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Dorothy Turlington Norment Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0187

Scope and Contents

The Dorothy Turlington Norment Papers date from approximately 1935 to 1947 and include letters, greeting cards, a wedding invitation, newspaper clippings, grades and schedules from Woman's College and an ORD program.

Except for one undated letter (circa 1945) from Dorothy to her parents, all of the letters are written to Dorothy, most from her future husband. The letters are personal, with an occasional comment on the news of the day. Ed mentions a sighting of Winston Churchill in a parade in Richmond ("looked just like his pictures") and a viewing of The Outlaw with Jane Russell ("just a sexy western" that had been "overly built up by gossip"). There is one letter written after their marriage. Several items relate to their wedding, including a flyer from a hotel where they probably spent their honeymoon. Lt. Tyrone Power was the special attraction of the ORD program.

Dates

  • circa 1935-1947 and undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Dorothy Turlington, a native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, was a 1943 graduate of Woman's College. After graduation, she taught the fifth grade at Dilworth School in Charlotte, beginning in September 1943. On July 20, 1946, she married Joseph Edward (Ed) Norment and moved to Richmond, Virginia. She died in Richmond on April 2, 2001.

Extent

0.04 Linear Feet (1 folder (62 items))

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Dorothy Turlington was a 1943 graduate of Woman's College (now UNCG) and a fifth grade teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Dorothy Turlington Norment Papers date from approximately 1935 to 1947 and include letters, greeting cards, a wedding invitation, newspaper clippings, grades and schedules from Woman's College and an ORD program.

Method of Acquisition

Purchased in May 2001.

Separated Materials

Some duplicate items were discarded; some items not within our collecting scope were donated to other institutions; other items were cataloged for the classed Archives.

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Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff.
Title
Dorothy Turlington Norment Papers
Author
Archives staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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