Edith Stallings collection

Edith Stallings collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Title: Edith Stallings collection
Dates: 1935-1963
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.
Coll. Number: ms2568

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Index Terms

Deans of women--Georgia--Athens.
England--Description and travel.
Europe--Description and travel.
Georgia Museum of Art.
Hancock, Joy Bright, 1898- -- Photographs
Papers (document genre)
Stallings family -- Correspondence
Stallings, Edith Langdale, 1903-1987 -- Correspondence
Stallings, Edith Langdale, 1903-1987 -- Photographs
University of Georgia. -- Faculty--Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edith Stallings collection, 1935-1963. MS 2568. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Edith Langdale Stallings papers, 1949-1963.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Appointments/certificates - U.S. Navy
2Correspondence - family, 1863-1900
3Correspondence - personal
4Correspondence empty envelopes
5-8England - correspondence & postcards, 1935
9Europe - correspondence & postcards, 1937
21Georgia Museum of Art, undated
2Georgia Museum of Art, 1948 - 1949
3Georgia Museum of Art, 1950-1951
4Georgia Museum of Art, 1952-1954
5Georgia Museum of Art, 1955-1957
6Georgia Museum of Art, 1958
7Georgia Museum of Art, 1959
8Georgia Museum of Art, 1961-1963
31Navy, 1942-1944
2Navy, 1945-1946
3Navy, 1947-1948
4Navy, 1949-1953
5Photo (with Captain Joy Hancock)
6Poems/psalms - Rev. Langdale
9University of Georgia - activities
10World tour - correspondence, 1955