Marguerite F. Simon papers
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Marguerite F. Simon papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Simon, Marguerite F.
Title: Marguerite F. Simon papers
Dates: 1906-1985
Quantity: 1.0 box
Quantity: linear ft.
Abstract:The papers consist of an assortment of periodicals including Life, Ebony, and New York magazine, books, sheet music, and news clippings. The sheet music dates from 1906 to 1932, and the articles, books, and newsclippings, dated from 1968 to 1985, treat Martin Luther King, Jr., Spelman College, Atlanta University, African American life, and history.
Identification: aarl95-009

Biographical/Historical Note

Marguerite F. Simon, daughter of Edward Lee and Laura Dickerson Simon, graduate of Spelman (1935), and instructor of health and physical education at Spelman from 1943 to 1980.

Scope and Content Note

This collection, which was donated to the Auburn Avenue Research Library by Marguerite F. Simon in 1995, is an assortment of periodicals, books, sheet music and news clippings. One of the highlights of the collection is Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1965: An Ebony Picture Biography, a 76 p. paperback book published just after his untimely death that covers the life of Dr. King and has many wonderful photographs from the Civil Rights Movement.


Arranged by type.

Index Terms

African Americans--History.
African Americans--Social life and customs.
Atlanta University.
Civil rights movements--United States.
Clippings (information artifacts)
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Sheet music.
Spelman College.
Spelman College. -- Alumni and alumnae

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marguerite F. Simon papers. Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.


Ms. Simon has donated this collection of materials in honor of her parents: Edward Lee and Laura Dickerson Simon. Mr.Edward Lee Simon was an early 1900's graduate of Atlanta University. He was also a print shop owner in Memphis, Tennessee where the publication The Moon (magazine), W.E. B. Dubois, editor, was printed in the 1920's. Mrs. Laura Dickerson Simon was a graduate of LeMoyne Normal Institute, Memphis, Tennessee and became an educator in the Memphis area.


Restrictions of Access

There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.

Container List




11 LIFE Magazine, 12 April 1968
(Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. -On Cover)
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1965: An Ebony Picture Biography, Chicago:Johnson Publishing Co
The CRISIS: A Record Of The Darker Races, 1976 1978 1985



13 The CRISIS: A Record Of The Darker Races, Vol. 85 No.9, November, 1985
3 The CRISIS: A Record Of The Darker Races, Vol. 85 No. 3, March 1978
3 The CRISIS: A Record Of The Darker Races, Vol. 83 No. 6, June/July, 1976
4Emma Edwards, "The Dream Lives On At Spelman." The Atlanta Constitution . B1, (15 May 1981)
5 EBONY Magazine,, June, 1981
6 EBONY Magazine, August, 1981
7 EBONY Magazine, September, 1981
8Guy-Sheftall, Beverly. Finding A Way: The Black Family's Struggle for an Education at the Atlanta University Center, Atlanta: African American Family History Association, Inc, 1983
9"Encyclopedia of Southern Life & Change," Southern Exposure. Vol.11, No 3, (May/June 1983)
10 th Anniversary Special Edition.
Atlanta University, 1986



110Report - The Atlanta University Status Report to the Alumni, April 25, 1986
10Newsletter - The Atlanta University Alumni Update Vol. VI, No. 5, (July 1986)
11 New York Magazine, Vol.19, No. 30, (August 4, 1986)
12 Michigan Today, The University of Michigan, Vol. 19, No. 2, (April 1987)
13Program - Nelson Mandela U.S. Freedom Tour. Academic Convocation. Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel, Atlanta University Center, June 27, 1990
14Gershwin, George. Rhapsody in Blue. New York: Harms Inc, 1927
Sheet music, 1906 1932]



115Field, Alix. Novelty Dances for Any Operetta. Chicago: The Gamble Hinged Music Company, 1932
15Wooler, Alfred. Twenty Quartets for Men's Voices. Boston: Oliver Ditson Co, 1906
16Pickney, Aureliu D. The Romance of Nobody. Cannelton, Ind.: News Publishing Company, n.d.
17News clipping - "Washington Park Tennis Champ Score Again.", n.d.
18Color Sketch of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. " I Have A Dream"
19Program - Margaret Walker Alexander "Jubilee." All Purpose Room, Jackson State University, July 12, 1980
20Brochure - "Black Heritage Trail." Boston African American National Historic Site. National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, n.d.