Manuscript Collection

Mary Lee Robertson Robinson Papers - Accession 1093 - M502 (552)

Mary Lee Robertson Robinson Papers - Accession 1093 - M502 (552)



Accession 1093 - M502 (552)

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

17 pieces



Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter to Mrs. Mary Lee Robertson Robinson (1897-1994) from Mrs. Ruth P. Bartlett (circa 1921-1927), two pages of a scrapbook. One devoted to Winthrop student Lucille Godbold and the Olympic games. Consists of two articles and 4 photographs pertaining to Lucille and her Olympic exploits. Articles were taken from The News And Courier newspaper (August 1922). The second page consists of Mrs. Robertson’s notes on proper posture and a poem devoted to posture titled Ode to Posture, as well as a certificate acknowledging Mrs. Robertson’s membership in the “Life Loving Corps Boston School Of Physical Education.” There are two loose newspaper articles; one devoted to Hugh Walpole’s visit to Winthrop College and autobiographical passages from Mr. Walpole, the other article is devoted to Mrs. Robertson’s 9 and 3/4 mile hike with some classmates titled “Cox College Girls Hike To Atlanta In Fast Time Of One Hour And 40 Minutes” taken from The Atlanta Journal May 16, 1916. Collection also includes two Friday, October 20, 1922 issues of the Winthrop College News magazines devoted to Lucille Godbold’s return to Winthrop and her Olympic exploits and one issue of The Johnsonian dated December 1, 1923, and two copies of an October 26, 1953 article from the Evening Herald pertaining to Laura Sidney Robinson’s (Mary Lee’s daughter) marriage to Dr. Harry Courtney Bagby.


Mary Lee Robertson Robinson Papers were given to the Archives by Mary Lee Robertson Robinson via Alumni Office on April 4, 2003.


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

Mary Lee Robertson Robinson Papers - Accession 1093 - M502 (552)

LC Subject Headings

Robinson, Mary Lee Robertson, 1897-1994--Archives; Robinson, Mary Lee Robertson, 1897-1994--Family; Bartlett, Ruth P.--Correspondence; Godbold, Lucile, 1900-1981; Walpole, Hugh, 1884-1941; Winthrop Normal and Industrial College--History; Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women--History; Boston School of Physical Education; Track and field athletes--United States; Women Olympic athletes; College student newspapers and periodicals--South Carolina--Rock Hill--Specimens; Posture--Poetry