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West Georgia College May Day lantern slides

Identifier: UA-0009-0014

Scope and Contents note

Six lantern slides bearing images taken at West Georgia College's May Day pageant, April 24, 1952. The images also have handwritten captions.


  • 1952

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Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights held by the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

On May 24, 1952, Gloria Ogletree, of Washington, Georgia, was crowned May Day Queen by West Georgia College president Dr. Irvine Sullivan Ingram. Genevieve Knight, of Macon, Georgia, was Maid of Honor. Peggy Pittman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brooks O. Pittman of Carrollton, was crown bearer.

Earlier, on January 11, West Georgia College sophomore class women vied for the title in a student body vote with the outcome posted prior to the ceremony.

The May Day program, an annual West Georgia College event, included the Queen's coronation and a dance display. In addition to Gloria Ogletree and Genevieve Knight, the young women participating in the event were Martha Bates, Lee Anne Bell, Charlyn Buckner, Betty Jo Carroll, Wilma Douglas, Pat Foster, Carla Haws, Emily Jones, Lila Anne Jones, Mary Earle Jordan, Patsy Pugh, Virginia Rawls, Barbara Reed, Mabry Terry, Betty Jean Walker, Jenna Lee Wilson

The event was sponsored jointly by the Department of Physical Education and The Department of Home Economics and directed by Miss Ruth Sturgis and Mrs. Ann Kinard. The theme of the 1952 program was "Southern Memories."

(Articles on the 1952 May Day pageant appeared in the January 29, 1952, and April 25, 1952, editions of The West Georgian.")


0.37 Linear feet (1 box)




Lantern slide images taken at West Georgia College's May Day pageant, April 24, 1952.

Arrangement note

Images packaged individually in lantern slide holders.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Transferred to Special Collections by an unknown source.

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Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States