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Accession 193

Inclusive Dates

1954-1968, nd


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

Collection Size

7000 pieces, 3.50 linear feet



Historical Note

Ruth Lenore Hovermale (1927-1978) was a home economist and the Dean of the School of Home Economics at Winthrop College, 1963-1978.

Scope and Content Note

The Ruth Lenore Hovermale Papers consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, photographs, program notes, financial records, teaching notes, and related records, mainly concerning her teaching and research as a home economist and her involvement with professional organizations and Women’s Clubs, including the South Carolina Home Economics Association and the South Carolina Council for the Common Good. Her papers contain extensive reference files on fashion, textiles, and clothing.


The papers of Ruth Lenore Hovermale were deposited as a gift by the School of Home Economics of Winthrop College on June 13, 1978.


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

Ruth Lenore Hovermale Papers - Accession 193

LC Subject Headings

Hovermale, Ruth Lenore, 1927-1978--Archives; Winthrop College--Faculty; Winthrop College--Administration; South Carolina Home Economics Association; South Carolina Council for the Common Good; Home economists--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Women deans (Education)--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Home economics--Study and teaching (Higher)