Guide to the Miss America Pageant Programs1957-1985 MG 1598

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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Access Points

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Container List

Programs

Guide to the Miss America Pageant Programs1957-1985 MG 1598Inventory prepared by Michael Roth.

Guide to the Miss America Pageant Programs
1957-1985

MG 1598



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Inventory prepared by Michael Roth.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. October 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Miss America Pageant
Title: Miss America Pageant Programs
Dates1957-1985
Abstract: Consists of programs for the Miss America Pageant as well as for the Miss Atlantic County and Miss New Jersey pageants, both of which are preliminary contests that lead up to the national contest.
Quantity: 0.42 linear feet (16 items)
Collection Number: MG 1598

Historical Note

Atlantic City held the first Miss America Pageant on September 8, 1921. The annual pageant has been held there ever since.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of programs for the Miss America Pageant as well as for the Miss Atlantic County and Miss New Jersey pageants, both of which are preliminary contests that lead up to the national contest. The programs contain photographs of the pageant, a photograph and profile of each contestant and judge, and a list of previous winners. They also contain several articles about the contest and its contestants.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in chronological order.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Organizations:
Miss America Pageant.
Miss Atlantic County Pageant.
Miss New Jersey Pageant.
Subject Topics:
Beauty contests--New Jersey.
Pageants--New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Atlantic City (N.J.)
Document Types:
Programs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1598, Miss America Pageant Programs, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of this collection is unknown.

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Bibliography

"Miss America." Wikipedia : the Free Encyclopedia 2 Feb. 2005 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_America>

"Miss Americas History." Miss America 2 Feb. 2005. <http://www.missamerica.org/our-miss-americas/miss-americas-history.asp#>

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Container List

 

Programs

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Programs: Miss Atlantic County, Miss New Jersey1957-1959
12Programs: Miss Essex County, Miss America1964-1969
13Programs: Miss America1970,1972-1973
14Programs: Miss America1974-1976
15Programs: Miss America1977-1979
16Programs: Miss America1980-1982
17Programs: Miss America1983-1985

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