Portrait, Cynthia Addington Boatwright, Big Stone Gap, VA, c. 1940s/1950s, (Ms1990-070)

Title

Portrait, Cynthia Addington Boatwright, Big Stone Gap, VA, c. 1940s/1950s, (Ms1990-070)

Description

Portrait photograph of Cynthia Addington Boatwright (1898-1973), taken sometime in the 1940s or 1950s at Jenkins Studio in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

Boatwright was deeply involved in civic and political life, as a member of the Methodist Missionary Club, Women's Society of Christian Service, and the Christian Social Relations Committee and Local Work. She served on the advisory council of the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood and was the first woman in Wise County to run for public office (serving on Coeburn's town council from 1934-1938). She participated in the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs at the district and state level for several years in the 1930s and 1940s. Boatwright was also one of the first four women on the VPI-Radford College Board of Visitors during the campus merger, serving from 1944-1953.

Identifier

Ms1990-070_BoatwrightCynthia_B1F10_Portrait_1940s50s_a

Bibliographic Citation

Permission to publish material from the Cynthia Addington Boatwright Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Citation

Boatwright, Cynthia Addington, “Portrait, Cynthia Addington Boatwright, Big Stone Gap, VA, c. 1940s/1950s, (Ms1990-070),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed November 25, 2020, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms1990-070/Ms1990-070_BoatwrightCynthia_B1F10_Portrait_1940s50s_a.