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Finding Aid for the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union Collection

Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01745/
Title: Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union Collection
Dates: 2007-2010
Collector: Lynn Crosby Gammill
Physical Extent: Half of one legal document box (0.209 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM01745
Location: General Special Collections

Language of Material: English
Abstract: The Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union Collection is a group of promotional
items for special events occurring at George Washington’s plantation home, Mount Vernon,
near Washington D.C.
Most of the events featured in the material occurred in 2010.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. Ann Abadie

Processing Information

Collection processed by John R. Wall, Spring 2011. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn
Michaelis, August 2011.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Subject Terms

Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union
Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)
Washington, George, 1732-1799


broadsides (notices)

Historical Note

Since 1858, the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union has preserved George
Washington’s plantation home in Fairfax County, Virginia. The Association plans and
promotes special events, such as special exhibitions, unique tours, and living history
events interpreting George and Martha Washington’s lives and the lives of those who
lived and worked at Mount Vernon.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes brochures, postcards, newsletters, and broadsides from the
Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union promoting tourism and special events
at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.

User Information

Prefered Citation

Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union Collection, Archives and Special Collections,
J.D. Williams Library, The
University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the
making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under
certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized
to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions
is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other
than private study, scholarship or research.” If a user makes a request for,
later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use”,
that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


This collection is arranged by format.

Container List

Folder 1

Visitor Map, English Version: George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, and
Gardens, 2010
Scope: Brochure. Map and Highlights of Mount Vernon, Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education
Center, Ford Orientation Center, Shopping, and Dining.
Folder 2

TL. Washington’s Upper Garden, October 2010
Scope: Includes poster map and donor/gift forms.
Folder 3

Bring Them Home: 150 Years of Restoring the Washington Collection, 13 February 2010-8
January 2012
Scope: Brochure. A Special Exhibition to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Public Opening
of George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
Folder 4

Mount Vernon: Discover the Real George Washington: 2010 Spring and Summer Special
Events, Spring-Summer 2010
Scope: Brochure. Two copies.
Folder 5

“George Washington: To Keep Him First-Educating Americans About the Character and Leadership
of George Washington,” undated
Scope: Broadside pamphlet
Folder 6

C. “Through My Eyes”: Character Tours at Mount Vernon, undated
Scope: Postcard with information on scheduling a first-person character tour of Mount Vernon
Folder 7

C. Mount Vernon in February, February 2010
Scope: Features calendar of events.
Folder 8

C. Christmas at Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon by Candlelight, 27-29 November; 4-6 December
Scope: Information on buying tickets for candlelight tours of Mount Vernon
Folder 9

Mount Vernon: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Vol. 21, No. 2, Fall 2007
Scope: Newsletter
Folder 10

Mount Vernon: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Vol. 24, No. 2, Fall 2010
Scope: Newsletter. Two copies.
Folder 11

Coalter, Guy. “Old Cookbook Reveals Amazing Details of Washington’s Dining Habits.”AAA Southern Traveler, May-June 2010
Scope: Page 31. Advertisement article for The Martha Washington Cook Book.


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