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Ida Kenney Risque Harper scrapbook, 1921-1925

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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


Ida Kenney Risque Harper scrapbook




University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

1986ua001: [identification of item], Ida Kenney Risque Harper scrapbook, University of Kentucky Archives.


0.22 cubic feet (2 boxes)


Personal mementos and photographs that belonged to Ida Kenney Risque Harper, a 1925 UK graduate.


Ida Kenney Risque Harper was a student at the University of Kentucky from 1921-1925. She was a member of the Lambda Alpha chapter of Chi Omega Women's Fraternity, the Strollers, the Rifle Club (1923), and Su-Ky Circle. She graduated in 1925 with an A.B. degree majoring in Arts/Education and went on to become a high school teacher. She married Henry Alexander Harper on December 26, 1928.

Scope and Content

The Ida Kenney Risque Harper scrapbook includes pages previously contained in a scrapbook. The pages were disbound for preservation purposes. The scrapbook contains items related to Harper's student life at the University of Kentucky during the years 1921-1925. It includes dance invitations and dance cards, theatre programs, some correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Many of the items relate to Ida Kenney Risque Harper's involvement in the Lambda Alpha chapter of Chi Omega Women's Fraternity. Of note, there are several citations from the Woman's Self Government Association indicating rules that Harper had broken. The photographs predominantly consist of plays during the 1920s.


  • Harper, Ida Kenney Risque, 1871?-1958.
  • University of Kentucky.
  • Chi Omega Women's Fraternity.
  • Lexington (Ky.)
  • Women -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
  • Students -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
  • Theatrical productions -- Kentucky -- Lexington.

User Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Scrapbook pages 1921-1925
[box: 1, folder: 1-5]
"Enchanted Cottage (play) at the Romany Theater, Jim Cogar and Kenney Harper" circa 1924
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The "Enchanted Cottage (play) circa 1924
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The Mikada (play) "This is the picture of the play I was in - maybe you can get a better idea of what it was like by this." circa 1924
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"The Doll's House" (play) circa 1924
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Five women: "1. Louise Burks 2. Ida Kenney Risque 3. Margaret Chenault 4. Betty Barbour 5. Frances Ripy" circa 1924
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Group of unidentified men circa 1924
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Unidentified man circa 1924
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Construction? on a building circa 1924
[box: 2, item: 8] browse