Sorority at Colorado Women's College, Photo Album: 1911-1912 with 56 photos, and 40 ephemera.
Photo Album[Photo Album] [Women College] Photo album from student at Colorado Women’s College, c. 1911-1912. Filled with 56 original silver gelatin print photographs and 41 ephemera, including invitations, newspaper clippings, table cards from socials, original drawings, and numerous items from Greek sorority Eta Upsilon Gamma. Photo dimensions 2.25 x 3.25 in. Original green suede covers. 7 x 11 in. Greek symbols for Eta Upsilon Gamma on front cover. 36 pages. Originally belonged to student Jessie Gutshall. Most items are related to the sorority Eta Upsilon Gamma, including a certificate of induction to the society, many color illustrated table or dance cards, menus from formal dinners, and newspaper clippings on the group’s activities. Including invitations for events at Denver’s historic Brown Palace Hotel. Comes with 1911 Song Book, sorority Constitution, and Annual report with updates from local charters. Report on Lambda (CWC) chapter, includes their work with the YWCA and on campus: “We have no opposing sorority and so do not get a chance to show our superiority.” Green suede book on history of “Eta Upsilon Gamma” with 12 signatures from friends on first pages. Some handwritten notes included: “Here’s to those who'd love us if we only cared. Here’s to those we’d love if we only dared.” Photos of the sorority sisters at a train station, on a farm, climbing a windmill, and posing around sign for “Pine Grove Herd of Galloway Cattle”. One photo of girls playing tennis outdoors in full-length dresses. Many items show artistic creativity, including the “Summons to Initiation” for the sorority, which was written on a sheet with decorative burnt edges and a crude Jolly Roger drawing, mimicking a Pirate document. Many other pieces of ephemera include drawings, or color illustrations. Invitation to a “Class Dinner” that includes a drawing of a woman in graduation cap and gown. Colorado Women’s College opened in 1909 in Denver, CO and its first class had 59 students. Minor wear to cover: toning and fading to edges, two small tears at foot of spine and top edge of front cover. Very good condition.
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