A Guide to the Personal Papers of Mary A. Marshall, 1938-1992 Marshall, Mary A., Personal Papers of RG 65

A Guide to the Personal Papers of Mary A. Marshall, 1938-1992

A Collection in Arlington Public Library, Center for Local History

Collection number RG 65


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Repository
Arlington Public Library, Center for Local History
Collection number
RG 65
Title
Personal Papers of Mary A. Marshall, 1938-1992
Extent
20 boxes.
Creator
Marshall, Mary A. R. (Mary Aydelotte Rice), 1921-1992
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Personal Papers of Mary A. Marshall, Collection # RG 65, Arlington Public Library, Center for Local History

Acquisition Information

Donated by Roger D. Marshall in 1994.

Biographical Information

Born Mary Rice in 1921, Mary A. Marshall graduated from Swarthmore College and came to Washington, DC, in 1942 to work as an economist in the Department of Justice. In 1944 she married Roger D. Marshall and they moved to Arlington in 1953. Prominent in Arlington County politics in the 1950s and early 1960s, Marshall first served at chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee in 1961, acting as the new liberal wing of the party in the face of the Byrd Machine and Massive Resistance to school desegregation. Marshall was elected in 1965 as a Democrat to represent Arlington in the Virginia House of Delegates, taking the seat of the retiring Kathryn Stone, another "housewife" turned state representative.

In the General Assembly, Marshall chaired the Counties, Cities, and Towns Committee and served on the Privileges and Elections Committee, the Committee on Health Institutions and Welfare, and the Roads and Internal Navigation Committee. She was a co-founder of the Women's Round Table, a network of legislators and organizations interested in women's issues. She showed special interest in legislation concerning the elderly and served on the Federal Council on Aging from 1978 to 1981. Marshall introduced legislation protecting the rights of the mentally ill and establishing the first state-wide child care licensing law. As a member of the Virginia Library Board, she promoted an increase in state aid for libraries. Marshall represented Arlington in the House of Delegates from 1966 to 1970, lost reelection, and then returned to Richmond from 1972 to 1992. After retiring from politics, Marshall died after a fall in October that same year.

Scope and Content

The personal papers described in this guide were chiefly generated or collected by Mary A. Marshall in the course of her political career in the Virginia House of Delegates. The collection measures nine linear feet and contains material dating from 1938 to 1992, with the bulk from her last twenty years in the General Assembly, 1971-1991. Types of material include legislative subject files, legislative bills, press releases, campaign literature and correspondence, engagement calendars, photographs, and clippings.

Marshall's subject files (Series 1, Alphabetical Files) and collection of bills she sponsored (Series 2, Legislation) document her efforts to improve life for the elderly, develop public libraries, and her interest in high quality public education and equity for women. Series 1 contains folders on her areas of concern, yearly programs, and supplementary material from the Women's Round Table. This series also has a collection of bumper stickers representing local, state, and national political races and championing particular issues. Series 2 starts with general legislation passed, then moves into specific bills Marshall sponsored or co-authored. Series 4, Campaign Literature, contains campaign literature for both for Marshall and others, representing national, state, and local races, and Republican, Democratic, and independent candidates, questionnaires from local groups, correspondence, issue statements, financial reports on campaign donations, and expenditures. Series 8, Photographs, has individual images of Marshall in Files 2 through 7; Files 8 through 15 have Marshall with other featured people. File 16 has partial and complete contact sheets of portraits and staged group photos, and File 17 has photos that do not show Marshall, although there is a portrait of her husband Roger. Series 8, Planners, contains Marshall's daily planners and calendars, purchased or received from the League of Women Voters, Swarthmore College, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has handwritten appointments and notes throughout each one. She listed out personal, legislative, and political activities and appointments.

