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Margaret Paulding Materials

Identifier: SCA-025

Scope and Contents

The Margaret Paulding Papers were donated to the archives by Beverly Becker, Professor Emerita of Physical Education, following Professor Pauding's death in 1999. The papers were rehoused in acid-free containers and are arranged alphabetically by subject. The collection contains oversized materials which have been separated into their own box. The normal sized records contain materials concerning Professor Paudling's elementary through graduate education, correspondence about her position at Skidmore, biographical information, and photographs of both the activitiesof the Skidmore P.E. department and Professor Paulding. The oversized materials contain items related to Professor Paulding's retirement, her diplomas, a physiology book from the 1800s with old water damage, a scrapbook, and a script for a 1936 swimming pageant.


  • Creation: Bulk dates 1925-1975

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research by appointment. Please contact the library's Special Collections department.


Biographical / Historical

Margaret Paulding was professor of pysical education at Skidmroe College from 1937 until her retirement in 1973. Professor Paulding served as chair of the department of physical education from 1958 to 1968 during which time she helped develop the department's dance program.

Margaret Paulding was born in New York City in 1907 and remained there to receive both her bachelor's and master's degrees from New York University. She was recognized as a national leader in the field of physical education, receiving the Honor Award in Physical Education from the Eastern District of the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (AAHPERD) in 1963; the Merit Award from the Eastern Association for Physical Education of College Women in 1970; and honorary life membership in the Eastern and National Associations for Physical Education of College Women and in the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education. In 1995 the AAHPERD Eastern District established an annual Margaret Paulding Lecture Series. Professor Paulding recieved an honorary Docotrate from Skidmore College in 1975, two years after her retirement. Professor Paulding passed away in 1999, and Skidmore College has establihed an award in her memory to recognize outstanding research by students in Excercise Science.


1 Cubic Feet ; 2 boxes

Language of Materials



The materials in the collection relate mostly to Ms. Paulding's education beginning at the primary level, her time at Skidmore, and her retirement. The collection contains paper records as well as a series of photographs and some bound volumes and oversize documents.


The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Margaret Paulding
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Sharon Wolff
August 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Scribner Library Archives, Skidmore College Repository