Guide to the Miss America PageantPrograms 1957-1985 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

 

 

The New Jersey Historical Society

 

52 Park Place

 

Newark, New Jersey 07102

 

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Phone: (973) 596-8500 x249

 

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© October 2004 All rights reserved.

 

The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher

 

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
Dates 1957-1985
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

 

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Programs: Miss Atlantic County, Miss New Jersey 1957-1959
1 2 Programs: Miss Essex County, Miss America 1964-1969
1 3 Programs: Miss America 1970,1972-1973
1 4 Programs: Miss America 1974-1976
1 5 Programs: Miss America 1977-1979
1 6 Programs: Miss America 1980-1982
1 7 Programs: Miss America 1983-1985

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