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Marian Hardy Papers

Biography

Marian Hardy (1919-2009) was a community service activist the better part of her 89 years. Involved with Girl Scouts from the age of 11, Ms. Hardy devoted 54 years to the organization. She became the first Executive Director of the Fort Worth and Tarrant County Girl Scout Council and held that position for 34 years: 1945 - 1979. In recognition of her years recruiting Girl Scout volunteers, the Marian Hardy Services to Volunteers award was established in 1982. She served as Director of Administrative Services for the Council from 1980 until her retirement in 1984.

Ms. Hardy was past president and an active member of the Altrusa Club of Fort Worth. For many years, she volunteered for Meals on Wheels and at the First Presbyterian Church Night Shelter.

Provenance

The Marian Hardy Papers were donated to the library on April 10, 2008, by the Trinity Terrace Residents Association, Fort Worth, TX via written release from Ms. Hardy’s nephew David Titterud, Everman, TX.

Scope and Description

The Hardy Papers consists of twelve (12) boxes or four (4) linear feet of materials. The collection is rich with well-documented scrapbooks that give detailed insight into the life of Ms. Hardy. The collection is arranged in four series: Scrapbooks; Photographs/Slides; Yearbooks; and Memorabilia with comprehensive dates of 1935-2003.

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Last updated: Sept. 17, 2014