DIXON (MARGARET) PAPERS

(Mss. 2545, 2545-88, 88-102)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised by

Louise Hilton (2010)

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size

1 linear foot, 3 printed volumes, 1 reel (audio tape)

Geographic Locations

New Orleans, La.; Baton Rouge, La.

Inclusive Dates

1879-1986, undated

Bulk Dates

1922-1969

Languages

English

Summary

Papers include letters addressed to Mrs. Margaret Dixon as managing editor of the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate from 1949 to 1970. Papers also include personal letters and materials relating to the 1956 National Democratic Convention, clippings, photographs, and a tape recording of a speech by Dixon at the 1969 Louisiana AFL-CIO convention. The collection also includes a 1960 resolution passed by the LSU Board of Supervisors expressing appreciation to Margaret Dixon, herself a board member.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Reproduction Note

May be reproduced.

Copyright

Physical rights and copyright are retained by the LSU Libraries.

Related Collections

Margaret Dixon Scrapbook, Mss. 3003, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Citation

Dixon (Margaret) Papers; Mss. 2545, 2545-88, 88-102; Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections; LSU Libraries; Baton Rouge, La.

Stack Location(s)

S:22, OS:D

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Margaret Dixon (1908-1970) was a native of New Orleans and the daughter of Roger W. Richardson and Josephine Pettit, and wife of J. Muncy Dixon (d. 1960). She was a nationally-known newspaperwoman and dean of the Louisiana Capitol Press Corps.

A 1928 LSU graduate in journalism and editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, Reveille, she began her career as a reporter for the (Baton Rouge) State-Times and (New Orleans) Times-Picayune before becoming assistant managing editor in 1942, and managing editor (1949-1970) of the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate.

Mrs. Dixon was active in various organizations and the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Press Woman of Achievement Award in 1958 by the National Federation of Press Women. She assumed leadership roles, among which were the chair of the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Association, President of the Louisiana Press Women in 1962, and member of the LSU Board of Supervisors.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Papers consist primarily of letters addressed to Mrs. Dixon as managing editor, including some from Angola inmates and political figures. There are also personal letters, research notes and writings, materials relating to the National Democratic Convention in 1956 (including a typed interview discussing her participation there), printed items and certificates, newspaper clippings, photographs, and one tape recording of a speech made by Dixon at a Louisiana AFL-CIO convention in 1969.

Papers also include a resolution passed by the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College expressing appreciation to Margaret Dixon, board member (1951-1960) and secretary (1956-1960), for services rendered the University and state of Louisiana. The resolution carries the seal of the University and contains signatures of fourteen board members.

INDEX TERMS

American Federation of Labor. Convention.

Baton Rouge (La.)

Baton Rouge (La.)--Newspapers.

Clippings (information artifacts).

Dixon, Margaret, 1908-1970.

Journalism--Editing.

Journalism--Louisiana.

Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960.

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Board of Supervisors.

Photographic prints.

Politicians--Louisiana.

Prisoners--Louisiana.

Scrapbooks.

Speeches.

Women journalists--United States.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

S: 122

1

1

Angola Penitentiary, 1964, 1966-1968

2

Certificates, 1910-1928, 1954-1968

3

Correspondence, 1948-1965

4

Correspondence, 1966

5

Correspondence, 1967-1969

6

Correspondence, undated

7

Democratic Conventions, 1956, undated

8

Earl K. Long broadside, undated

9

Invitations and cards, 1961-1969

10

Newspaper clippings, 1928-1969

11

Notebooks (2 total), undated

2

1a

Photographs, ca. 1922-1969

1b

Photographs, ca. 1922-1969

2

Printed volumes, 1906, 1948, 1966

3

School papers, 1922-1923, 1928

4

Scrapbook, 1958

5

Speech (1 reel), 1969

6

Register, 1960

7

Writings, 1936-1969

OS:D

1

Printed Items, 1924, 1960, 1966