Arrangement

Record Group 65 is arranged into eight series by type of material. Series 1 is filed alphabetically by folder title/subject matter, and the series on legislation, news clippings, and political campaigns are arranged chronologically. Series 8, Planners, are housed in oversized and clamshell boxes but are still listed and shelved with the rest of the collection. Folders containing photographs have an asterisk [*] after the file name. Folders with oversized materials and artifacts have a double asterisk [**] to denote where material was removed and separation sheets added.

Related Material

RG 26, Campaign Literature , has campaign flyers for Marshall for several election cycles. Marshall was very active in the community; collections for groups where she was a member are RG 33, Records of the American Association of University Women, Arlington Branch , RG 97, Records of Church Women United , and RG 123, Records of Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ . Mary Margaret Whipple, another Arlington representative in Richmond, has materials in RG 168, Personal Papers of Mary Margaret Whipple .

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Arlington (Va.)
  • Arlington County (Va.)
  • Arlington County (Va.) -- Politics and government.
  • Marshall, Mary A. R. (Mary Aydelotte Rice Marshall), 1921-1992
  • Political parties -- United States.
  • Virginia -- Politics and government.
  • Voting -- United States.
  • Women -- United States.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Arlington (Va.)
  • Arlington County (Va.)

Contents List

Series 1: Alphabetical Files
  • Box 1
    File 1: Aging: Center for Gerontology
  • Box 1
    File 2: Aging: Commission on the Needs of Elderly Virginians, 1973-1978
  • Box 1
    File 3: Aging: Federal Aging Reports, 1978-1981
  • Box 1
    File 4: Aging: Federal Council on Aging: Appointment Papers, 1978-1981
  • Box 1
    File 5: Aging: Federal Council on Aging, correspondence, 1975-1981
  • Box 1
    File 6: Aging: "Programs Serving the Elderly in Sweden and Denmark"
  • Box 1
    File 7: Aging: Miscellaneous Reports, 1974-1989
  • Box 1
    File 8: American Association of University Women, 1981
  • Box 1
    File 9: Arlington Democratic Committee: member lists, Chairman Reports, By-Laws, 1961-1991
  • Box 1
    File 10: Articles & Speeches by Mary Marshall, 1976-1991 (1)
  • Box 1
    File 11: Articles & Speeches by Mary Marshall, 1976-1991 (2)
  • Box 1
    File 12: Articles & Speeches by Mary Marshall, 1976-1991 (3)
  • Box 1
    File 13: Awards, 1982-1991
  • Box 1
    File 14: Raffle Winner Marshall, the "Fishnet", September 1981
  • Box 1
    File 15: Ballot Design: Correspondence, 1991
  • Box 1
    File 16: Biographies of Mary Marshall: Archival, n.d., 1968-1991
  • Box 1
    File 17: Biographies of Mary Marshall, 1961-1991
  • Box 2
    File 18: Bumper Stickers**
  • Box 2
    File 19: Byrd Machine in Virginia, 1965-1975
  • Box 2
    File 20: Calendar, 1992
  • Box 2
    File 21: Cannon Control, 1986-1987
  • Box 2
    File 22: "Capitol Connections", 1992
  • Box 2
    File 23: Child Care Reports, 1986-1992 **
  • Box 2
    File 24: Child Care: State Democrats, 1988, 1990
  • Box 2
    File 25: Child Care: State Democrats, 1990
  • Box 2
    File 26: Child Support, 1985-1990
  • Box 2
