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Katherine Hobson photograph album, circa 1906

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Processed by Molly Kessinger in May 2007 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Eric Weig


Katherine Hobson photograph album


circa 1906


University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections


This collection is arranged according to its original order.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2000ua080: [identification of item], Katherine Hobson photograph album, University of Kentucky Archives.


0.26 cubic feet (2 boxes)


Photographs of University of Kentucky student life, circa 1906.


Katherine "Kitty Cat" Temple Hobson graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1906. Her thesis was "Tragedies of Euripides". She was a member of the Chi Epsilon Chi sorority, Delta Psi Alpha, Neville Literary Society, Girls' Basketball Team, and K.S.C.A.A. She was from Lexington, Kentucky.

Scope and Content

The Katherine Hobson photograph album contains images of University of Kentucky students from 1906, with particular focus on students in the class of 1906. There is a large group photograph of the Chi Epsilon Chi sorority; the same photograph appears in the 1906 yearbook. The photographs were removed from the album pages for preservation purposes. The descriptions contained within quotation marks were taken directly from the photographs or album pages.


  • Hobson, Katherine Temple.
  • University of Kentucky.
  • Lexington (Ky.)
  • Students -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
  • Women -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
  • Fraternities and sororities -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
  • Manners and customs -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
  • Photograph albums.

User Restrictions

The intellectual rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

"Chi Epsilon Chi KY University. Back Row: Katherine Temple Hopson-Martha Blessing-Ella Buckner-Louise Rodes-Anna Crenshaw-Sunshine Sweeney-Margaret Webster. Middle Row: Lucy Hutchcraft-Mary Scrugham. Bottom Row: Aubyn Chinn-Mary Rodes-Viola Lewis" 1906 Yearbook circa 1906
[box: 1, folder: 1]
Photograph album (empty), some descriptions on pages
[box: 1, folder: 2]
Photograph of a building (appears to be Experimental Station according to the 1906 yearbook)
[box: 1, folder: 3]
"Main Entrance To College" covered in snow
[box: 2, item: 1]
"Prof. Neville-our dear 'Old Jack' "; postcard, oval portrait photograph-Neville standing by a tree, gelatin silver print
[box: 2, item: 2] browse
"Prof. Neville-our dear 'Old Jack' ", gelatin silver print, portrait of Neville standing by a tree
[box: 2, item: 3] browse
2 unidentified men walking on campus
[box: 2, item: 4] browse
"Arbor day-Senior girls '06 (-Lucy and Miss [?]lsie). The girl [?] to us is my friend Eugenia McCulloch [?] to her Mary Scott and No. 6 Alice Volkman-those are my best friends in the class, [?] I like them all but one or two." 11 women standing in a line leaning on the shoulder of the person in front of them, wearing very similar outfits with ribbons tied around their waists
[box: 2, item: 5] browse
"The tamest game of cards ever recorded in Kentucky no chips nor [?] - The people around have no scared looks." 3 unidentified women playing cards, one woman is pointing a gun at another woman, 2 women in the background circa 1906
[box: 2, item: 6] browse
"Seniors of '06 Group Portrait" 11 women in a cart and on the donkey that is pulling the cart circa 1906
[box: 2, item: 7] browse
"Seniors of '06 Group Portrait" 11 women in a cart and on the donkey that is pulling the cart, as well as 1 woman standing next to donkey and 1 woman appears to be trying to push a wheel on the cart circa 1906
[box: 2, item: 8] browse
"Gym" a picture of the gymnasium building in the distance
[box: 2, item: 9] browse
Group portrait of women around canon on the lawn
[box: 2, item: 10] browse
Group portrait of women around canon on the lawn (very similar to item #10)
[box: 2, item: 11] browse
Name card of Mr. James Lane Allen in a small envelope
[box: 2, item: 12] browse
"Arbor Day '06" A large crowd of people on a lawn
[box: 2, item: 13] browse
"Arbor Day '06" Group portrait of 11 women circa 1906
[box: 2, item: 14] browse
Group portrait of 11 women standing in a line leaning on each other, post card
[box: 2, item: 15] browse
Group portrait of 11 women standing in a line leaning on each other
[box: 2, item: 16] browse
"Alice, Mary, Mary" 3 women, oval portrait postcard
[box: 2, item: 17] browse
Group portrait of women, leaning on each other in a row (a back view)
[box: 2, item: 18] browse
Group portrait at the gym; appears to be members of the University of Kentucky 1906 Girl's Gym Team
[box: 2, item: 19] browse
"X.E.X." Group portrait of 8 women sitting on the lawn
[box: 2, item: 20] browse
Group portrait of 8 women sitting on the lawn (appears to be the same photograph as item #20)
[box: 2, item: 21] browse
"This picture belongs to Isabella [?], but you may have it-Thank you. A very silly smile, but I was feeling so. ([?] K.S.C.)Group portrait of 8 women sitting on the grass with hats
[box: 2, item: 22] browse
a large group portrait, appears to have been reduced in size, postcard
[box: 2, item: 23] browse
"Gymnasium after sleet storm"
[box: 2, item: 24] browse
" [?] Henry [?]" A man sitting on a chair outside
[box: 2, item: 25] browse
"[?] Henry [?]" and unidentified woman sitting outside
[box: 2, item: 26] browse
6 unidentified women standing by a fence
[box: 2, item: 27] browse
"??? [?], Alice, Kat[?]" 4 women standing in front of a building wearing graduation cap and gown
[box: 2, item: 28] browse
"P.J.A." man walking outside with his hat in his hand
[box: 2, item: 29] browse
"???" 4 women wearing graduation cap and gown (appears to be the same women as in item #28
[box: 2, item: 30] browse
"???" 4 women sitting on lawn wearing cap and gown (appears to be the same women at in items #28 and 30)
[box: 2, item: 31] browse
"G.A.B." 3 women standing under a tree in what appear to be matching dress
[box: 2, item: 32] browse
2 women sitting outside eating, one women is feeding the other
[box: 2, item: 33] browse