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Martha Monteith Papers

Martha Elizabeth Cunningham Monteith dedicated her career to helping children with speech impediments and blazing a path for speech pathology programs in South Carolina’s public education system.

Monteith, Martha (b. 1921)

Papers, 1938-2016

Mrs. Monteith was the first trained speech therapist employed by the S.C. public school system.  She established the first speech program in any public school in South Carolina, for Richland County School District One.  The program started at Waverly Elementary and Booker T. Washington High Schools. 

Mrs. Monteith did great work for her community as an activist and later as a benefactor. She participated in the civil rights movement by working on projects including the successful integration of the University of South Carolina in 1963 by her niece, Dr. Henrie Monteith Treadwell.

Collection Finding Aid
The collection consists of about .5 linear foot of material, 1938 to 2016, arranged in four series: General, Monteith School Cultural Center, Photographs, and Clippings, each organized chronologically.


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