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Margaretta Pringle Childs

archivist

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.

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).

Interests

  • Other 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