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Lenora Slaughter Papers, 1935-2003

Collector:
Slaughter, Lenora 1906-2001
Seller:
Slaughter, David
Subject:
Miss America Pageant
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. : 4 boxes
Type:
Wedding albums
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Personal papers
Clippings
Correspondence
Greeting cards
Manuals
Memorandums
Photograph albums
Photographs
Programs
Articles
Place:
United States
Date:
1935
1935-2003
20th century
Notes:
Lonora Slaughter directed the Miss America beauty pageant from 1935-1967, and is credited with modernizing it and making numerous changes in the pageant's format.
Summary:
The collection contains Lenora Slaughter's personal papers, which include her wedding album and personal photograph albums, greeting cards and photographs; and papers documenting her directorship of the pageant. These include programs, photographs, memoranda, correspondence, manuals, scholarship information, articles and clippings, publications, and a reel of film. Some papers relate to her post-retirement years, during which she retained close ties to the pageant.
Cite as:
Lenora Slaughter Papers, 1935-2003, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Scholarships
Beauty contests
Weddings
Local number:
2011.3013 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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