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May Day Pageant Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0349

Scope and Contents

The Scrapbook is a black photo book titled, State Normal College. It chiefly contains photographs of the 1912 May Day Pageant, as well as other photos featuring people and campus scenes.


  • Other: circa 1912


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

The Scrapbook was prepared by Laura McAllester, who was a faculty member of the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro), teaching Physical Culture. Along with Eva P. Washburne, McAllester trained all of the dancers for the 1912 May Day Pageant.

The Scrapbook was a gift of Edith C. Haight. Haight was a member of the graduating class of 1915. While attending the college, Haight was a member of the Adelphian Society, Dramatic Club, and the Champion Baseball Team. She also served as the Vice President and Treasurer of the Athletic Association, Treasurer and Cabinet Member of the Y.W.C.A., and was an Annual Editor and Magazine Editor.


0.76 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook box)

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The Scrapbook was prepared by Laura McAllester, Physical Culture instructor, and was a gift of Edith C. Haight, graduating class of 1915.

The Scrapbook contains photographs of the 1912 May Day Pageant, as well as other photos featuring people and campus scenes.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Edith C. Haight (Class of 1915), Transferred from Classed Archives in September 2008.

Related Materials

For more information on the May Day Pageant, see the Vertical Files at the University Archives.

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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