    File 27: Child Support Report, "Development of Guidelines for Child Support Orders", 1987
  • Box 2
    File 28: Charles Colson Correspondence, 1975
  • Box 2
    File 29: Congratulations (Letters), 1963-1969
  • Box 2
    File 30: Congratulations (Letters), 1970-1979
  • Box 2
    File 31: Congratulations (Letters), 1980-1989
  • Box 3
    File 32: Congratulations (Letters), 1990-1992 **
  • Box 3
    File 33: Constituent Correspondence, 1991
  • Box 3
    File 34: Constitution, Virginia, Revision, Correspondence, 1969
  • Box 3
    File 35: Constitution, Virginia, Revision, House Speeches, Notes, 1969
  • Box 3
    File 36: Constitution, Virginia, Revision, House Votes, 1969
  • Box 3
    File 37: Constitution, Virginia, Revision, Legislative Publications, 1969
  • Box 3
    File 38: Constitution, Virginia, Revision, Marshall Newsletters, 1969
  • Box 3
    File 39: Constitution, Virginia, Revision, Newspaper Clippings, 1969
  • Box 3
    File 40: Constitution, Virginia, Revision, Organization & Individual Positions, 1969
  • Box 3
    File 41: Consumer Council, Virginia Citizen, 1991
  • Box 3
    File 42: Dulles Toll Road Correspondence, 1979
  • Box 3
    File 43: Earned Income Tax Credit, 1988-1992
  • Box 3
    File 44: Education: Summary & Final Reports, 1991
  • Box 3
    File 45: Education in Arlington, 1987 - July 1991
  • Box 3
    File 46: Education in Arlington, August - November 1991
  • Box 3
    File 47: Education in Arlington, December 1991 - 1992
  • Box 4
    File 48: Election Law: Reapportionment, 1989
  • Box 4
    File 49: Election Law: Reapportionment, 1990
  • Box 4
    File 50: Election Law: Reapportionment, 1991
  • Box 4
    File 51: Election Returns, 1965-1985 **
  • Box 4
    File 52: Expense Account Forms
  • Box 4
    File 53: Health: Brochures on Diet
  • Box 4
    File 54: Health Care Coalition, 1992
  • Box 4
    File 55: Health Legislation, 1991
  • Box 4
    File 56: Health: Long-Term Care, 1978-1989
  • Box 4
    File 57: Health: "Long-Term Care of the Elderly," 1987
  • Box 4
    File 58: Health Professions Board, 1992
  • Box 4
    File 59: Health: Mary Marshall Speech, 1981
  • Box 4
    File 60: Humor: Clippings, 1989-1992
  • Box 4
    File 61: Hunger Foundation, 1992
  • Box 4
    File 62: Joint Custody, 1986
  • Box 4
    File 63: Judges: Correspondence, 1991
  • Box 4
    File 64: Kaiser Permanente Publications, 1991-1992
  • Box 4
    File 65: Legislation Patron Reports, 1975-1981
  • Box 4
    File 66: Legislation Patron Reports, 1982-1990
  • Box 4
    File 67: Library: Arlington County, 1992
  • Box 5
    File 68: Charles McDowell Columns, 1981
  • Box 5
    File 69: William McGuffey's Ash, 1976-1991
  • Box 5
    File 70: Medical Society of Virginia Foundation, 1991-1992
  • Box 5
    File 71: Mentally Ill and Retarded: Correspondence, 1985
  • Box 5
    File 72: Mentally Ill and Retarded: Reports, 1966-1972
  • Box 5
    File 73: Miscellaneous Articles
  • Box 5
    File 74: National Council of State Legislatures; Statement of Mary Marshall, 1981
  • Box 5
    File 75: National Conference of State Legislatures Trip, 1987-1988
  • Box 5
    File 76: Newsletters from Mary Marshall, 1969-1990
  • Box 5
    File 77: Office Assignment: Correspondence, 1989
  • Box 5
    File 78: Office Equipment Literature
  • Box 5
    File 79: "Procrustes" Articles, 1987-1990
  • Box 5
