces, 41.75 linear feet


English; German; Portuguese; Spanish

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 Extension Homemaker’s Council (NEHC), various extensions of the Homemaker’s Council (i.e. South Carolina Extension, Tennessee Extension, etc.), American Farm Bureau (AFB), South Carolina Farm Bureau (SCFB), Lexington Farm Bureau (LFB), Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET), National Volunteer Outreach Network (NVON), Academic Programs Committee on Organization and Policy (ACOP), South Carolina Family and Community Leaders (SCFCL), National Association for Family and Community Education (NAFCE), and the National Extension Advisory Council (NEAC). Contents of folders mostly include photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting materials, conference materials, programs, news articles, handbooks, organization histories, financial papers, publications, and other items of similar interest pertaining to Betty Buff and her activities in the above listed organizations. Also included are scrapbooks pertaining to Betty’s service in some of the above listed organizations, materials concerning the Buff-Swicegood Travel Award, and Women in Agriculture Delegation to Spain, Morocco, and Portugal materials.


The Betty Buff Papers papers were donated to the Winthrop University Archives and Special Collections on three separate dates. The first deposit occurred on September 28, 1999, followed by the second deposit on October 14, 2009, and finally by the third deposit on July 2, 2012.


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Betty Buff Papers - Accession 1009

LC Subject Headings

Buff, Betty Randall Sistare, 1927-2019--Archives; Academic Programs Committee on Organization and Policy; Associated Country Women of the World; Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching; Country Women’s Council USA; National Extension Homemakers Council (U.S.); National Master Farm Homemakers Guild; National Volunteer Outreach Network, Inc.; South Carolina Family and Community Leaders; South Carolina Farm Bureau; South Carolina Master Farm Homemakers Guild; Scholarships--South Carolina