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Margaretta Pringle Childs

Margaretta Pringle Childs, American archivist. Secretary, executive committee Charleston Interracial Committee, 1947—1958; board directors American Civil Liberties Union, State College, 1972—1974, Charleston, 1976—1982; co-founder, member Amnesty I, Charleston, since 1978; Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (executive committee member).

Background

  • Childs, Margaretta Pringle was born on September 29, 1912 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Ernest Henry and Eleanor Thomas (McColl) Childs.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wellesley College, 1932. Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1940. Master in Librarianship, Emory University, 1967.

    Career

    • Library. Boulder Bluff Elementary School, Welch Medical Library., Baltimore, 1968—1970, Pennsylvania State University, 1970—1974. Archivist, curator rare books College Charleston, 1974—1978. Archivist Charleston, 1974—1977.

      Field archivist South Carolina History Society, since 1978. Member executive committee Avery Institute Afro-American History, since 1981.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Secretary, executive committee Charleston Interracial Committee, 1947—1958. Board directors American Civil Liberties Union, State College, 1972—1974, Charleston, 1976—1982. Co-founder, member Amnesty I, Charleston, since 1978.

    Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (executive committee member).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, travel.

    Connections

    • Married St. Julien Ravenel Childs, September 18, 1935 (deceased March 1983). Children: Elisabeth Ernest, Harriott, Eleanor.
    • father: Ernest Henry Childs
    • mother: Eleanor Thomas (McColl) Childs
    • spouse: St. Julien Ravenel Childs
    • children: Elisabeth Ernest Childs
    • Harriott Childs
    • Eleanor Childs
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    Nationality
    • 1932
      Wellesley College
    • 1940
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1967
      Emory University
    • 1968 - 1970
      Library Boulder Bluff Elementary School
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1970 - 1974
      Library Boulder Bluff Elementary School
    • 1974 - 1978
      archivist
    • 1974 - 1977
      archivist Charleston
    • 1978
      field archivist South Carolina History Society
    • 1981
      member, executive committee Avery Institute Afro-American History
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