Collection Number: 40474-z

Collection Title: Edie Parker Papers, 1947-1949

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Size 2 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1700 items)
Abstract Florence Edith "Edie" Knight Parker (1927-2016) attended the University of North Carolina from 1947 to 1949 where she was active in student government, Greek life, and Model United Nations. The collection includes materials from the Women’s Intercollegiate Government Forum that Parker planned, orientation booklets, rush invitations, clippings about the Model UN from the Daily Tar Heel, and letters from male suitors. The collection also contains notes from a 1948 conference about the United States's role in the European recovery from World War II hosted by Mademoiselle magazine in which Parker participated.
Creator Parker, Edie, 1927-2016.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Edie Parker Papers #40474, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Donated by Patty Rose (RT 20170424.2).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Florence Edith "Edie" Knight Parker (1927-2016) attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from Fall 1947 to Spring 1949. While there, she was active in student government, Greek life, and Model United Nations. After graduating from UNC, Parker worked in the office of the Brazilian Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund for 10 years. During that time, she also earned a second bachelor's of arts degree in Economics from Georgetown University. In 1962, while travelling the world, she met and married Captain Elwin Allen "Ace” Parker in Taiwan. The couple later founded a public relations firm which provided speech writing and training for political candidates. In 1982, Edie Parker graduated from Franklin Pierce University with a law degree.

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The collection consists of the contents of a scrapbook compiled by Parker during her time at UNC and a folder of loose items from the same period. Included are materials from the Women’s Intercollegiate Government Forum that Parker planned, orientation booklets, rush invitations, clippings about the Model UN from the Daily Tar Heel, and letters from male suitors. Parker also participated in a conference about the U.S. role in European recovery from World War II that Mademoiselle Magazine hosted in 1948. Her notes from the conference are included in the collection. Parker’s scrapbook and accompanying papers provide insight into the life of a woman student at UNC during the late 1940s.

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Contents list

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Oversize Box OB-40474-z/1-2

OB-40474-z/1

OB-40474-z/2

Scrapbook, 1947-1949 #40474-z, Series: "Edie Parker Papers, 1947-1949" OB-40474-z/1-2

Folder 1

College Forum on European Recovery and the United States, 1948 #40474-z, Series: "Edie Parker Papers, 1947-1949" Folder 1

Folder 2

Women's Intercollegiate Government Forum, 1949 #40474-z, Series: "Edie Parker Papers, 1947-1949" Folder 2

Includes a survey on student government with responses from University of New Hampshire, University of Connecticut, Rhode Island State, University of Indiana, University of Pennsylvania, University of Alabama, New York University, University of South Carolina, Montana State University, University of Minnesota, and University of Missouri.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jennifer Coggins, June 2017

Encoded by: Laura Smith, July 2017

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