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Mary Dail Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0510

Scope and Contents

The Mary Dail Scrapbooks contain newsclippings and correspondence relating to her and her family. Scrapbooks are in fragile condition, with loose newsclippings, correspondence, notes, and photographs. One scrapbool has a black over and is bound with twine. The second scrapbook has a gree cover and is bound with twine. The scrapbooks date between 1924-1942. The collection also includes her teaching certificate from the North Carolina State Normal and Industral School for Women and a photograph.

Dates

  • 1894 - 1942

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Mary Dail (married name Mary Dail Dixon) was the first student to enroll in the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School for Women. She received her teaching certificate in 1894. She lived in Wake County and began a highly successful business baking and selling cakes. She published a cookbook on baking cakes titled "Baking Cakes with You." Many interviews and many of her recipes were published in Wake County newspapers. She was a member of the Wake County Home Demonstration Club.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (2 scrapbooks, 1 photograph, 1 State Normal and Industrial School certificate)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Mary Dail (married name Mary Dail Dixon) was the first student to enroll in the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School for Women. She received her teaching certificate in 1894. She lived in Wake County and began a highly successful business baking and selling cakes. She published a cookbook on baking cakes titled "Baking Cakes with You." Many interviews and many of her recipes were published in Wake County newspapers. She was a member of the Wake County Home Demonstration Club.

The Mary Dail Scrapbooks contain newsclippings and correspondence relating to her and her family. The scrapbooks date between 1924-1942. The collection also includes her teaching certificate from the North Carolina State Normal and Industral School for Women and a photograph.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dail Dixon in Spetember 2020.

Offensive Language Statement

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Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Stacey Krim, September 2020.

Creator

Title
Mary Dail Scrapbooks
Author
Stacey Krim
Date
2020
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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