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Margaret Haley Carpenter Papers


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Margaret Haley Carpenter Papers, 1906-1983 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Title: Margaret Haley Carpenter Papers, 1906-1983Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-209

Primary Creator: Carpenter, Margaret Haley (1917-1985)

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged roughly by record type.

Date Acquired: 11/30/2006

Subjects: Women authors, American--20th century

Forms of Material: Announcements, Autograph albums, Books, Christmas cards, Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Crowns (headdresses), Financial statements, Lists (document genres), Membership lists, Notes, Programs, Receipts, Scrapbooks, Stickers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Correspondence, books, poems, and writings by Margaret Haley Carpenter of Norfolk, Virginia along with other materials that appear to have been collected by her, including correspondence belonging to William Stanley Braithwaite and Sara Teasdale. The collection also includes membership lists for various literary organizations and miscellaneous ephemera (itemized) that does not seem related to this collection.

Biographical Note

Margaret Haley Carpenter was born on June 30, 1917 in Louisa County, Virginia. She was a teacher for Norfolk schools from 1938-1958. Carpenter was also a writer, publishing Sara Teasdale: A Biography, A Gift For the Princess of Springtime, and several volumes of poetry. She was a former president for the Virginia Poetry Society. Carpenter died on May 12, 1985 in Norfolk, Virginia and was buried at Bethpage Christian Church Cemetery in Mineral, Virginia.

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Women authors, American--20th century

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Purchase

Preferred Citation: Margaret Haley Carpenter Papers, MSS 0000-209, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed June 25, 2020.

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Item 1: Crown, Margaret Carpenter, Virginia, U. S. A., undatedAdd to your cart.
Gold laurel wreath crown from Poets Laureate International, World Congress of Poets, for being designated Bicentennial Poet with Distinction.

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Norfolk Public Library
Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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