Item #19020 Brown University Woman's Schooling Scrapbook Archive during World War II. Women's Education Brown University.
Brown University Woman's Schooling Scrapbook Archive during World War II
Brown University Woman's Schooling Scrapbook Archive during World War II
Brown University Woman's Schooling Scrapbook Archive during World War II

Brown University Woman's Schooling Scrapbook Archive during World War II

Brown University, Women's Education

Archive

[Women's Education] Young Boston woman's personal unbound scrapbook archive, with information about her Brown University scholarship. 10 oversize pages, unbound, each 16" x 12" pages, decorated with 27 pieces of ephemera and 5 silver gelatin photographs. No covers, Circa 1940s. These pieces belong to one Lois Paradise, a high school senior in 1946 who attended Boston's Girls Latin School during a turbulent period in American history. She collected mementos from various points during her final year, documenting everything from her Red Cross Home Nursing certification cards to opera handbills. She pasted in a column by Ernie Pyle about World War II, as well as various class songs and poems. Lois received a prestigious full tuition scholarship to Brown University's Pembroke College; the notification letters are pasted beside an announcement in her local paper. Also included are newspaper clippings acknowledging her friends' acceptances to Boston University and Radcliffe. The photographs paint a vibrant picture of Lois' social life. Her friends dress up, cradling baby dolls and stuffed animals; they stand shoulder to shoulder and grin at the camera. An inscription reads: "Baby day." Quite a few entries are accompanied with such captions, usually providing brief identifications of place, date, and event. Very interesting archive of a young girl making her way in World War II -era America. Unbound, edges are uneven. Missing some pieces of ephemera,and a few loose. Overall fair to good condition.

Item #19020

Price: $225.00