    File 80: "Procrustes Award" Mailing, 1989-1990
  • Box 5
    File 81: "Procrustes" Clippings, 1989-1990
  • Box 5
    File 82: "Procrustes" Correspondence, 1989-1991
  • Box 5
    File 83: "Procrustes" Report, 1990-1991
  • Box 5
    File 84: Ratings/Polls, 1974-1987 (1)
  • Box 5
    File 85: Ratings/Polls, 1974-1987 (2)
  • Box 5
    File 86: Redistricting, 1989
  • Box 5
    File 87: United Seniors Health Cooperative, 1992
  • Box 5
    File 88: Uranium, Clipping, 1984
  • Box 5
    File 89: Women Attorneys Association Foundation, 1987-1993
  • Box 5
    File 90: Women: Clippings, 1979-1987
  • Box 6
    File 91: Women: General: Brochures, 1983-1984
  • Box 6
    File 92: Women's Health Conference, 1985
  • Box 6
    File 93: Women's Round Table, 1979
  • Box 6
    File 94: Women's Round Table, 1980
  • Box 6
    File 95: Women's Round Table, 1981
  • Box 6
    File 96: Women's Round Table, 1982
  • Box 6
    File 97: Women's Round Table, 1983
  • Box 6
    File 98: Women's Round Table, 1984
  • Box 6
    File 99: Women's Round Table, 1985
  • Box 6
    File 100: Women's Round Table, 1986
  • Box 6
    File 101: Women's Round Table, 1987
  • Box 6
    File 102: Women's Round Table, 1988
  • Box 6
    File 103: Women's Round Table, 1989
  • Box 6
    File 104: Women's Round Table, 1990
  • Box 6
    File 105: Women's Round Table, 1991
Series 2: Legislation
  • Box 6
    File 1: Summaries of Legislation, 1968-1975
  • Box 6
    File 2: Summaries of Legislation, 1976
  • Box 6
    File 3: Summaries of Legislation, 1977
  • Box 6
    File 4: Summaries of Legislation, 1978 **
  • Box 6
    File 5: Digest of Legislation, 1979
  • Box 7
    File 6: Summaries of Legislation, 1979
  • Box 7
    File 7: Mary Marshall Bills, 1978
  • Box 7
    File 8: Mary Marshall Bills, 1979
  • Box 7
    File 9: Mary Marshall Bills, 1980
  • Box 7
    File 10: Mary Marshall Bills, 1981
  • Box 7
    File 11: Mary Marshall Bills, January 1982
  • Box 7
    File 12: Mary Marshall Bills, February 1982
  • Box 7
    File 13: Mary Marshall Bills, January 12-21, 1983
  • Box 7
    File 14: Mary Marshall Bills, January 24, 1983
  • Box 7
    File 15: Mary Marshall Bills, February 1983
  • Box 7
    File 16: Mary Marshall Bills, January 1984
  • Box 7
    File 17: Mary Marshall Bills, February 1984
  • Box 7
    File 18: Mary Marshall Bills, January 1-14, 1986
  • Box 8
    File 19: Mary Marshall Bills, January 15, 1986
  • Box 8
    File 20: Mary Marshall Bills, January 16-20, 1986
  • Box 8
    File 21: Mary Marshall Bills, January 21-31, 1986
  • Box 8
    File 22: Mary Marshall Bills, February - March 1986
  • Box 8
    File 23: Mary Marshall Bills, 1989-1990
Series 3: Press Releases
  • Box 8
    File 1: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1965
  • Box 8
    File 2: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1966
  • Box 8
    File 3: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1967
  • Box 8
    File 4: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1968
  • Box 8
    File 5: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1969
  • Box 8
    File 6: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1970
  • Box 8
    File 7: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1971
  • Box 8
    File 8: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1972
  • Box 8
