Miss America 1951 Papers, 1910-2003 (bulk 1950-1951)
Sports, Entertainment and Leisure, Division of, NMAH, SI
Miss America Pageant
4.5 cu. ft. : 8 boxes
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.
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.
Miss America 1951 Papers, 1910-2003 (bulk 1950-1951), Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Yolande Betbeze
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