Virginia Marmaduke Papers, 1937-1957 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
This collection consists of the papers of Virgina L. Marmaduke. It includes varied biographical materials from her wedding announcement and yearbook pages to a guide to Marmaduke's "Brag Wall." There are a good number of photographs depicting her career in Chicago broadcasting as well as publicity shots.
The Papers include some general correspondence plus 40 typed broadcast scripts for Virginia Marmaduke's advice show, circa 1957, with summaries of questions received and Marmaduke's on-air answers, as well as brief correspondence between Marmaduke and her assistant, NBC staffer Valetta Press.
The bulk of this collection is of course Marmaduke's own articles from the Herrin Daily Journal and the Chicago Sun/Sun-Times, from 1937-1968. Included is an inventory of all headlines for articles in the Chicago papers. Another large series holds writings about Marmaduke, from 1995-2001. Of additional interest is a script from a Marmaduke documentary, "A Date with the Duchess," WSIU-TV, March 2 and 6, 1996.