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Lettie Glass Collection

Identifier: MSS 0348

Scope and Contents

The Lettie Glass Scrapbook is a hand-assembled scrapbook bound with pink ribbon featuring a hand-painted floral design on its cover. It contains student photographs taken by L. Francis Hanes of the class of 1904 with handwritten captions for each. Of the 29 leaves, Lettie Glass's photograph is located on leaf number 20. Also included in the collection is Glass's diploma she had earned at the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College in 1904.


  • 1904


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

Lettie Glass of Greensboro, North Carolina was a student of the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro), graduating in 1905. While attending the college, Glass was a member of the Glee Club and was also a Marshal. She presented her graduating essay during the commencement exercises on Prison Life during the Civil War.


2.00 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook box, 1 oversized folder)

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Lettie Glass was a student of the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College, graduating in 1905. Glass was a Marshal, a member of the Glee Club, and presented her graduating essay on Prison Life during the Civil War.

The Lettie Glass Collection consists of a hand-assembled scrapbook containing student photographs taken by L. Francis Hanes of the class of 1904 with handwritten captions as well as the diploma she earned at the college.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Carolyn Hines (Class of 1936, Niece of Lettie Glass), Transferred from 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