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Ethel E. Pearson scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 137

Scope and Contents

The Ethel E. Pearson scrapbook, 1918-1922, contains newspaper clippings, programs, souvenirs, pictures, wedding invitations, pressed flowers, Valentines, Christmas cards, academic reports, tuition bills, scorecards, ticket stubs, and fellow students' autographs. The materials document Ethel’s time at Augustana and are related to the social and personal activities she was involved in between 1918 and 1922.

Dates

  • 1918-1922

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Historical Note

Ethel Elvera Pearson attended Augustana College from 1918 to 1922. A graduate of Davenport High School, she majored in biological science at Augustana. While at Augustana, Pearson was a member of the Adelphic Society, Edward Everett Debating Club, the Augustana Foreign Missionary Society, and the Senior Girl’s Club. She was a founding member of the Phi Rho sorority and was on the Class Honor Roll. She acted as the Science Club secretary and treasurer in 1921 and 1922, and the Woman’s Club treasurer in those years as well. Pearson graduated from Augustana in 1922 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and became engaged to Paul Reinertson (Augustana College class of 1921). She later taught the University High School in Normal, Illinois.

Extent

0.4 Cubic Feet (/ 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Ethel Elvera Pearson attended Augustana College from 1918 to 1922. A graduate of Davenport High School, she majored in biological science at Augustana. While at Augustana, Pearson was a member of the Adelphic Society, Edward Everett Debating Club, the Augustana Foreign Missionary Society, and the Senior Girl’s Club. She was a founding member of the Phi Rho sorority and was on the Class Honor Roll. The Ethel E. Pearson scrapbook, 1918-1922, documents Pearson's time at Augustana, including newspaper clippings, programs, souvenirs, photographs, wedding invitations, pressed flowers, Valentines, Christmas cards, academic reports, tuition bills, scorecards, ticket stubs, and fellow students' autographs.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Custodial History

This scrapbook was found in a house near Sorensen Hall and donated to Special Collections in Fall 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Helen Reinold, 2010. Revised by Atticus Garrison, May 2016.

Title
Ethel E. Pearson scrapbook, 1918-1922.
Status
Completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
May 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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