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Sara Lou Debnam Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0329

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook includes cards, newspaper clippings, advertising memorabilia, report cards, letters, University programs, invitations, the Class Day Program of 1948 and the Commencement Program of 1948. The scrapbook is annotated in white ink throughout.

Dates

  • 1947 - 1949

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

Sara Lou Debnam of Warrenton, Virginia, attended the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG) from 1947 to 1950. She was a member of the Cornelian Society. Her freshman year she participated in many sports including swimming, basketball, and softball. She was a member of Life Saving, the Recreation Association, Square Circle, the YWCA, the Dance Committee, and was a Carolinean Reporter. Her sophomore year she played basketball and softball and was in the Recreation Association, the Galilean Club, the Square Circle, the Daisy Chain, the Hall Elections Board and she was Rewrite Editor of the Carolinian. Her junior year she played softball and was a member of the Recreation Association, the Galilean Club, the Square Circle, Make-up Editor of the Carolinian, Class Project Chairman and Class Cheerleader. Her senior year she played softball and basketball, was a State Student Legislature Delegate, was a member of the Recreation Association, the Galilean Club, President of the Square Circle, a member of the YWCA, a Carolinian Reporter, College Cheerleader and Outstanding Senior. She graduated in 1950 with an A.B. in Mathematics.

Extent

0.40 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Sara Lou Debnam of Warrenton, Virginia, attended the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG) from 1947 to 1950.

The scrapbook, annotated throughout in white ink, contains photographs, cards, programs, telegraphs and letters.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from UNCG Classed Archives in September, 2008.

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Processing Information

Haley Childers, July, 2009
Title
Sara Lou Debnam Scrapbook
Author
Haley Childers
Date
2009
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

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