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Virginia Clay McClure papers , 1910-1913

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Processed by Jennifer Queen in November 2006 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Eric Weig

Title

Virginia Clay McClure papers

Date

1910-1913

Repository

University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

1993ua001: [identification of item], Virginia Clay McClure papers , University of Kentucky Archives.

Extent

0.37 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Abstract

The Virginia Clay McClure papers include a diary/scrapbook, a photograph album, and other assorted photographs related to Virginia Clay McClure's time as an undergraduate at the University of Kentucky from 1910-1912.

Biography/History

Virginia Clay McClure graduated from the University of Kentucky with an A.B. from the College of Arts and Sciences, 1912. She was vice-president of her senior undergraduate class, a member of Y.W.C.A. and President from 1911-1912, a reporter for the Idea, editorial staff for the Kentuckian, and a student assistant in German. McClure received her M.A. degree from UK in 1928, and later returned to UK to earn her Ph. D., making her the first woman to earn a Ph.D. at UK in 1934. She was a teacher for over 25 years at schools in Middlesboro, Paducah, Cynthiana, and Henry Clay high schools, and retired from teaching in 1959. She died in 1980 at the age of 91.

Scope and Content

The Virginia Clay McClure papers include a diary/scrapbook, a photograph album, and other assorted photographs related to Virginia Clay McClure's time as an undergraduate at the University of Kentucky from 1910-1912. The scrapbook includes clippings, small artifacts, programs and invitations, but the bulk of the material is McClure's many personal writings; it follows this experience from her junior through her senior year, 1910-1912. The loose scrapbook items were stuffed in the front of the album and were removed to folders. The photograph album also seems to document this same relevant time period and includes photographs of her classmates many of whom are identified and also mentioned in her scrapbook. It also includes Arbor Day photographs and women playing basketball among other casual snapshots. The loose photographs include pictures of Virginia Clay McClure, classmates at the University of Kentucky, and class trips and events that Virginia attended.

Subjects

  • Scrapbooks.
  • McClure, Virginia Clay, 1889-1980.
  • University of Kentucky.
  • Lexington (Ky.)
  • Women -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
  • Students -- Kentucky -- Lexington.

