CHRISTINE SOUTH GEE PAPERS, 1884-1978 (Accession 10)
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. 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, McNeuse, Rodgers, and Saxon families.