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Guide to the May d' Marie papers, 1941-2001
MSS 2000/14  
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Description
May d’ Marie’s collection includes Agendas, Articles, Artifacts, Audio Recordings, Binders, Books, Certificates, Newspaper Clippings, Personal Correspondence, Ephemera, Film, Handbills, Lecture Notes, Lectures, Legal Documents, Manuscripts, Memorabilia, Notes, Notebooks, Organizational Records, Photographs, Posters, Event Programs, Publications, Scrapbooks, Speeches and Video Recordings from her fascinating life, world travels, and participation in organizations as Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Grandmothers for Peace, and Solar Cookers International and Sacramento Community Housing Project.
Background
May d’Marie was one of the Sacramento Areas primary activists for peace. May was born March 26, 1924 in the state of Washington. She lived with her husband in Europe in the years directly after World War II, witnessing first hand the destruction that devastated her new homes in Germany and France. These years were influential for her later international travels and lifetime of peace activism. May d’Marie earned degrees from Western Washington College and University of Denver, and served as a librarian in the Sacramento community for many years. She became a peace activist, and was a founding member among the Auburn Chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Visiting 99 countries in her lifetime, May d’Marie collected information on international community building and frequently presented her information to the Sacramento community through formal lectures and editorials in local newspapers. In addition to peace organizations, May d’Marie was active with the Sacramento Community Housing Project as well as traveling extensively to speak on the benefits of Solar Cooking for Solar Cookers, International.
Extent
4.25 Linear feet (6 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
Restrictions
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
The collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.