Collection Inventory

Scrapbook
[box: 1]
Loose scrapbook materials
[box: 2, folder: 1-2]
Photograph album
[box: 2, folder: 3]
4 women
[box: 3, item: 1] browse
a woman standing outside in coat and hat
[box: 3, item: 2] browse
"Mat, Isabel, Mary" a coal camp, people standing on and around railroad tracks
[box: 3, item: 3] browse
2 women standing outside
[box: 3, item: 4] browse
a woman standing by fence with a house in the background
[box: 3, item: 5] browse
7 men and women at a coal camp sitting on the side of a large mound
[box: 3, item: 6] browse
7 men and women at a coal camp (appears to be the same people as item #6) sitting on the side of a large mound
[box: 3, item: 7] browse
"Philip, Isabel, Mildred, Mat, Mary" 7 men and women (appear to be the same people as item #6 and #7) at a coal camp with buildings in the background
[box: 3, item: 8] browse
7 men and women (appear to be the same people as item #6 and #7) at a coal camp with buildings in the background
[box: 3, item: 9] browse
"Mat, Isabel, Mary" a coal camp with 2 people at the edge of picture
[box: 3, item: 10] browse
"Philip, Isabel, Mildred, Mat Jr, Mary" 7 men and women at a coal camp sitting on the side of a large mound
[box: 3, item: 11] browse
7 men and women at a coal camp sitting on the side of a large mound
[box: 3, item: 12] browse
"Mat, Isabel, Mary" a nature scene with water and rock formations
[box: 3, item: 13] browse
3 women sitting in a hay stack
[box: 3, item: 14] browse
a snow scene, with a building in the background
[box: 3, item: 15] browse
"At Rest" soldiers standing with men and women watching them
[box: 3, item: 16] browse
young man wearing a suit and standing on the walkway to a house
[box: 3, item: 17] browse
"W.J. Callison Furniture Store" exterior of the building
[box: 3, item: 18] browse
"Marching into line" troops marching
[box: 3, item: 19] browse
"Back to town" men and women standing on either side of railroad tracks watching something in the distance
[box: 3, item: 20] browse
"Passing in review" troops marching and standing in formation, horses, tents, and civilians off in the distance
[box: 3, item: 21] browse
postcard, a baby sitting in a baby carriage holding a newspaper
[box: 3, item: 22] browse
postcard with a decorative border, a baby sitting in a baby carriage
[box: 3, item: 23] browse
2 men and 3 women standing on a rock formation
[box: 3, item: 24] browse
a woman in graduation cap and gown
[box: 3, item: 25] browse
a woman in graduation cap and gown (appears to be the same woman as in item #25)
[box: 3, item: 26] browse
a group of women sitting on the steps of a building
[box: 3, item: 27] browse
2 women and a man sitting in a boat out in the water
[box: 3, item: 28] browse
2 women sitting in the grass
[box: 3, item: 29] browse
3 women sitting on the grass with houses in the background
[box: 3, item: 30] browse
2 women and a man, photograph is a little blurry
[box: 3, item: 31] browse
"Sophomore girls Flag Rush (on front of postcard) Thursday Afternoon Dear Mother: Are some of you sick or what is the matter? I have been looking for a letter since Tuesday, and I am so disappointed. I thought I'd be sure to get one this afternoon. I am going to the library to read history, and I'd much rather do something else. I hope you are all well. Write to me right away-Lovingly, Virgie To: Mrs. J.E. McClure Mt. Sterling, Kentucky R.R. #4 (on back of postcard)" 11 women standing in a row wearing white dresses
[box: 3, item: 32] browse
a woman standing in front of a building wearing graduation cap and gown (appears to be the same woman as in image #25 and #26)
[box: 3, item: 33] browse
back view of 2 women
[box: 3, item: 34] browse
a woman standing outside in front of a bush
[box: 3, item: 35] browse
postcard, a baby in a baby carriage
[box: 3, item: 36] browse
a woman and a man who is holding 2 small children
[box: 3, item: 37] browse
a group of women standing against a building
[box: 3, item: 38] browse
a woman in graduation cap and gown (appears to be the same woman as in item #25, #26, and #33)
[box: 3, item: 39] browse
an older woman and a baby sitting in chairs in the yard
[box: 3, item: 40] browse
11 women sitting in a line with letters on the souls of their shoes which spells out "RAVEN SOCIETY"
[box: 3, item: 41] browse
12 women standing behind a small wall so that only their heads are showing
[box: 3, item: 42] browse
2 women standing outside
[box: 3, item: 43] browse
3 women and 1 man sitting down outside together
[box: 3, item: 44] browse
"The Governor's Speech" off in the distance troops are lined up
[box: 3, item: 45] browse
a woman standing outside next to a stone wall
[box: 3, item: 46] browse
a nature scene with 2 people in a boat off in the distance
[box: 3, item: 47] browse
a man and woman standing together outside
[box: 3, item: 48] browse
a large tent set up outside
[box: 3, item: 49] browse
a woman standing outside holding her hat and a flower
[box: 3, item: 50] browse
a woman and man walking along a path
[box: 3, item: 51] browse
2 women sitting in the yard outside a house
[box: 3, item: 52] browse
a woman standing outside
[box: 3, item: 53] browse
a woman standing outside next to a tree
[box: 3, item: 54] browse
3 women standing on a fence
[box: 3, item: 55] browse
3 women sitting on a stone wall
[box: 3, item: 56] browse
3 women sitting on the grass next to the road
[box: 3, item: 57] browse
houses in the background
[box: 3, item: 58] browse
2 women standing next to a tree
[box: 3, item: 59] browse
2 women (appear to be the same women as in image #59) standing next to a tree
[box: 3, item: 60] browse
2 women standing next to a tree
[box: 3, item: 61] browse
2 women walking outside and laughing
[box: 3, item: 62] browse