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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.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.|
Processed by: Jennifer Coggins, June 2017
Encoded by: Laura Smith, July 2017Back to Top
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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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
Oversize Box OB-40474-z/1-2
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.