    File 9: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1973
  • Box 8
    File 10: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1974
  • Box 8
    File 11: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1975
  • Box 8
    File 12: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1976
  • Box 8
    File 13: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1977
  • Box 8
    File 14: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1978
  • Box 8
    File 15: Mary Marshall Press Releases, 1979
Series 4: Campaign Papers
  • Box 8
    File 1: Campaign: Literature, 1965
  • Box 8
    File 2: Campaign: Literature, 1967
  • Box 9
    File 3: 1969 Campaign: Position Papers, Summaries, 1969
  • Box 9
    File 4: 1969 Campaign: Literature, 1969 **
  • Box 9
    File 5: 1969 Campaign: Correspondence, 1969
  • Box 9
    File 6: 1971 Campaign: Literature, 1971 **
  • Box 9
    File 7: 1971 Campaign: Correspondence, 1971
  • Box 9
    File 8: 1971 Campaign: Position Papers, 1971
  • Box 9
    File 9: 1973 Campaign: Reports, 1973-1974
  • Box 9
    File 10: 1973 Campaign: Literature, 1973 **
  • Box 9
    File 11: 1975 Campaign: Reports, 1974-1975
  • Box 9
    File 12: 1975 Campaign: Literature, 1975
  • Box 9
    File 13: 1976 Campaign: Literature, 1976 **
  • Box 9
    File 14: 1976 Campaign: Correspondence, 1976
  • Box 9
    File 15: 1976 Campaign: Correspondence on Carter Campaign, 1976
  • Box 9
    File 16: 1976 Campaign: Reports, 1976
  • Box 9
    File 17: 1977 Campaign: Literature, 1977
  • Box 9
    File 18: 1977 Campaign: Correspondence, 1977
  • Box 9
    File 19: 1977 Campaign: Reports, 1977
  • Box 9
    File 20: 1978 Campaign: Literature, 1978
  • Box 9
    File 21: 1978 Campaign: Correspondence, 1978
  • Box 10
    File 22: 1979 Campaign: Literature, 1979
  • Box 10
    File 23: 1979 Campaign: Correspondence, 1979
  • Box 10
    File 24: 1979 Campaign: Reports, 1979-1980
  • Box 10
    File 25: 1981 Campaign: Literature, 1981
  • Box 10
    File 26: 1981 Campaign: Reports, 1981-1982
  • Box 10
    File 27: 1982 Campaign: Literature, 1982 **
  • Box 10
    File 28: 1982 Campaign: Correspondence, 1982
  • Box 10
    File 29: 1982 Campaign: Reports, 1982
  • Box 10
    File 30: 1983 Campaign: Literature, 1983
  • Box 10
    File 31: 1983 Campaign: Bonnie Newlon Campaign, 1983 **
  • Box 10
    File 32: 1983 Campaign: Correspondence, 1983
  • Box 10
    File 33: 1983 Campaign: Reports, 1983-1984
  • Box 10
    File 34: 1984 Campaign: Literature, 1984 **
  • Box 10
    File 35: 1985 Campaign: Correspondence, 1983-1985
  • Box 10
    File 36: 1985 Campaign: Reports, 1985-1986
  • Box 10
    File 37: 1985 Campaign: Literature, 1984-1985
  • Box 11
    File 38: 1986 Campaign: Literature, 1986
  • Box 11
    File 39: 1987 Campaign: Literature, 1987
  • Box 11
    File 40: 1987 Campaign: Reports, 1987-1988 **
  • Box 11
    File 41: 1988 Campaign: Literature, 1987-1988
  • Box 11
    File 42: 1988 Campaign: Correspondence, 1987-1988
  • Box 11
    File 43: 1989 Campaign: Literature, 1989
  • Box 11
    File 44: 1991 Campaign: Reports, 1991-1992
  • Box 11
    File 45: 1991 Campaign: Literature, 1991
  • Box 11
    File 46: 1991 Campaign: Correspondence, 1990-1991
  • Box 11
    File 47: 1992 Campaign: Literature, 1992
Series 5: Personal Papers
  • Box 11
