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MargueriteDawsonKing-Article-1976(2)MARGUERITE DAWSON KING PAPERS, 1925-1931, 1952-1969 (Accession 280)

Mrs. Marguerite Dawson King (1901-1979) was a very active and civic minded woman and the collection of her papers attests to the valuable contributions which can be made by women and by senior citizens.  The King Papers are a valuable source of information on women in politics and on the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).  The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, bylaws, reports, agendas, yearbooks, handbooks, newsletters, brochures, speeches, legislative bills, program notes, newspaper clippings, awards, and certificates concerning Mrs. King’s activities as chapter chairman and assistant state director of the AARP; as district chairman of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; as the first woman County Chairman of the democratic party in S.C. and as a member of the Democratic Women’s Council of S.C., the York County Democratic Women’s Club, Partners of the Americas, and the Order of the Eastern Star.  Also included in the collection is information on the development of the city of Rock Hill, S.C.

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