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Mary Elizabeth Ewing Scrapbook, 1920-1922

Collection Overview

Title: Mary Elizabeth Ewing Scrapbook, 1920-1922

ID: OGLMC/1516

Creator: Ewing, Mary Elizabeth (1900-1991)

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/00/2006

Languages: English [eng]


1900-1991; scrapbook documenting her time as a student at UND, 1920-1923

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Mary Elizabeth Ewing Scrapbook is dark brown, measuring 16.6" x 12" and bearing the title "The University of North Dakota Memory Book" on its cover-page. An ownership tag on the second page identifies it as the property of Mary Elizabeth Ewing, and states she was a member of the Class of 1923 and a resident of Larimore Hall.

The next eight pages contain information about Mary's friends, including their names, dates of their signatures, hometowns, birthdates, nicknames, class years, etc. (space was provided for photographs, but only two friends are actually pictured). Following are several pages for recording information about varsity sports, all of them left blank except for the sections for football and basketball. Additional entries were made under the headings "Societies", "Stunts, Spreads, Parties, etc.", "College, Class, and Social Functions", "My Favorites", and "The Faculty." On a page marked "Dormitories at U.N.D.", Mary mounted pictures of Corwin-Larimore and Sayre Halls, as well as Macnie and Budge Halls. The next two pages contain photographs of the Main Building (formerly located between Merrifield and Twamley; now the site of the Eternal Flame), Science Hall (demolished), University Commons (now Montgomery Hall), and the old Library Building (now used for administration).

The remainder of the book contains various photographs, notes, programs, and other items of memorabilia. It appears that many more items were part of the scrapbook at one point, but have since been lost.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Lee Bucich (relative of Mary Elizabeth Ewing), Pacific Grove, California

Acquisition Method: Donation; 2007-2881

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Mary Elizabeth Ewing Scrapbook. OGLMC 1516. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid added to Archon in January 2014.

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