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Marjorie Estelle Carter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-72

Scope and Contents

Dr. Carter came to Georgia State Women's College in 1936, as an Assistant Dean of Women, serving as assistant to Miss Annie Powe Hopper. She is listed as having a BS from William and Mary College. In 1937, in addition to serving as Assistant Dean of Women, she begins duties as an Instructor of Biology, according to the 1937 "Pinecone". She served in a dual capacity, and in 1942, according to the Bulletin of GSCW, She earned a MA in Biology from the University of Virginia.

Her papers relating to her graduate work, including her original thesis, are in the Valdosta State University Archives. The thesis is entitled "New Harpacticoid Copepods from Mountain Lake, Virginia, Region." At various times in the 1940's, she served, in addition to her duties teaching biology, as a Physical Education Instructor, a Resident Head of Converse Hall, and as Dean of the Junior College. She actively combined teaching and administration throughout much of her time at GSWC and VSC. In 1952, she earned a PHD in Biology from the University of Virginia, according the VSC Bulletin,>1952. In 1953 she became Resident Counselor of Ashley Hall. However beginning in 1956, she devoted herself full time to teaching Biology at VSC. She taught actively until her death in January of 1969. She was 63 at her death. The original container was an old suitcase, in which the contents were in no discernible order. The papers range from correspondence, journals, to her thesis material. Her sketches and notes were scattered throughout the suitcase. Few personal items are found, though some pictures drawn by children are included.

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Dates

  • 1902 - 1969
  • Acquired: 1998-03-20

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

3.00 Boxes

Language

English

Abstract

Dr. Carter came to Georgia State Women's College in 1936, as an Assistant Dean of Women, serving as assistant to Miss Annie Powe Hopper. She is listed as having a BS from William and Mary College. In 1937, in addition to serving as Assistant Dean of Women, she begins duties as an Instructor of Biology, according to the 1937 "Pinecone". She served in a dual capacity, and in 1942, according to the Bulletin of GSCW, She earned a MA in Biology from the University of Virginia.

Her papers relating to her graduate work, including her original thesis, are in the Valdosta State University Archives. The thesis is entitled "New Harpacticoid Copepods from Mountain Lake, Virginia, Region." At various times in the 1940's, she served, in addition to her duties teaching biology, as a Physical Education Instructor, a Resident Head of Converse Hall, and as Dean of the Junior College. She actively combined teaching and administration throughout much of her time at GSWC and VSC. In 1952, she earned a PHD in Biology from the University of Virginia, according the VSC Bulletin, 1952. In 1953 she became Resident Counselor of Ashley Hall. However beginning in 1956, she devoted herself full time to teaching Biology at VSC. She taught actively until her death in January of 1969. She was 63 at her death.  (author unknown)

Source of Acquisition

email

Method of Acquisition

email copied from Susan Thomas, archivist, from George Gaumond to David Belcher

Appraisal Information

1 case of papers from Marjorie Carter

Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
Stacey L. Wright
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-23: Revised for DACS compliance by Douglas Carlson.

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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