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Katherine Yoder Scharrer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0212

Scope and Contents

The Katherine Yoder Scharrer Papers date from 1923 to 1977 and primarily consists of correspondence to Scharrer from her husband Andrew (Andy) Scharrer and her mother Emily Manetta Asbury Yoder.

Although most of the correspondence is personal in nature, the letters provide insight into campus and national events. Julius I. Foust (1856-1946) was president of the campus while Katherine was a student and an employee. In Katherine's January 13, 1924 letter she says, "I find that the college girls can not go driving on Sunday except with members of their own family because of the college authorities." Her February 25, 1924 letter discusses the "Tacky Party" given by the senior class in honor of the faculty. She writes about having her hair bobbed, which was a style popular during the 1920's. In Katherine's April 1, 1924 letter, she talks about the upcoming commencement and two summer sessions. She also complains that the "old maids" (presumably the earlier graduating classes coming back to visit) irritated the current students.

Andrew makes an important announcement concerning the campus in his May 23, 1924 letter: "Went to the movies last night and they had a small sketch showing your college in regards to raising funds. It showed a number of students and I looked for you but could not find you!" The campaign he mentions was the fundraiser for a student-alumnae non-academic activity building. In Andrew's letter dated July 1, 1924 (which was a presidential election year), he talks about the convention and having to leave when the 29th ballot was being counted.

Dates

  • 1923 - 1977

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

Katherine Yoder Scharrer was a member of the graduating class of 1922 at the North Carolina College for Women (NCCW), now known as UNCG. In her final year as a student, she was the Adelphian Vice-President and was involved with International Relations and the Education Club. She earned her bachelor's degree in education on June 6, 1922. In October 1922, she began work at the library on campus as an assistant in charge of documents; one year later she was working at the circulation desk.

Scharrer continued to work at the library until 1924, when she returned home to Linville, North Carolina to wed Andrew (Andy) Scharrer on November 27, 1924. Katherine and Andy, a bookkeeper from Charlotte, NC, originally made their home in Charlotte but later moved to Miami, Florida. Katherine's mother, Emily Manetta Asbury Yoder, was a member of the class of 1896 at the State Normal and Industrial School, now UNCG.

Extent

0.60 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Katherine Yoder Scharrer was a member of the graduating class of 1922 at the North Carolina College for Women (NCCW), now known as UNCG. This collection dates from 1923 to 1977 and primarily consists of correspondence to Scharrer from her husband Andrew (Andy) Scharrer and her mother Emily Manetta Asbury Yoder.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Margaret Weiner, April 1999, and Joseph Yoder, July 2003.

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Processing Information

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Katherine Yoder Scharrer Papers
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eng

Repository Details

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

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