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Mary Alice Tennent Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0359

Scope and Contents

Material from 1909 to 1922 covering compiler's years as a student at the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College and later as Assistant Registrar. Includes photographs, pictures, clippings, cards, invitations, correspondence, receipts, drawings, ribbons, fabric scraps and pressed flowers. Large collection of music and literary programs and programs for other school functions, including Graduating exercises (1912, 1916), Program of Commencement exercises (1910, 1912, 1913), "Representative essays" program (1910, 1911), Class Day exercises (1910, 1913, 1914, 1919), Founders Day program (1910, 1917).

Dates

  • 1909 - 1922

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection 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

Mary Alice Tennent (1890-1971) of Asheville, North Carolina, attended the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College (now UNCG) from 1909-1913. While a student, Mary was a member of the Y.W.C.A., Athletic Association, Hockey Team (1911), and Basketball Team (1910). She executed the duties of the Vice-President of the the Athletic Association (1912), Secretary of the Class (1910), Secretary of the Students' Council (1910-1911), and Assistant Business Manager of the State Normal Magazine (1911-1912). Mary graduated in 1913 with a Bachelor of Pedagogy.

After graduation, Mary worked as the Assistant Registrar at the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College until 1956. She also wrote a history of her family entitled, Light in Darkness: the Story of William Tennent, Sr. and the Log College. In 1971, the same year that her book was published, Mary Tennent died at the age of 81 from injuries sustained when she was struck on the head by a would be purse-snatcher.

Extent

0.33 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Mary Alice Tennent of Asheville, North Carolina, attended the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College (now UNCG) from 1909-1913.

Material from 1909 to 1922 covering compiler's years as a student at the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College and later as Assistant Registrar. Includes photographs, pictures, clippings, cards, invitations, correspondence, receipts, drawings, ribbons, fabric scraps and pressed flowers.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from Transferred from the UNCG Classed Archives in September, 2008.

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Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Jennifer Motszko, December 2008.
Title
Mary Alice Tennent Scrapbook
Author
Jennifer Motszko
Date
2008 December
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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