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Elon University Scrapbook Collection

 Collection
Identifier: EUA137

Scope and Contents

The Elon University Scrapbook Collection consists of various scrapbooks compiled by Elon alumni, graduating classes, organizations, and events. The majority of the scrapbooks are from the early to mid-1900’s with several dated post-1970. The majority of the scrapbooks are from individuals who recount their experiences through writing and pictures. The individuals who contributed to this collection include:Adelia Rebecca Jones Truitt, Walter Clifton Elder, Ira Raper Gunn, Warren McCulloch, Kate Wheeler, Dr. John Galloway Truitt Sr., Essie Mae Truitt Simpson, Nellie Sue Fleming, Vitus Reid Holt, Annie Gordon Floyd, Mary Margaret Miller Hardcastle, Margarete Christine Corbitt Riddick Todd, Naomi Moiser, Clara Lucile Johnston Cullers Herr, J.V. Simpson, Beulah Hensley Sullivan, Ella Brunk Smith, Ruth Page Clark, Lucy Virginia Dick Beaty, and Avic Huffine. The organizations who contributed to this collection include: Class of 1918, Elon Players, Founders Day, Society for the Advancement of Management, Gibsonville Music Club, Student Union Board, First Christian Church, Tom Sawyer-Huck Finn Tennis Tournament, Habitat for Humanity, Admissions and Orientation, and Phi Beta Kappa. Many of the scrapbooks contain photos of Elon throughout history, such as in scrapbook #006, where Dr. John Galloway includes photographs of West Dorm, Old Main Administration Building, the water tower, old well, and various Elon students. Another containing various photos is scrapbook #021, which was compiled by Naomi Mosier, who is the author of several of the scrapbooks in the collection. Scrapbooks also contain letters, notes, postcards, pamphlets, and programs. Many of them relate to Elon College (University), but others are from the author’s personal lives not related to Elon. An example of the personal documents included in many of these scrapbooks can be seen in scrapbook #011. Many organizations, such as the Society for the Advancement of Management, include documents from specific events and time periods, such as newspaper clippings, photographs, and meeting minutes.

Dates

  • circa 1900 - Ongoing

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Extent

126 Linear Feet (74 Archival Boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Elon University Scrapbook Collection consists of various scrapbooks compiled by Elon alumni, graduating classes, organizations, and events. The majority of the scrapbooks are from the early to mid-1900’s with several dated post-1970. The majority of the scrapbooks are from individuals who recount their experiences through writing and pictures.

Arrangement

The scrapbooks are arranged by scrapbook number. Scrapbook number is generated based on when scrapbook was added to the collection.

Physical Location

The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections staff for further details about the location.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.

Related Materials

Please consult with the Archives and Special Collections staff for additional information about materials related to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Michael McHorney, November 2016
Author
Michael L. McHorney
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Belk Library, Room 204
Campus Box 2550
Elon U.S.A. - North Carolina 27244