Item #16996 Female Student at Syracuse University records Sorority Life, Football, Friendships and Academics, 1920-1924. Syracuse University, Women Education.
Female Student at Syracuse University records Sorority Life, Football, Friendships and Academics, 1920-1924
Female Student at Syracuse University records Sorority Life, Football, Friendships and Academics, 1920-1924
Female Student at Syracuse University records Sorority Life, Football, Friendships and Academics, 1920-1924
Female Student at Syracuse University records Sorority Life, Football, Friendships and Academics, 1920-1924
Female Student at Syracuse University records Sorority Life, Football, Friendships and Academics, 1920-1924
Female Student at Syracuse University records Sorority Life, Football, Friendships and Academics, 1920-1924

Female Student at Syracuse University records Sorority Life, Football, Friendships and Academics, 1920-1924

Scrapbook Album

[Women Education] Scrapbook album from woman student at Syracuse University,NY 1920-1924. Filled with several 100 items including 21 original silver gelatin print photographs, 91 notes and signatures from classmates, plus 94 pieces of college ephemera documenting student life, including dance cards, newspaper clippings, sorority membership, and academic exams. Photographs of various sizes, approximately 5 x 3 in. All material dated from 1920-1924. Original suede leather cover. 10 x 14 in. Syracuse University seal on front cover. 91 signatures and notes from school friends, dated 1920-1924. “That little laugh and the lovely hair I’ll always remember!” “I couldn’t do French without you and Peach doing Latin across the table.” “Here’s to the girlie with voice so sweet when she sings so gaily, all fall at her feet.” Some include inside jokes and references: “Here’s to Fourth Floor’s lark!” Original owner was student Gladys Mc Carthy, Class of 1924. Popular student recorded many events in the sections for “Theatres and Entertainment” and “Social Function” with handwritten notes about who accompanied her: “Met Irving Perry, Phi Gamma Senior, who had a date with me soon after.” “We came home and had mince pie with hot coffee cooked on 3rd floor landing.” “He’s a dandy dancer; in fact, quite a Lady Killer.” Dance card from parties hosted by Chi Omega sorority, the Women’s Athletic Association, YWCA, Zeta Psi, Winchell Hall (at SUNY Cortland), and Upsilon Alpha. Tickets from a 1920 football game and Women’s League event. Copy of student newspaper The Daily Orange from 1924. A 1922 copy of The Phoenix, a literary publication of Syracuse University. Program from1924 Baccalaureate Sermon. “The Phi Beta Kappa Key” Vol. 5, No. 9 from 1924. Exams from German Final, Latin, Zoology, and Math courses. Report card from 1920-1921 with courses in English, Latin, German, Math, Zoology, Elocution, Hygiene, Gym, and Swimming. Handwritten note welcoming to Chi Omega sorority: “I know you will be happy here, and I know, too, that Chi Omega will all be very glad and proud to call you ‘sister.’ I sincerely hope that Chi Omega may mean to you all that you are trusting tonight that it may…they only make our fellowship closer by the knowledge that we are all only human and that each of us can help to make our sisterhood more nearly perfect.” 1924 typed letter on “Syracuse in China” letterhead for a program described as “A team of Syracusans backed by Syracuse University and friends united in a medical educational and evangelistic program for West China at Chungking known as “The Syracuse Unit”. Newspaper clippings of football games and players, members of the women’s swim team, and “Scenes fat the May Carnival” (including figures dressed in an American flag, in traditional Dutch outfits, and Chinese costumes). From the school’s founding in 1870, Syracuse University enrolled women students; by the time McCarthy became a student in 1920, there were already rich traditions for women students at the school, as can be seen it the items from this remarkable album. Several pages detached. Material in very good condition.

Item #16996

Price: $750.00