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Claude Zenobia Poindexter Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0296

Scope and Contents

The My Commencement Scrapbook is mostly handwritten notes on events surrounding commencement as well as notes on gifts Poindexter received. The Scrapbook contains autographs from teachers and students of the State Normal and Industrial College. It also includes newspaper clippings of the Sermon to the Class of 1905, Class Day exercises, Diplomas Given to the Class of 1905 and the Annual Banquet of the Alumnae.


  • 1902 - 1905


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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Claude Zenobia Poindexter of Winston Salem, North Carolina, attended the State Normal and Industrial College from 1902 to 1905. Poindexter was Historian for the Decennial volume in 1902, Vice-President in 1903, Treasurer of the YWCA in 1904 and Class President in Spring 1905.


0.08 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook)

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Claude Zenobia Poindexter of Winston Salem, North Carolina, attended the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) from 1902-1905.

The scrapbook contains handwritten notes on Commencement Exercises as well as newspaper clippings of the 1905 Commencement and autographs from teachers and classmates.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from UNCG Classed Archives in September, 2008.

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Repository Details

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

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US