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Marguerite Tillman Thomas collection

Marguerite Tillman Thomas collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Marguerite Tillman Thomas collection
Creator: Thomas, Marguerite Tillman
Creator: Dolson, Carol Bland
Inclusive Dates: 1938-1969
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: UA15-012
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Marguerite Tillman Thomas a University of Georgia student, attending in the late 1930s and early 1940s. During World War II, she served in the Women's Reserve of the U.S. Naval Reserve, known informally as WAVES ("Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service").

Scope and Content

The collection consists of scrapbook pages created by Marguerite Tillman Thomas during her time at the University of Georgia. These pages feature photographs of prominent UGA buildings and structures, including Old College, New College, the Chapel, Peabody Hall, the library (currently the Administration Building), and Sanford Stadium. The scrapbook of Thomas's niece, Carol Bland Dolson, includes clippings covering the Lucy Cobb Institute centennial, a 16th annual G-Day program, theatre programs and ticket tubs, and photographs of campus gatherings. The collection also includes two of Maguerite's cooking course notebooks from the University of Georgia dating from 1932-1933.

Other portions of the collection relate to Thomas's service in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Materials include Navy correspondence, memos, pamphlets, clippings, photographs, and navy caps.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marguerite Tillman Thomas and Carol Bland Dolson scrapbooks, UA15-012, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Dolson, Carol Bland
Thomas, Marguerite Tillman
United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve
Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae -- Georgia -- Athens.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Marguerite Tillman Thomas scrapbooks, 1931-1940
12Carol Bland Dolson scrapbook, 1957-1969
21Personal Correspondence , 1943-1944
22Navy Correspondence (personal), 1942-1976
23Navy Correspondence (general), 1943-1957
24Board of Education correspondence , 1935-1942
25WAVES pamphlets, 1942-1946
26Clippings , 1943-1944
27Photographs , 1913-2000
28Blank postcards , 1943-1945
29Misc. programs and pamphlets, 1943-1945
210Food and cooking notebooks, University of Georgia, 1932-1933
3Navy uniform