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Olive Allen Notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0334

Scope and Contents

Notebook One is titled, Composition Book, with an annotated title reading, English Notes. The Notebook contains writings on William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, including character analyses, plot evaluation, and notes regarding European history. Notebook Two is titled, Laboratory Manual of General Chemistry, with an annotated title reading, Olive Allen, Lab I. The Notebook contains text under the headings, Apparatus for Each Locker, Apparatus for General Use, Chemicals: Estimates for a Class of Twenty, Rules and Suggestions for the Laboratory, Model for taking Notes, Abbreviations, Table of Elements, Symbols and Names, Solutions for Reagents and Analysis, and Index of Experiments. Allen's notations begin with Experiment # 4 and continue with a few gaps throughout. Some of the notations appear to be graded and critiqued by an instructor.

Dates

  • 1903

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. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Olive Allen of Vance County, North Carolina was a student of the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro), graduating in 1903. Allen wrote her Representative Essay on Sowers.

Extent

0.12 Linear Feet (2 scrapbook boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Olive Allen was a student of the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College, graduating in 1903.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from Classed Archives in September 2008.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed by Andrea Cole, June 2010 Encoded by Andrea Cole, June 2010

Creator

Title
Olive Allen Notebooks
Author
Andrea Cole
Date
2010
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

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246