Norton, Margaret Cross, 1891-1984

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Margaret Cross Norton (1891-1984) served as the first state archivist for the Illinois State Archives, 1922-1957; co-founded the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in (1936), serving as the first vice president (1936-1937) and president (1943-1945); and edited The American Archivist (1946-1949).

She graduated from the University of Chicago with a master's degree in history and earned a a bachelor's of library science from the New York Library School om 1915.

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  • Jimerson, Randall C. “Margaret C. Norton Reconsidered.” Archival Issues 26 (2001): 41-62.
  • Mitchell, Thornton W., Ernst Posner, and Randall C. Jimerson. Norton on Archives: The Writings of Margaret Cross Norton on Archival and Records Management. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1975; Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2003.
  • The Margaret Cross Norton working papers, 1924-1958., Record Series 103.226, Illinois State Archives

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