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Miss Tan Columbus Pageant (SMC 161)

Organizational Note

The Miss Tan American Pageant, the first national black pageant, was founded in 1964 by the rockabilly musician Lew Williams, who produced it through 1967.  The winner would go on the Miss Tan Georgia Pageant and the winner of that pageant would advance to the national pageant in Texas.  The Columbus event was held at the Municipal Auditorium.  The Master of Ceremonies was Mr. Spurgeon A. Glenn, Jr.

Scope and Content

This small collection consists a single brochure about the event.

Ca. 1965                                                                              1 folder

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the The Miss Tan American Pageant Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University.  Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

The Miss Tan American Pageant Collection (SMC 161)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

Provenance

Gift of Mr. Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. in 2019

Folder List

Folder 1 – Brochure, ca. 1965