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May Shearer Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0316

Scope and Contents

The Memoirs of North Carolina College for Women scrapbook, annotated in white ink throughout, includes correspondence, clippings, photos, cards, invitations, student autographs and sentiments, postcards, advertising matter, receipts, booklets, ribbons, tickets, homework assignments, stamps, telegrams, and programs. The programs include Paramount Picture leaflets from 1922, N.C.C.M. concerts, Graduating Exercises for 1923, Baccalaureate Sermon for 1923, Vesper Service and Class Day exercises.


  • 1919 - 1923


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

May Shearer of Lenoir, North Carolina, attended the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG) from 1919-1923. Shearer was Class Treasurer her junior year, and Proctor, Community Budget Treasurer and in the House of Representatives her senior year. She was a member of the Y.W.C.A., Student Government Association and the Dikean Literary Society.


0.20 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook box)

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  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


May Shearer of Lenoir, North Carolina, attended the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG) from 1919-1923.

The scrapbook is annotated in white ink throughout, includes programs, clippings, correspondence, photos, cards, invitations, advertising matter and receipts.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from UNCG Classed Archives in September, 2008. Folder 2 of this collection contains loose pages of the scrapbook that were purchased on eBay and donated to the collection.

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Processing Information

Processed by Haley Childers, June, 2009 Encoded by Haley Childers, June, 2009

May Shearer Scrapbook
Haley Childers. Updated 2023-06-22 by Suzanne Helms.
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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