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Date Permissions Signed

2-25-2010

Date of Award

2010

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

First Advisor

Jimerson, Randall C.

Second Advisor

Ritter, Harry

Third Advisor

Kurtz, Tony, 1965-

Abstract

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.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

556064134

Digital Format

application/pdf

Subjects – Names (LCNAF)

Norton, Margaret Cross, 1891-1984

Geographic Coverage

United States

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

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.

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