Item #16846 Oberlin College Ohio student Janice Carkin Scrapbook Album with 206 photos, 191 ephemera from 1933-1937. Women Education Oberlin College.
Oberlin College Ohio student Janice Carkin Scrapbook Album with 206 photos, 191 ephemera from 1933-1937
Oberlin College Ohio student Janice Carkin Scrapbook Album with 206 photos, 191 ephemera from 1933-1937
Oberlin College Ohio student Janice Carkin Scrapbook Album with 206 photos, 191 ephemera from 1933-1937
Oberlin College Ohio student Janice Carkin Scrapbook Album with 206 photos, 191 ephemera from 1933-1937
Oberlin College Ohio student Janice Carkin Scrapbook Album with 206 photos, 191 ephemera from 1933-1937
Oberlin College Ohio student Janice Carkin Scrapbook Album with 206 photos, 191 ephemera from 1933-1937
Oberlin College Ohio student Janice Carkin Scrapbook Album with 206 photos, 191 ephemera from 1933-1937
Oberlin College Ohio student Janice Carkin Scrapbook Album with 206 photos, 191 ephemera from 1933-1937
Oberlin College Ohio student Janice Carkin Scrapbook Album with 206 photos, 191 ephemera from 1933-1937

Oberlin College Ohio student Janice Carkin Scrapbook Album with 206 photos, 191 ephemera from 1933-1937

Scrapbook Album

[Photograph Album] [Women] Scrapbook from female athlete and popular student at Oberlin College, Ohio with over 200 silver gelatin print photographs and 190 pieces of ephemera from 1933-1937. Includes photos and memorabilia from Princeton, Yale, West Point, and Northwestern University. Photographs in various sizes, mostly 3 x 4.5 in. Original black boards. 10.5 x 15.5 in. Seal for Oberlin College in gilt, center front cover. Spaces for handwritten entries on: Faculty and Student Autographs, Class Officer, Curriculum, Publications, Athletics, Songs and Cheers, Clubs and Societies, Social Whirl, Dramatics, Musicales, Junior Week Events, Senior Week Events, Personals, and Miscellaneous. Scrapbook belonging to active student Janice Carkin who graduate from Oberlin College in 1937. Notice from a local press announcing her graduation and field of study. “Miss Carkin majored in physical education. She will join the faculty of the University of Vermont in September.”Photos of Oberlin Campus Views with Warner Conservatory, The “Arb” [arboretum], First Church, Keep Cottage, Crane Swimming Pool, Gibson’s “a favorite hangout,” and Opening at Hanna Camp. Many images of her life with female friends at Oberlin. There are many snapshots all around Keep Cottage, recording the dormitory rooms and lives of students. She has photos of “My Room No. 27” at Keep Cottage with images of fellow students in their rooms, doing their hair, lounging around together, and studying. Photos of girls sunning on the lawn, wearing their bathing suits. “Keep backyard--any nice afternoon”. A later year, Room 18 shows a large Yale placard on the wall. Many photos show women pursuing outdoor activity such as bicycling and swimming. “Jan and I took a hike one day in October.” “Good old Ohio landscape!” under a photo of a bare farm field. 5 programs for Oberlin commencement week, including the baccalaureate sermon, Senior breakfast, and Opening exercises. Photos of graduation day. “And then came graduation -- and, we’re really seniors!!” Wearing cap and gowns. Images of ceremony and afterwards with friends. “Farewell Oberlin!” “After commencement, a perfect week on Lake Erie”.

Carkin was an outstanding student at Oberlin, as a newspaper clipping lists Janice Carkin as a student nominated to be listed in the national Who’s Who book of notable college students. 1936 National Oberlin Mock Convention for the Republicn Presidential Nomination. Comes with registration card fro Janice Carkin as a member of the Tennessee delegation. Many interesting invitations for parties and programs, including a 3-d color cutout of a woman in a rickshaw cart holding a tiny paper umbrella that opens up; dance cards filled with names of suitors. 12 programs for theater and musical productions, including “Electra” by Sophocles, Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer,” and “Tristan and Isolde” at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
4 copies of Oberlin Review from 1937. 2 issues of “The Elephant” (Oberlin College Republican newspaper) from 1936. 5 clippings and programs on an international educational initiative in Shansi Province of China. “Oberlin-in-Shansi is pioneering with its two departments, the Agricultural and Industrial, through one of which the students must pass…” Member of Oberlin’s YWCA with programs for numerous services and events. Sports memorabilia from time as student athlete and enthusiastic supporter of women’s sports. Student Activity Fee Book years 1933-1934 and 1935-36; these booklets could be used to gain entry to football, baseball, and basketball games, Track meets, and Glee club concerts. Newspaper clipping that identifies Carkin as the Captain of the West Point Women’s Field Hockey team. Note to Janice reads: “A great game is all anyone can ask & I know we’ll have it”. Program for 1937 Winter Sports Banquet. Also many photos showing their enthusiasm for the athletic rivalry between Princeton and Yale. Photos attending the Yale-Princeton game from numerous years in which the young women wear either Yale Bulldogs on their sweaters or Princeton Tigers. Memorabilia from other schools such as Princeton and Yale (school fight cheers), West Point, and Naval Academy. Purple pennant for Northwestern University. Western Union telegraph to album owner. “Will be cheering for Yale. Congratulations Best Wishes Success Love Mother and Dad.” Many more pieces of ephemera include press clippings of teachers and administrators, invitations, and a homemade valentine. Full of interesting content on the life of a popular female student at Oberlin College. Some wrinkling on pages with bulkier items pasted in. Good to very good condition.

Item #16846

Price: $950.00