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Gladys Wells Ringer Papers

Identifier: MSS 0417

Scope and Contents

The Gladys Wells Ringer Papers contains materials and photos that were created and/or used by Gladys Wells Ringer during her time as a student at the North Carolina College for Women from 1921-1923.

The collection contains various paper materials, inclujding a book of biology notes, various correspondence, campus publications, newspaper clippings from the Raleigh News and Observer on Glady's graduation from Law School in 1925, and genaology of the Ringer family. Correspondence includes a letter from Ringer to her mother in 1921, and letters received by Ringer from women in her professional field. The professional correspondence recounts women's experiences in the work force during the 1920s.

The collection also contains a number of photographs from 1921-1923, including a portrait of Harriet Wiseman Elliott, who later became the Dean of Women for this institution in 1935. Other identified individuals are Rose Vick Everett O'Brian and Vera Paschal.


  • 1919 - 1925
  • 1923
  • Other: Date acquired: 2011 July 27


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.


0.20 Linear Feet (1 box)

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This material contains the personal and alumni collection once owned by Gladys Wells Ringer, who attended The North Carolina College for Women from 1921 to 1923.

The collection contains student materials, correspondence, campus publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, and genealogical materials.

Arrangement Note

The materials are alphabetized by topic or type.

Source of Acquisition

Gayle T. Harris

Method of Acquisition

Accepted as a Deed of Gift in 07/27/2011.

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Processing Information

Processed by Catherine Buck in February, 2016.

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Repository Details

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

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US