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Angie Utt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss.Coll.021

Scope and Contents

This small but historically rich collection primarily contains Correspondence from Angie Henry Utt to her family, in which she discusses in detail daily life and activities at Elon College during the late 1930s and early 1940s (after the Great Depression and the beginnings of World War II). The items in this collection that are not Correspondence either assist with offering more historical context to many of the letters, or document Angie and Kenneth Utt visually through photographs. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into five series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Audio Recordings; Correspondence; Financial Documents; Photographs; Printed Material.

In addition to the Correspondence in this collection, there are four cassette tapes of audio recordings that document life at Elon from 1938 to 1942 (based on the information written on the exterior of the tapes). The content on three of the four tapes is unknown because they have not been listened to as of December 2006 (1:1-1:3). However, one tape that is titled "Series of letters to family in Portsmouth, VA" is a recording of Angie Utt reading letters that she wrote to her family (some of the letters may be included in the collection).

The Financial Documents and Printed Material series are the smallest in the collection, offering a wide variety of materials directly relating to either Elon College or Angie Henry Utt. The two items within the Financial Documents series are receipts that itemize the "cost of living" at Elon College in 1938 and 1939 (3:1, 3:1.1). Within the Printed Material series, there are various papers that offer biographical information about both Angie and Kenneth Utt, as well as their financial contributions to Elon College over the years (5:1, 5:2).

Dates

  • 1938 - 1999

Creator

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.

Biographical / Historical

Angie Henry Utt was born the oldest of fourt children to Fannie L. Sterling Henry and Dolph Eugene Henry (of Birmingham, AL). She grew up in various parts of Virginia, but primarily in Portsmouth.

Education was an important value that Angie’s parents instilled in all the children, though her mother only complete sixth grade due to family obligations. Angie attended Elon College from 1938-1942, majoring in English and History. While at Elon College, she was involved with the Student Christian Association, student government, dramatics club, and the Pan-Hellenic council. She was a member of Delta Psi Omega (honorary drama fraternity), member of Pi Gamma Mu (honorary social science fraternity), and a member of Pi Kappa Tau (social sorority).

Angie Henry met Kenneth Utt during Shakespeare’s play Othello, where Angie played Desdemona and Kenneth played Othello. They married in 1943, and had two children, Timothy Utt (born July 6, 1951) and Robin Utt Fajardo (born in 1959). Kenneth and Angie moved to New York City after they were married, where Angie was an entertainer for the United States troops.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 archival box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This small but historically rich collection primarily contains Correspondence from Angie Henry Utt to her family, in which she discusses in detail daily life and activities at Elon College during the late 1930s and early 1940s (after the Great Depression and the beginnings of World War II). The items in this collection that are not Correspondence either assist with offering more historical context to many of the letters, or document Angie and Kenneth Utt visually through photographs. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into five series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Audio Recordings; Correspondence; Financial Documents; Photographs; Printed Material.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into five series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Audio Recordings; Correspondence; Financial Documents; Photographs; Printed Material.

Physical Location

The collection is located in Belk Library Archives Satellite Shelving at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift. Please refer to the Correspondence Legal file for more information.

Accession Number

#2006.31.1

Related Materials

Please consult with the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for additional information about related materials to this collection (Angie and Kenneth Utt).

Biographical Sources: Mss.Coll.#021—2:4, 2:9, 5:1, 5:2

Elon Alumni Magazine: January 1, 1944; October 1, 1951; Magazine of Elon (MOE); October 1, 1992 (fall); December 1, 2000 (winter); April 1, 2005 (spring).

Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, December, 2006

Note: The numbers following the name/subject entry indicate in which Series#:Folder# that name/topic can be found (ex. 1:1). If no Series#:Folder# is listed, then a number will indicate in which Series the name/topic can be found. Dates of the items are given in parentheses for an individual Series/Folder or, if at the end, for the entire subject/name entry (no date=n.d.). Numbered entries come before alphabetical listings.

