Marguerite Thomas Hodgson papers

Marguerite Thomas Hodgson papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Hodgson, Marguerite Thomas, 1924-2010
Title: Marguerite Thomas Hodgson papers
Dates: 1875-1997
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet 4 boxes
Coll. Number: UA0023

Biographical/Historical Note

Marguerite Thomas Hodgson was the daughter of Ralph and Isabella Hodgson. She attended the Lucy Cobb School and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1946. While at the University, Hodgson was president of the Chi Omega sorority. Throughout her life, she continued to stay active with Chi Omega and served as a chapter advisor for many years. Hodgson was a talented artist who worked as an assistant to Ann Orr Morris in her gold and silversmith studio. She, also, was an avid animal lover, particularly of horses. In 2007 she endowed a gift to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine to establish a chair in equine studies. In addition, Hodgson supported many other organizations and was an associate member of the Rabun Gap Nacoochee Guild of Athens.

Scope and Content Note

The Marguerite Thomas Hodgson papers cover the span of 1875 to 1998. Many of the materials are related to the Chi Omega (Mu Beta chapter) fraternity. Other items are from Ms. Hodgson's college days at UGA in the mid 1940s with older materials belonging to her father, Ralph Hodgson, and other relatives. There is also a scrapbook containing clippings of an ongoing 1965 newspaper column, "Early days on the Georgia Gridiron," written by John Stegeman and Ralph Hodgson.


The collection is arranged into 6 series.

Index Terms

Chi Omega Sorority.
Fraternal organizations--Georgia.
Hodgson family
Hodgson, Marguerite Thomas, 1924-2010
Hodgson, Ralph R.
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Athens.

General Notes

RG 2-1

Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

Marguerite Thomas Hodgson papers. University Archives, UA0023, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Chi Omega fraternity (Mu Beta chapter at UGA), 1945-1997

11 The Mu Beta Hoot [published by Mu Beta chapter of Chi Omega fraternity at UGA], 1991-1996
2Mu Beta chapter-Chi Omega fraternity-University of Georgia membership directoryMu Beta chapter-Chi Omega fraternity-University of Georgia membership directory, 1990, 1995
3 The Owl Blinks Mu Beta chapter-Chi Omega fraternity-University of Georgia newspaper, 1945 June
4Chi Omega Founder's Day program, 1994
5Chi Omega-Mu Beta chapter-University of Georgia [composite of members], 1974, 1983, 1986-1992, 1996-1997
5aAlteration and additions to Chi Omega sorority house [includes 1960 architect's rendering], 1968 April 17

2. Memorabilia, 1944-1946

16 "G" Book, 1945-1946
7Commencement book, 1946 June 14
8Students and faculty directory, 1944
9Auburn-Georgia football program, 1945 November 17
10 The Skycracker [U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School], 1944 November 11

3. University of Georgia materials, 1875-1997

111[University of Georgia: Alumni Association Uga stickers, Performing and Visual Arts Complex Inaugural Celebration booklet, Ann Orr Morris Memorial Lecture flyer], 1987, 1996-1997
12 The Georgia Alumni Record "Love affair for a century: the story of the Hodgsons and the University" [article], 1966 April-May
13 The Messenger [Class of 1907 corrrespondence-has Ralph R. Hodgson's signature on cover], 1912
14"The University Summer School for teachers" [bulletin], 1917
15Tech vs. Georgia: State Championship Game [broadside], early 1900s
16 University Items "Sons of the University of Georgia who have answered country's call", 1918 June 19
17Commencement Week schedule, late 1800s
18Demosthenian and Phi Kappa Literary Societies Champion Debate [schedule], 1875 August 2
19[Gleesons print of the University of Georgia in the 1850s (two versions)], late 1800s

4. Scrapbook, 1965

21Scrapbook-"Early days on the Georgia Gridiron" [clippings of newspaper columns by John Stegeman and Ralph Hodgson], 1965

5. Blueprints, 1961 January 25

31Chi Omega sorority house (blueprints), 1961 January 25

6. Lucy Cobb Institute yearbook, 1902

41 Nods and becks, 1902