Skip to main content

Marguerite F. Simon papers

Identifier: aarl95-009

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.


  • 1906-1985


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.

Historical Sketch

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.


1.0 box




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.


Arranged by type.


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.

Physical Description

linear ft.
Inventory of the Marguerite F. Simon Papers aarl95-009 aarl95-009
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
2004 September 15
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303