    File 1: Commission on Incorporation Certificate for Mary Marshall, 1958
  • Box 11
    File 2: Mary Marshall Note Cards for Speech, n.d.
  • Box 11
    File 3: Virginia House of Delegates Stationery for Mary Marshall
  • Box 11
    File 4: First Day Covers [Commemorative Envelopes], 1973-1976
  • Box 11
    File 5: Edgewood School Diploma for Mary Marshall, 1938
  • Box 11
    File 6: Swarthmore College and Union College Programs, 1942, 1962, 1991
  • Box 11
    File 7: Democratic Convention Memorabilia, 1964, 1968, 1971
  • Box 11
    File 8: U.S. Inaugural Programs and Photographs, 1961-1977 *
  • Box 11
    File 9: Virginia Gubernatorial Inauguration Programs and Invitations, 1960-1990
  • Box 11
    File 10: Letters to Mary Marshall from Virginia and Federal Officials, 1969-1989
  • Box 11
    File 11: Cards from Virginia and Federal Officials, 1977-1988
  • Box 12
    File 12: Cards from Nell Marshall, 1972-1988
  • Box 12
    File 13: Washington Post Supplement, July 4, 1976
  • Box 12
    File 14: Metro Opening Ceremonies, Rosslyn Park Ceremonies, 1976, 1989
  • Box 12
    File 15: R.F.P., Virginia Universities Graduate Site, 1992
  • Box 12
    File 16: Parochial Schools, State Aid to, Form Letter
Series 6: Photographs
  • Box 12
    File 1: Photograph for Campaign Literature, 1965
  • Box 12
    File 2: Mary Marshall Formal Portraits, n.d.*
  • Box 12
    File 3: Mary Marshall Close-ups on State House Floor, 1980, 1982 , n.d.*
  • Box 12
    File 4: Mary Marshall Speaking on State House Floor, 1968-1991 , n.d.*
  • Box 12
    File 5: Mary Marshall at Desk on State House Floor, 1972-1977, 1983, 1985 , n.d.*
  • Box 12
    File 6: Mary Marshall Speaking Engagements and Other Work, 1971-1991 , n.d.*
  • Box 12
    File 7: Mary Marshall Trips, 1978, 1980 *
  • Box 12
    File 8: Staged Group Photographs, 1962-1984 , n.d. (1)*
  • Box 12
    File 9: Staged Group Photographs, 1962-1984 , n.d. (2)*
  • Box 13
    File 10: Informal Group and Reception Photographs, 1964-1984 , n.d.*
  • Box 13
    File 11: Informal Groupings on State House Floor, 1968-1988 , n.d. (1)*
  • Box 13
    File 12: Informal Groupings on State House Floor, 1968-1988 , n.d. (2)*
  • Box 13
    File 13: Groupings at Speaking Engagements and Committees, 1966-1982 , n.d.*
  • Box 13
    File 14: Constituent Work, 1966-1989 , n.d.*
  • Box 13
    File 15: Family Groups, Friend Groups, Trips, 1978-1982 , n.d.*
  • Box 13
    File 16: Contact Sheets, 1975, 1978 , n.d.*
  • Box 13
    File 17: Not Featuring Mary Marshall, 1978 , n.d.*
Series 7: Clippings
  • Box 13
    File 1: 1958-1973
  • Box 13
    File 2: 1974
  • Box 13
    File 3: 1975
  • Box 13
    File 4: 1976
  • Box 13
    File 5: 1977
  • Box 14
    File 6: 1978
  • Box 14
    File 7: 1979
  • Box 14
    File 8: 1980
  • Box 14
    File 9: 1981
  • Box 14
    File 10: 1982
  • Box 14
    File 11: 1983
  • Box 14
    File 12: 1984
  • Box 14
    File 13: 1985
  • Box 14
    File 14: 1986
  • Box 15
    File 15: 1987
  • Box 15
    File 16: 1988
  • Box 15
    File 17: 1989 **
  • Box 15
    File 18: 1990
  • Box 15
    File 19: 1991
  • Box 15
    File 20: Marshall Retirement Clippings, 1991
  • Box 15
    File 21: Marshall Obituaries, 1992
Series 8: Planners
  • Box 16
    1955-1971
  • Box 17
    1973-1978
  • Box 18
    1979-1984
  • Box 19
    1985-1988
  • Box 20
    1989-1992