Academy Awards, 2:9, 4:4 (1992, 1999)

“All or nothing club”—Elon, 2:7 (1942)

Alpha Pi Delta—fraternity, 2:1-2:5 (1938-1941)

Archery—gym class, 2:3 (1940)

Baseball games—Elon, 2:2, 2:3 (1939, 1940)

Basketball, 2:3 (1940)

Bells, Edna, 2:3 (1940)

Birmingham, AL, 2:9 (1999)

Blackouts at Elon, 2:7 (1942)

Book fees, 2:1 (1938)

Book store—Elon, 4:1

Boone, Jack, 2:1 (1938)

Budd, Lila, 2:6, 2:7 (1941, 1942)

Burlington, NC, 2:2, 2:5, 2:7 (1939, 1941, 1942) Byrd, Jane, 2:2 (1939)

Carroll, Margaret, 2:6 (1941)

Charles, Robbie, 2:7 (1942)

Christian Education, 2:2 (1939)

Class reunion—Elon, 4:4 (1992)

Classes, 2:6 (1941)

Colclough, George, 2:4 (1940)

Commencement 1941, 2:5 (1941)

Commencement Marshal 1941, 2:5 (1941)

Connall, Margaret, 2:7 (1942)

Copeland, Marjorie, 2:2, 2:7 (1939, 1942)

Corbett, Sara, 2:9 (1999)

Costume descriptions, 2:5 (1941)

Costume drawings, 2:5 (1941)

Cox, Bob, 2:5, 2:9 (1941, 1999)

Darden, Jimmy, 2:7-2:9 (1942, 1992, 1999)

Darden, Virginia, 2:8 (1992)

Dean of Women, 2:1-2:7 (1938-1942)

Delta Psi Omega, 2:3-2:5, 5:1 (1940, 1941, 1995)

Demme, Jonathan, 2:9 (1999)

Distinguished Alumnus Award—Elon, 5:1 (1995)

Dobbs, Whitie, 2:7, 2:9 (1942, 1999)

Dramatics at Elon, 2:3, 2:5, 5:1 (1940, 1941, 1995)

Dramatics Club, 2:4, 2:5, 5:1 (1940, 1941, 1995)

Drug, the (snack bar on campus), 2:5 (1941)

Elder, Betty, 2:6 (1941)

Elon College, 2:1-2:7, 2:9, 3:1, 3:1.1, 4:1 (1938-1942, 1999)

Fajardo, Robin Utt, 5:1 (1995)

Fees for school, 2:2, 3:1, 3:1.1 (1938, 1939)

Felton, Margaret, 2:7 (1942)

Fires at Elon, 2:7 (1942)

Fire—kitchen, 2:7 (1942)

Florida Trip, 2:5 (1941)

Foster, Jodie, 4:4 (1992)

Foushee, Jack, 2:1 (1938)

Foushee, Sam B., 2:2, 2:3, 2:7, 2:9 (1939, 1940, 1942, 1999)

Fraternities, 2:3 (1940)

Gibsonville Fire Department, 2:7 (1942)

Goldblum, Jean, 2:8 (1992)

Goldblum, Seymour, 2:8 (1992)

Golden Alumni, 2:9, 5:2 (1999)

Greek Life, 2:1-2:7 (1938-1942)

Greensboro, NC, 2:3-2:7 (1940-1942)

Hankinson, T.W. (Hank), 2:9 (1999)

Henry, Angie, 4:1-4:3, 5:1 (1945, 1948, 1995)

Henry, Mr. D.E., 2:2, 3:1, 3:1.1 (1938, 1939)

Henry, Dolph Eugene, 2:3, 2:9 (1940, 1999)

Henry, Harry, 2:9 (1999)

Henry, June, 2:9 (1999)

Holmes, Luvene, 2:9 (1999)

Independence Square (Philadelphia, PA), 4:2 (1945)

James, Albert, 2:9 (1999)

Julliard Graduate School of Music, 2:6, 5:1 (1941, 1995)

Kappa Psi, 2:7 (1942)

Ladies Hall, 2:1, 2:6 (1938, 1941)

Library work—Elon, 2:2, 2:3, 2:7 (1939, 1940, 1942)

Lightbourne, Jimmy, 2:6 (1941)

Mangan, O.L., 2:7 (1942)

