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Maggie V. McPherson Collection

Identifier: WV 0123

Scope and Contents

The Maggie V. McPherson Papers primarily contains printed materials, including newsletters, booklets, yearbooks, and clippings, especially from her service in Korea. It also contains scrapbooks which document her American Red Cross service in World War II, her duty in the Special Services from the late 1940s through the 1950s, and her tenure at the Double Five service club in Osan, Korea, in 1959 and 1960.


  • 1932 - 1976


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.

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

Biographical Note

Maggie V. McPherson (b. 1909) is a graduate of Woman's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (now UNCG). During World War II, McPherson volunteered with the American Red Cross, which assigned her to various service clubs for U.S. military personnel. After the war, McPherson joined the Special Services to operate Army service clubs. From 1949 to 1951, she directed Air Force service clubs in Guam and Japan. From 1951 through the mid-1970s, she served in the Recreation Center at Osan Air Base in Korea.


2.46 Linear Feet (2 archival boxes, 2 scrapbook boxes, 1 archival box)

Language of Materials



Maggie V. McPherson served in the American Red Cross, U.S. Army Service Clubs, and U.S. Air Force Service Clubs from 1942-1976.

The McPherson Papers date from 1942 to 1976 and contain correspondence, printed materials, photographs, a scrapbook, and artifacts which document McPherson's tenure in military service clubs from World War II through 1976.

Arrangement Note

This collection is organized into the following series: Papers, Printed Material, Photographs; and Scrapbooks.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of McPherson's family in November 1999. Delivered by Laura Pitts of the university's Development Office.

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Processing Information

Linda Jacobson, January 2000 Edited by Brandi Mauldin, 2017

Maggie V. McPherson Collection
Cat S. McDowell. Edited by Brandi Mauldin, 2017.
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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