Zadie Key Papers

Zadie Key

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Title: Zadie Key Papers

Dates: 1969-1991

Creator: Zadie Key

Summary/Abstract: The Zadie Key Papers include scrapbooks, letters, clippings, newspapers, photographs, cookbooks, and commemorative items chronicling Mrs. Key’s life and political career. Ms. Key participated in the activities of political and community organizations such as the Rutherford County Democratic Committee, the Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, and the Rutherford County Historical Society, and presided over the Rutherford County Democratic Women’s Club as its president. 

Quantity/Physical Description: 1.75 linear feet

Language(s): English

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: None

Copyright: It is presumed that corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), The Zadie Key Papers, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Acquisition: Suma Clark (Senior Edition volumes and 1974-1975 scrapbook); remainder of unknown provenance

Processed By: Original processor undermined

Arrangement: These papers are divided into two series, personal and political.

Biographical Note: Zadie Key (October 20, 1921 – August 30, 1992) studied at Middle Tennessee State Teacher’s College; returned to work for her alma mater; won the title of Secretary of the Year; participated in the activities of political and community organizations such as the Rutherford County Democratic Committee, the Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, and the Rutherford County Historical Society; and presided over the Rutherford County Democratic Women’s Club as its president.

Scope and Content: Scrapbooks, letters, newspapers, cookbooks, and commemorative items comprise the Zadie Key papers. Photographs and two scrapbooks from the Rutherford County Democratic Women provide insight into Zadie Key’s political career and ways that the Rutherford County Democratic Women organized in the 1970s and 1980s. The scrapbooks contain correspondence, photographs, newspapers clippings, and newsletters chronicling the organization’s activities. The collection is divided into two series. Series 1: Personal contains items relating to Mrs. Key’s personal or professional life. Series 2: Political contains scrapbooks, newspapers, letters, and any other memorabilia relating to Zadie Key’s political interests and activities.

Associated Materials: The photographs associated with this collection are now located in Political Collections photograph storage under Key.

Related Collections: There are no known related collections.

Subject Terms

Persons
Zadie Key

Places
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Rutherford County, Tennessee

Subjects (General)
Middle Tennessee State Teachers College
Middle Tennessee State University
Democratic Party
Politics
Community organizations

Material Types
Scrapbooks
Letters
Newspapers
Clippings
Newsletters
Cookbooks
Photographs
Commemorative items
Correspondence
Magazines
Other memorabilia

Collection Inventory:

Box

Series

Folder Name

Item Type

1

Personal

NSA Certificate

National Secretaries Association Certificate

1

Personal

Diploma Cover

Tennessee State Teachers College diploma cover

1

Personal

Miscellaneous

assorted items

1

Personal

Man Walks on Moon

7/21/69 Tennessean issue

1

Personal

Rutherford County Courthouse

3/5/78 Daily News Journal Accent

1

Personal

Senior Edition biography

Senior Edition Vol. 1, No. 1, April 1992

1

Personal

Moon Heroes in Orbit

7/21/69 Nashville Banner issue

1

Political

Political Memorabilia

memorabilia

1

Political

1980 Democratic Handbook

handbook

1

Political

Jimmy Carter Magazine

magazine

1

Political

Political Correspondence

correspondence

1

Political

Democratic National Convention

8/11/80 Daily News Journal supplement

1

Political

Nixon to Resign

8/8/74 Daily News Journal issue

1

Political

Ford Now President

8/9/74 Daily News Journal issue

1

Political

Nixon Quits

8/9/74 Tennessean issue

2

Personal

Association of Secretarial and Clerical Employees Cookbook

cookbook

2

Personal

Murfreesboro Business and Professional Women Cookbook

cookbook

2

Personal

Secretary of the Year Scrapbook

Secretary of the Year scrapbook

2

Personal

Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Plate

commemorative plate

2

Personal

Middle Tennessee State medal

medal

2

Political

Life Magazine – JFK Commemorative Issue

Life magazine

2

Political

Look Magazine – The Kennedy Family in Pictures

Look magazine

2

Political

Tennessee Foundation of Democratic Women 1989-1991 President

gavel

2

Political

Rutherford County Democratic Women Scrapbook 1985-1986

scrapbook

2

Political

Rutherford County Democratic Women Scrapbook 1975

scrapbook

2

Political

Rutherford County Democratic Women Scrapbook 1974-1975

scrapbook