Marriage Plans (Kenneth and Angie), 2:6 (1941)

May Day celebrations, 2:2, 2:3, 2:5-2:7 (1939-1942)

May Day Costume, 2:5 (1941)

May Day King, 2:2 (1939)

Miller, Pansy, 2:9 (1999)

Moody, LeGrand, 2:2 (1939)

Morgan, O.L., 2:7 (1942)

Murphy, June, 2:6, 2:7 (1941, 1942)

Neal, Virginia, 2:9 (1999)

New York, NY, 2:6, 5:1, 5:2 (1941, 1995, 1999)

Oscar Award, 2:9, 4:4 (1992, 1999)

Othello (the play), 2:7 (1942)

Oxford, Julia Mae, 2:1-2:7 (1938-1942)

Pan-Hellenic Council, 2:4-2:7 (1940-1942)

Parker, Jimmy, 2:2 (1939)

Peebles, Stafford, 2:9 (1999)

Phi Beta Kappa, 2:3 (1940)

Philadelphia, PA, 4:2 (1945)

Phillips, James, 2:6 (1941)

Pi Gamma Mu, 2:5, 5:1 (1941, 1995)

Pi Kappa Tau, 2:3-2:5, 5:1 (1940, 1941, 1995)

Pittsburg, PA, 2:3 (1940)

Pollard, John, 2:9, 4:1, 4:3 (1948, 1999)

Portsmouth, VA, 1:4, 2:1, 2:2, 2:9, 3:1, 3:1.1, 5:1 (1938, 1939, 1995, 1999)

Powell, Diane, 2:8 (1992)

Powell, Harold, 2:8 (1992)

Raleigh, NC, 2:6 (1941)

Rawls, Manulla, Mancella, Maniella?, 2:1 (1938)

Roberts, Frank, 2:4 (1940)

Rogers, Beverly, 2:5 (1941)

Rogers, Jimmy, 2:4 (1940)

Secretary of War—United States, 2:7 (1942)

Siddell, Bill, 4:1

Sloan, Gordon, 2:1 (1938)

Smith, Leon Edgar, 2:1, 2:2, 2:4, 2:7 (1938-1940, 1942)

Social Science Honorary Fraternity, 2:5 (1941)

Sororities—Elon, 2:1, 2:3, 2:4, 2:6 (1938, 1940, 1941)

Spence, Luvene, 2:8 (1992)

Spence, Royall, 2:7-2:9, 4:4 (1942, 1992, 1999)

State Capitol—Columbia, SC, 2:5 (1941)

Sterling, Fannie L., 2:9 (1999)

Student Christian Association, 2:2, 2:4 (1939, 1940)

Student Council, 2:4 (1940)

Student Government, 2:7 (1942)

Student Government Association, 5:1 (1995)

Sullivan, Billy, 2:9 (1999)

Suter, Raleigh, 2:2, 2:4 (1939, 1940)

Telephone technology, 2:2 (1939)

Terrell, William B., 2:6, 2:7 (1941, 1942)

Triplett, Velma, 2:7 (1942)

Troxler, George, 2:9 (1999)

Truitt, Bob, 2:5, 2:9 (1941, 1999)

Typhoid serum/shots, 2:4 (1940)

Utt, Angie, 2:8, 2:9, 4:1-4:4, 5:1, 5:2 (1945, 1948, 1992, 1995, 1999)

Utt, Kenneth (Kenny), 2:5-2:7, 4:1-4:4, 5:1 (1941, 1942, 1945, 1948, 1992, 1995)

Utt, Robin, 5:1 (1995)

Utt, Timothy, 5:1 (1995)

Wake Forest, 2:2 (1939)

Washington, DC, 2:7 (1942)

West, A.T., 2:2 (1939)

West Dormitory, 2:1, 2:7 (1938, 1942)

Who’s Who in America—Universities and Colleges, 2:6 (1941)

Wilkins, Billy, 2:2 (1939)

Williams, Elmer, 2:9 (1999)

World War II, 2:9 (1999)

Young, Fred, 4:4 (1992)

YWCA, 2:7 (1942)

Zyrith, Max (Zybo), 2:9 ( 1999)
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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