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Mary Remer Parramour Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-68

Scope and Contents

Mary Remer Parramour (Dec. 30, 1929 – Dec. 24, 1996) was born in Valdosta Georgia. Was the second child of Dinah Roberts and Redden Lamb Parramore. Graduated from Valdosta State College among the first class in 1951. Worked as an office manager for Dr. Joe Brannen for over 20 years. Civil and social associations she belonged to included the Valdosta Junior Service League, the Cotillion Club, Valdosta Mystery Club, the Reader’s Forum, the Lowndes Country Historical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Worshipped with the Central Avenue Church of Christ. Buried in Sunset Cemetery, on Monday December 30, 1996. Materials include a lab manual and a scrapbook project related to a textile design class at Valdosta State College. Also contains a collection of memorabilia from VSC and several pieces of clothing, mostly school uniforms used for different activities. The manual contains handwritten notes and fabric samples, and the scrapbook contains handwritten notes, photocopies, cut-outs and pictures of home design styles. Memorabilia include miscellaneous items such as photographs, newspaper cut-outs, postcards, letters, and alumni information. Major newspaper article covers the visit of Mrs. F. D. Roosevelt to VSC to dedicate the library. Clothing items are samples of uniforms used between 1940s-1950s at VSC.
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Dates

  • 1947 - 1973
  • Acquired: 2002-05-09

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

2.00 Boxes

Language

English

Abstract

Mary Remer Parramour (Dec. 30, 1929 – Dec. 24, 1996) was born in Valdosta Georgia. Was the second child of Dinah Roberts and Redden Lamb Parramore. Graduated from Valdosta State College among the first class in 1951. Worked as an office manager for Dr. Joe Brannen for over 20 years. Civil and social associations she belonged to included the Valdosta Junior Service League, the Cotillion Club, Valdosta Mystery Club, the Reader’s Forum, the Lowndes Country Historical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Worshipped with the Central Avenue Church of Christ. Buried in Sunset Cemetery, on Monday December 30, 1996.

Arrangement Note

The material is divided between two boxes. A small box contains the lab manual and the scrapbook. A larger box includes a folder with the randomly organized miscellaneous items and the clothing wrapped in tissue paper. Along with the collection is an outfit that is on display in a wall case.

Source of Acquisition

Lilla Kate Hart

Method of Acquisition

signed deed of Gift for Mary Remer Parramore collection

Appraisal Information

Printed hom-economics materials, including textiles.

Accruals and Additions

3-14-2007 Lilla Kate Hart, 6 teble mats, 1 runner, 6 napkins, 6 coasters fro drinks. fringed. Mad at YMCA day camp on campus prior to WWII. Mr. Swanson in charge and Mamie Ashley worked with this and the Red Cross. 1-2-1998 Lilla Kate Hart for Mary Remer Parramore: bathing suit, long sleeved leotard, short skirt with zipper blue green-together make up dance costume. light weight sleeveless black and white dress, short, white gym uniform.
Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Status
Completed
Author
Minerva Blancaneaux
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-21: Revised for DACS compliance by Douglas Carlson.

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
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