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Master of Arts (MA)
Jimerson, Randall C.
Margaret C. Norton (1891-1984) was the first state archivist of Illinois and a prominent personality in the early history of the archival profession. She made an indelible mark on the history of the early archival profession through her many written works, her work concerning the "nuts and bolts" of the archival profession, her involvement with the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and other organizations. Drawing from numerous influences she was a prolific writer, thinker and worker who held strong opinions at a time when it was not common for women to do so. This thesis uses Norton's personal papers and supplemental secondary resources to analyze the views and writings of this strong woman who was one of the pioneers in her profession.
Western Washington University
Subjects – Names (LCNAF)
Norton, Margaret Cross, 1891-1984
Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.
Brown, Stephanie M. (Stephanie Marie), "A woman in the archives: the legacy of Margaret C. Norton" (2010). WWU Masters Thesis Collection. 34.