|Title:||Edith Stallings collection|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 half box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of the correspondence, travel notes (from England, Europe and a world cruise), certificates and other materials of the late Edith Langdale Stallings. Included are papers relating to the Georgia Museum of Art which date from 1948-1963 and a photo of Mrs. Stallings and a fellow WAVE, Joy Hancock.|
Edith Stallings (1903-1987) held the position of Dean of Women for the University of Georgia from January 1, 1948 through August 1, 1963. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. degree, did post-graduate work in dietetics at John Hopkins University, and received her M.A. in English from the University of Alabama. Stallings was widowed five years after her marriage to a lung and heart specialist and in 1942 joined the WAVES. While in the WAVES, she served in administrative positions through 1947 when she decided to retire in order to accept the position of Dean of Women at the University of Georgia. Stallings was a world traveler and lived in England for a while after her husband's death. She was active in the installation of four Georgia chapters of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, the only woman on the board of the Georgia Museum, and president of the Georgia Association of Women Deans and Counselors. In addition she was a supporter of Triquetra, a leadership organization for non-sorority women, at the University.
Arranged in chronological order.
Edith Stallings collection, 1935-1963. MS 2568. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Edith Langdale Stallings papers, 1949-1963.