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Helen E. McBee Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0356

Scope and Contents

The Helen E. McBee Scrapbook consists of materials dating from 1924 to 1939. The Scrapbook was designed and illustrated by Elizabeth Colborne and published by The Reilly and Lee Company of Chicago. It contains photographs, sentiments from classmates, pressed leaves, collages, term report cards, correspondence, invitations, musical event programs, ribbons, newspaper clippings, exams, course registration cards, party memorabilia, holiday greeting cards, announcements, and other memorabilia. It also contains a copy of the 1928-29 Student Handbook, 1929 Commencement Exercises Program, and 1926 May Day Fete Program.


  • 1924 - 1939


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

Helen E. McBee of Bakersville, North Carolina was a student at the North Carolina College for Women (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro), graduating in 1929 with a Bachelor's degree in English. While attending the college, McBee was a member of the Cornelian Society, the Spanish Club, and Honor Roll.


0.30 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook box)

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Helen E. McBee was a student at the North Carolina College for Women, graduating in 1929 with a Bachelor's degree in English. While attending the college, McBee was a member of the Cornelian Society, the Spanish Club, and Honor Roll.

The Helen E. McBee Scrapbook dates from 1924 to 1939. Among its contents are photographs, correspondence, event programs, newspaper clippings, college documents, and other memorabilia.

Method of Acquisition

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