Marjorie Estelle Carter Collection
Collection Number: MS -72
Name: Marjorie Estelle Carter
Size: 1 suitcase, 1 large box & 1 archival box
Dr. Carter came to Georgia State Women's College in 1936, as an Assistant Dean of Women, serving as assistant to Miss Annie Powell Hopper. She is listed as having a BS from William and Mary College. In 1937, in addition to serving as Assistant Dean of Women, she begins duties as an Instructor of Biology, according to the 1937 Pinecone. She served in a dual capacity, and in 1942, according to the Bulletin of GSCW, She earned a MA in Biology from the University of Virginia.
Her papers relating to her graduate work, including her original thesis, are in the Valdosta State University Archives. The thesis is entitled "New Harpacticoid Copepods from Mountain Lake, Virginia, Region."
At various times in the 1940's, she served, in addition to her duties teaching biology, as a Physical Education Instructor, a Resident Head of Converse Hall, and as Dean of the Junior College. She actively combined teaching and administration throughout much of her time at GSWC and VSC.
In 1952, she earned a PHD in Biology from the University of Virginia, according the VSC Bulletin, 1952. In 1953 she became Resident Counselor of Ashley Hall. However beginning in 1956, she devoted herself full time to teaching Biology at VSC. She taught actively until her death in January of 1969. She was 63 at her death. (author unknown)
Scope & Content
The original container was an old suitcase, in which the contents were in no discernible order. The papers range from correspondence, journals, to her thesis material. Her sketches and notes were scattered throughout the suitcase. Few personal items are found, though some pictures drawn by children are included.
Subject HeadingsArt Elaphoidella Gidens Mildred S. Wilson Thesis
Biology Georgia State Women's College Moravia virginiana University of Virginia
Bryocamptus zschokkei German research journals R. E. Coker
C. Bryocamptus minutus H. H. Hobbs Red Cross
Carter "Harpacticoid Copepods of the Region of Mountain Lake, Virginia" Smithsonian Institute
Folder 1 - H. H. Hobbs
Folder 2 - Hans Jakobi
Folder 3 - Mihai Serban
Folder 4 - Mildred S. Wilson
Folder 5 - Mountain Lake & Coker
Folder 6 - Ponyi
Folder 7 - R. E. Coker
Folder 8 - R. U. Gooding
Folder 9 - Renato Contin Marinoni
Folder 10 - Trajan K. Petkovski
Folder 11 - Wolfran Noodt
Folder 12 - Harpacticoid Copepods of the Region of Mountain Lake, Virginia
Folder 13 - Original Manuscript
Folder 14 - Introduction to paper etc.
Folder 15 - Thesis Material
Folder 16 - Gidens & Bryo - original mans.
Folder 17 - Elaphoidella Gidens
Folder 18 - E. Bidens
Folder 19 - Moravia virginiana
Folder 20 - Bryocamptus zschokkei
Folder 21 - Bryocamptus zschokkei (extra material)
Folder 22 - C. Bryocamptus minutus
Folder 23 - Misc. notes
Folder 24 - Notepad
Folder 25 - Notes (bound)
Folder 26 - Sketches
Folder 27 - Biology materials
Folder 28 - Bibliofilm Service
Folder 29 - German journals
Folder 30 - To be inked
Folder 31 - Number cards
Folder 32 - Red Cross
Folder 33 - Smithsonian Institute
Folder 34 - Personal items
Folder 35 - Children's Artwork
Folder 36 - Original Envelopes
Processed by Stacey L. Wright, VSU Archives Intern, July 10, 2006
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