Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Vivian V. Simpson (1903-1987)
MSA SC 3520-13450


Archival sources -

BALTIMORE CITY COURT (Petition Docket) Simpson v. Woods, 1923, Volume GCL 8 pp. 310 & 353 [MSA T 549-8, 3/34/14/2]

COURT OF APPEALS (Docket) Woods v. Simpson, October Term 1924 No. 48, Volume 1/1920-10/1927 Page 219 [MSA S 412-18, 1/67/6/4]

COURT OF APPEALS (Briefs) Woods v. Simpson, October Term 1924 No. 48 [MSA T 2088, 1/65/5/15]

COURT OF APPEALS (Opinions) Woods v. Simpson, October Term 1924 No. 48 [MSA S 393-199, 1/65/14/49]

Woods v. Simpson, 146 Md. 547 (1924).

COURT OF APPEALS (Test Book) Admission of Vivian V. Simpson to the Maryland bar, 3 April 1928, Volume 1 Page 429 [MSA SM 126-1, SR 2261-1]

GOVERNOR (Test Book) Oath of Allegiance signed by Vivian V. Simpson when sworn in as Secretary of State, 15 December 1949 [MSA S 1090-5, 2/26/5/3]

GOVERNOR (General File) Gov. Lane's letter acknowledging Vivian V. Simpson's acceptance of the office of Secretary of State [MSA S 1041-999, 2/35/3/11]

GOVERNOR (General File) Gov. Lane's letter acknowledging Vivian V. Simpson's resignation as Secretary of State [MSA S 1041-999, 2/35/3/11]

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS (Death Record) Vivian V. Simpson, 5 August 1987, Montgomery County [MSA T 1890, 3/49/10]

Books -

Simpson, Vivian V.  The Absentee Voting Law of the State of Maryland.  Annapolis, MD: State War Ballot Commission of Maryland, 1950.

Callcott, George H. A History of the University of Maryland. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Historical Society, 1966.

Helmes, Winifred G., ed.  Notable Maryland Women.  Cambridge, MD:  Tidewater Publishers, 1977.

Papenfuse, Edward C. , ed.  Archives of Maryland New Series I:  An Historical List of Public Officials of Maryland.  Vol. 1: 1632 - 1990.
        Annapolis:  Maryland State Archives, 1990.

Stegman, Carolyn B. Women of Achievement in Maryland History. University Park, MD: Women of Achievement, Inc., 2002.

Newspaper/Journal Articles -

"Coeds Say Officials Held Petting Revels."  The Washington Post, 29 April 1923.

"Demand Wide Probe of Coeds' Charges."  The Washington Post, 30 April 1923.

"Unprincipled; Unfair; Un-American."  The Diamondback 1 May 1923.

“Must Defend Barring Girls at Maryland U.”  The Washington Post, 24 October 1923.

“Girls Sue to Enter Classes at U. of Md.”  The Baltimore Sun, 24 October 1923.

“Campus Jealousy is Held Cause of Barring 3 Girls at U. of Md.”   The Balltimore Sun, 26 October 1923.

“Wood Denies Pupils’ Explanation of Ban.”  The Washington Post, 27 October 1923.

"Maryland U. Again Bars Two Coeds." The Washington Post, 9 February 1924.

“Girl Suing to Enter Maryland U. Called Marvel in Studies.”  The Washington Post, 21 March 1924.

“Men ‘Cluttered Up’ U. of M. Dormitory, Miss Simpson Says.”  The Washington Post, 22 March 1924.

“Co-ed Wins a Point Against Maryland U.”  The Washington Post, 23 March 1924.

“Co-ed Reinstatement Fight Goes to Judge.”  The Washington Post, 25 March 1924.

“Dr. Woods to Fight Order Reinstating Girl at University.”  The Washington Post, 27 March 1924.

"Maryland University Wins In Suit Brought by Co-Ed." The Washington Post, 5 December 1924.

“Girl in G.W. Opponent of Oxford Debaters.”  The Washington Post, 11 October 1925.

“Oxford’s Debaters Match Skill with G. W. Tomorrow.”  The Washington Post,  1 November 1925.

"Six Women Admitted To Bar in Maryland." The Washington Post, 4 April 1928.

"Woman Lawyer Discuss Sex Equality in Maryland." The Washington Post, 16 February 1933.

"Miss Simpson Named to Rule On Accidents." The Washington Post, 21 December 1940.

"Lane Names 16 To Revise Laws On Compensation." The Washington Post, 14 April 1948.

"Vivian Simpson of Rockville Slated for Secretary of State." The Washington Post, 24 October 1949.

"Vivian Simpson to Take Oath As Md. State Secretary Dec. 15." The Washington Post, 5 December 1949.

"Miss Vivian Simpson Becomes Maryland's Secretary of State." The Baltimore Sun, 16 December 1949.

"Miss Simpson Takes Office." The Washington Post, 16 December 1949.

"Lanes Fete New Secretary of State." The Evening Capital, 16 December 1949.

"Assignment was a Maryland first." The Baltimore Sun, 24 March 2001.

On-line sources -

The Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland.  "Bar History," December 31, 2002.

Maryland State Archives.  Archives of Maryland On-line.

Maryland State Archives.  Maryland Manual On-Line, “Executive Branch: Secretary of State,” March 19, 2004.

Maryland State Archives. Maryland Women's Hall of Fame.

Montgomery County, Maryland.  "Commission for Women - MC Women's History Archives," December 31, 2002.

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