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Ellen M. Bush Scrapbooks

Identifier: MSS 0354

Scope and Contents

The first scrapbook contains items dating from 1946-1947. It contains University programs and forms, photographs, hand-drawn drawings, advertising memorabilia, tickets, cards and invitations. The second book dates from 1947-1950. It includes receipts, clippings, tickets, drawings, newspaper clippings, graded papers, photographs, letters, Class Day Program of 1948, Commencement Program of 1950, Class Day Program of 1950 and the Baccalaureate Sermon of 1950.


  • 1946 - 1950


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

Ellen Mark Bush of Charleston, West Virginia, attended the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG) from 1946 to 1950. She was a member of the Adelphian Society. During her freshman year she was in the Playlikers and the Square Circle. During her sophomore year she was a member of the Playlikers, Square Circle and Masqueraders. During her junior year she was a member of the Playlikers, the Square Circle, the Masqueraders and a Proctor. Her senior year she was a member of the Playlikers, World Federalist, the Square Circle, Masqueraders, the YWCA, Pine Needles and Wardrobe Mistress. She graduated in 1950 with a A.B. in History.


0.86 Linear Feet

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Ellen Mark Bush of Charleston, West Virginia, attended The Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG) from 1946-1950.

The scrapbook, annotated throughout in pencil and black ink, includes hand-drawn illustrations, University programs, photographs, clippings, cards and correspondence.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from UNCG 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