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Elizabeth McLaughlin Smith Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0322

Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth McLaughlin Smith Scrapbook dates from 1927 to 1931 and is un-annotated. It has a large black cover with white polka dots and green binding. Its title, Scrapbook, is featured in numerous contrasting colors. It contains event programs including the 1931 Commencement Baccalaureate Sermon, the 1931 Commencement Exercise, Class Day, and the 1929 Grand Opera. The Scrapbook also contains news clippings, correspondence, invitations, notes, greeting cards, dried flowers, ribbons, receipts, party memorabilia, college documents, and other materials such as a paper doily, a feather, and embroidery: "1931" in white yarn on red fabric. Also included are Student Handbooks for the 1928 - 1929 and 1930 - 1931 academic years.

Dates

  • 1927 - 1931

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

Elizabeth McLaughlin Smith of Raleigh, NC was a student at the North Carolina College for Women (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro), graduating in 1931 with a Bachelor's degree in History. She was a Dikean Marshal, Class Representative to Legislature, and Senior Class President.

Extent

1.32 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Elizabeth McLaughlin Smith was a student at the North Carolina College for Women, graduating in 1931 with a Bachelor's degree in History. She was a Dikean Marshal, Class Representative to Legislature, and Senior Class President.

The Elizabeth McLaughlin Smith Scrapbook dates from 1927 to 1931 and contains news clippings, event programs, invitations, correspondence, greeting cards, college documents, embroidery, and other materials and memorabilia.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from Classed Archives in September 2008.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Andrea Cole, May 2010
Title
Elizabeth McLaughlin Smith Scrapbook
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