Item #17119 Large Scrapbook and photo Album from Woman Student at Connecticut Agricultural College, 1919-1923 -- with 215 Handwritten Notes, 119 Pieces of Ephemera, plus 88 Original Photographs. Women Education, Agricultural.
Large Scrapbook and photo Album from Woman Student at Connecticut Agricultural College, 1919-1923 -- with 215 Handwritten Notes, 119 Pieces of Ephemera, plus 88 Original Photographs
Large Scrapbook and photo Album from Woman Student at Connecticut Agricultural College, 1919-1923 -- with 215 Handwritten Notes, 119 Pieces of Ephemera, plus 88 Original Photographs
Large Scrapbook and photo Album from Woman Student at Connecticut Agricultural College, 1919-1923 -- with 215 Handwritten Notes, 119 Pieces of Ephemera, plus 88 Original Photographs
Large Scrapbook and photo Album from Woman Student at Connecticut Agricultural College, 1919-1923 -- with 215 Handwritten Notes, 119 Pieces of Ephemera, plus 88 Original Photographs
Large Scrapbook and photo Album from Woman Student at Connecticut Agricultural College, 1919-1923 -- with 215 Handwritten Notes, 119 Pieces of Ephemera, plus 88 Original Photographs
Large Scrapbook and photo Album from Woman Student at Connecticut Agricultural College, 1919-1923 -- with 215 Handwritten Notes, 119 Pieces of Ephemera, plus 88 Original Photographs
Large Scrapbook and photo Album from Woman Student at Connecticut Agricultural College, 1919-1923 -- with 215 Handwritten Notes, 119 Pieces of Ephemera, plus 88 Original Photographs
Large Scrapbook and photo Album from Woman Student at Connecticut Agricultural College, 1919-1923 -- with 215 Handwritten Notes, 119 Pieces of Ephemera, plus 88 Original Photographs
Large Scrapbook and photo Album from Woman Student at Connecticut Agricultural College, 1919-1923 -- with 215 Handwritten Notes, 119 Pieces of Ephemera, plus 88 Original Photographs

Large Scrapbook and photo Album from Woman Student at Connecticut Agricultural College, 1919-1923 -- with 215 Handwritten Notes, 119 Pieces of Ephemera, plus 88 Original Photographs

Scrapbook Album

[Women Education] Scrapbook from woman student at Connecticut Agricultural College, 1919-1923. Filled with 215 handwritten notes and signatures from classmates; 119 pieces of ephemera, including mailed letters, greeting cards, ticket stubs, and newspaper clippings; and 88 original silver gelatin print photographs of various sizes, from 1 x 1 inch to 3 x 5 inches. 62 pages. Original blue boards. 12.5 x 17 inches. University seal printed in center of front cover. Front cover personalized with original owner’s name printed in bottom right corner “Marion V. Toole ‘23”. Filled with images and ephemera from the Conn. Ag. College campus (now the University of Connecticut) located in Storrs, CT.

Filled with photographs of friends and classmates around campus and at the dormitories. Photographs of Whitney Hall dormitory and residents, labelled “Whitney Hall tribe,” Koons Hall, and nearby bodies of water. Other campus activities are also photographed such as sledding, a co-ed Basketball team, swimming, and a tug-of-war tradition—the “Freshman-Sophomore Rope Pull.” Photographs of young men practicing military drills in a field; in the early days after WWI, military preparedness remained an issue of national concern. Other photos of local travel to Springfield, MA; Sachem’s Head (on the Connecticut Coast); Kingston, Rhode Island; and the “Eastern State Exposition.” Also have photos of doctors at New Haven Hospital—perhaps a photo of a friend or former classmate.

215 signatures, notes, and autographs from friends and classmates. Most contain a short line or two on shared memories, friendship, or future plans. “You’re all right Marion, and I wont’ forget it in a hurry.” Many of the notes are from dormitory friends and include inside references to rules regarding their communal living: “Here’s to my roomie who goes to dinner and supper late. (I wonder why? I’ll never tell)”. “Oh girls! Put on the lights. There’s something on my bed. 1AM.” “Lights out at 10:15 PM and breakfast at 6:45 AM.” The dormitory was evidently a strict place with many rules, as there is even a typed note included, addressed to residents of a women’s dormitory regarding tidiness: “The girls rooms must be kept neat and tidy if the condition of the rooms does not improve daily inspection will be necessary.”

Unique and diverse ephemera from all aspects of a college student’s academic life and extracurricular activities. Report card with coursework in Military Sc. & Drill, English, Zoology, Home Ec., and Phys. Ed. Many items from clubs or extracurricular groups in which Marion Toole participated: Green felt clover for 4-H; metal pin from the Boys and Girls Club; 1920 Membership Card for American Red Cross, Third Red Cross Roll Call; Shakespeare Club. Numerous ticket stubs and receipts. Cutting with panoramic view of the historic campus in the 1920s; Valentine’s and Christmas Cards; programs; and sentimental items such as a ribbon from a special box of chocolates. Includes schedules and newspaper clippings regarding football games against Boston University, U Mass, Holy Cross, and Rhode Island. UConn was founded in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural School; women began attending classes just 10 years later, in 1891, and were officially admitted in 1893. In 1899, the name changed to Connecticut Agricultural College; and in 1939, the college became the University of Connecticut. A few pages with tears or small losses at edges. In very good condition.

Item #17119

Price: $725.00