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Carrie Lee Sizemore Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss.Coll.031

Scope and Contents

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into two series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Correspondence and Printed Material.

Primarily, the collection contains letters that were sent from the President of Elon (L.E. Smith) and the Registrar (C.M. Cannon) to Carrie Lee Sizemore of Virginia urging her to attend Elon College for the 1933-34 school year. The letters outline tuition costs, student fees, and offers of a scholarship to attend Elon (1:1-1:2). Carrie Lee Sizemore did not attend Elon, but these letters represent examples of the kind of language administrators used at Elon after the depression in order to recruit students.

The printed material series contains a brochure from the Department of Music at Elon College from 1933-34. According to her niece, Mary Cook, Carrie Lee Sizemore would have studied music if she attended Elon. The brochure outlines everything associated with the music department including training, musical equipment, music faculty, student music groups, and general information about Elon’s campus (2:1).

Dates

  • 1933 - 1934

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

There is no biographical information known about Carrie Lee Sizemore at this time, except that she was from Virgilina, Virginia (small town in Halifax County, VA) and that she did not attend Elon College. Processed by Katie Nash, June, 2009

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 archival box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into two series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Correspondence and Printed Material. Primarily, the collection contains letters that were sent from the President of Elon (L.E. Smith) and the Registrar (C.M. Cannon) to Carrie Lee Sizemore of Virginia urging her to attend Elon College for the 1933-34 school year. The letters outline the tuition costs, student fees, and offers of a scholarship to attend Elon (1:1-1:2). Carrie Lee Sizemore did not attend Elon, but these letters represent examples of the kind of language administrators used at Elon after the depression in order to recruit students. There is also a brochure from the Department of Music at Elon College included in this collection (2:1).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into two series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Correspondence and 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

#2009.11.1

Related Materials

There are no related materials to this collection at this time.

Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, June, 2009
Author
Encoded by Katie Nash, July, 2009
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