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Miss America 1951 Papers, 1910-2003 (bulk 1950-1951)

view Miss America 1951 Papers, 1910-2003 (bulk 1950-1951) digital asset number 1
Donor:
Betbeze, Yolande
Collector:
Sports, Entertainment and Leisure, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
Miss America Pageant
Physical description:
4.5 cu. ft. : 8 boxes
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Programs
Paper dolls
Magazines (periodicals)
Advertisements
Photographs
Awards
Clippings
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
United States
Date:
1910
1910-2003
bulk 1950-1951
20th century
1950-2000
Notes:
Miss America Pageant winner in 1950, representing the state of Albama. She later became an activist in numerous liberal causes and served as a judge for a later Miss America contest. She died in 2016.
Summary:
Papers relating to Ms. Betbeze's reign as Miss America in 1951: letters (including fan mail) and telegrams, awards, photographs, an interview, papers relating to her service as a Miss America judge, advertisements, magazines, newspaper clippings, programs, and a paper doll book.
Cite as:
Miss America 1951 Papers, 1910-2003 (bulk 1950-1951), Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Yolande Betbeze
Topic:
Beauty contestants
Beauty contests
Local number:
2005.3051(NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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