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Mary "Pat" Elizabeth Partridge Collection

Identifier: WV 0310

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, maps, patches, photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, and official documents pertaining to Partridge's Red Cross service.


  • 1935-1972


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

Mary Elizabeth Partridge of Mt. Airy, North Carolina, was born on 24 November 1912. She attended the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG) and graduated in 1935 with a bachelor of science degree in physical education. Following graduation, Partridge was employed as a physical education teacher in Durham, North Carolina.

Partridge joined the American Red Cross (ARC) in 1943. During her career with the ARC, Partridge was stationed in Algeria, France, Italy, Germany, and Guam, as well as various locations in Texas and South Carolina.


0.20 Linear Feet (1 half-box with 8 folders )

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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

Method of Acquisition

Purchased from Muddy River Antiques in August 2004.

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Processing Information

Jennifer Motszko, July 2009.

Mary "Pat" Elizabeth Partridge Collection
Jennifer Motszko
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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