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Bertha Armenta Drew Harris Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0152

Scope and Contents

The Bertha Armenta Drew Harris Papers date from 1919 to 1928. The collection contains personal correspondence, loose leaves of Harris' diary, class notes, English writing assignments, and other materials such as event programs and invitations. The correspondence are predominately written to Harris from a certain Benjamin Rice Lacey, while the others are from a friend and a woman writing in regards to the North Carolina College for Women. Harris' Diary contains entries dating from September 12, 1919 to December 9, 1920. In it are glued memorabilia items such as correspondence, invitations, events programs, newspaper clippings, candy wrappers, and course registration cards. Harris' English writing assignments date from the 1919-1920 academic year and consist of outlines and drafts of works entitled My Biography and The Farm Problem: How Women May Help to Solve It. Harris' instructor for these assignments was a Miss Dora M. Robinson. The remainders of her class notes are largely undated and appear to cover the areas of pyschology, history, and genetics. Other miscelleanous items within the collection include an event program, regisration card, notes, and a Cornelian Literary Society invitation.

Dates

  • 1919 - 1928

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Bertha Armenta Drew Harris of Raleigh, North Carolina was a student of the North Carolina college for Women (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro), graduating in 1923 with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts. During her time as a student at the college, Harris was a member of the Cornelian Society, the House of Representatives, Spanish Club, and French Club. She was also a Class Critic and a Proctor.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Bertha Armenta Drew Harris was a student of the North Carolina College for Women, graduating in 1923 with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts, Among her college activities, Harris was a member of the Cornelian society, Spanish Club, and French Club.

The Bertha Armenta Drew Harris papers date from 1919 to 1928. The collection consists of personal correspondence materials, Harris' diary, English writing assignments, class notes, and other materials.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Hayes McNeill in April and May, 1999.

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Processing Information

Processed by Andrea Cole, July, 2010.
Title
Bertha Armenta Drew Harris Papers
Author
Archives staff
Date
01/20/2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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