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This collection includes information about the life and civil rights research by Marguerite Mitchell Marshall (1911-2002). It includes newspaper articles, family photos slides, programs, personal cards, correspondence, financial records, and scrapbooks relating to local and national African American contributors to the Civil Rights movement, Black History and politicians.

Marguerite Mitchell Marshall was born October 5, 1911 to Henry Levi and Emily J. Fonchoser Mitchell in Pittsburg, Kansas. Marguerite Marshall the attended Frederick Douglass School, a Pittsburg school for African-Americans, from 1917 to 1925; Pittsburg High School from 1925 to 1927; and College High on the campus of the Kansas Teachers College in Pittsburg, from 1927 to 1929. She then received her bachelor’s degree from Kansas Teachers College at Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University) in 1934. She received her master’s degree in English literature in 1950 from Howard University in Washington D.C. In 1953 she received her certificate in guidance and counseling at D.C. Teachers College in Washington, D.C. She taught school at Stapleton, Virginia from 1934 to 1937. She taught at Dawson, Georgia., from 1937 to 1942. She also taught and was a guidance counselor for the District of Columbia School system from 1942 to 1972. She and her husband, Ulysses Marshall moved back to Pittsburg where she worked as assistant children’s librarian at the Pittsburg Public Library from 1973 to 1989. Marshall died at 90 years of age on March 13, 2002 in Pittsburg.

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Education, Race and Gender, Social Life and Customs, Social Movements and Services


Arts and Humanities | Education

Size of Collection

1.5 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0084


Revised: 1/2016, 3/2016, 9/2021

Marshall, Marguerite Mitchell, Collection, 1942-2001



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