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Celeste Royster Thompson Happy Hour scrapbook, 1929

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2012ua028Thompson, Celeste Happy Hour scrapbookGuide to the Celeste Thompson Happy Hour scrapbook, 1929-1930 2012ua028Deana Thomas; Ruth E. BryanUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2013 Sept. 23Special Collections Research CenterUniversity of Kentucky LibrariesMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky 40506-0039URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-09-06 10:49:13 -0400.Describing Archives: A Content Standard English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Celeste Royster Thompson Happy Hour scrapbook Crosby, Celeste Thompson 2012ua028 2738 0.33 Cubic Feet 1 flat box, 1 slim document box, and 1 oversize folder 1929-1930 The Celeste Thompson Happy Hours school scrapbook (dated 1929-1930; 0.33 cubic feet, 2 boxes and 1 folder) documents Thompson's freshman year and student life at the University of Kentucky (UK), particularly her participation in Chi Omega, a campus sorority. Biographical note Celeste Royster Thompson Crosby was born October 11, 1911, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Arlene Worthington and Clifton Lewis Thompson. She had two siblings: Clifton Lewis Thompson, Jr., and Elizabeth Thompson. Her family lived at 347 Linden Walk until they moved to a newly-built house at 141 South Hanover St. in 1927.Thompson was a member of Henry Clay High School's first graduating class in 1929. She attended the University of Kentucky (UK) from 1929 to 1934. While at UK, she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority and majored in Botany. In 1936, she studied landscape architecture at Cornell University. Thompson married John Peirce Crosby on December 18, 1937. After her studies, she worked as a landscape architect in Louisville with Mary Louise Speed and then in her own practice in Lexington. During World War II, she worked with the hemp seed program at the seed-testing lab at the UK Experiment Station. During the 1970s, Thompson worked as a bus tour guide in Lexington, especially covering horse farms.Thompson was a member and officer of several social and civic clubs including; the Junior League, Garden Club of Lexington (President, 1957), Garden Club of Kentucky (second Vice President, 1959-1960), the Fayette Rose and Garden Club, the book club, and the bridge club. Thompson had a passion for gardening and volunteered to help establish the garden at Ashland, the home of Henry Clay. She also was a member of Christ Church Cathedral. She served as chair for her 50th high school class reunion in 1979Thompson passed away July 7, 1993. Scope and Contents The Celeste Thompson Happy Hours school scrapbook (dated 1929-1930; 0.33 cubic feet, 2 boxes and 1 folder) documents Thompson's freshman year and student life at the University of Kentucky (UK), particularly her participation in Chi Omega, a campus sorority. Materials include her class schedule; a letter to her beaux Bill from his friend Bud discussing, among other topics, Bill's former girlfriend's comments about Thompson dating Bill; clippings about UK Greek system activities and UK athletics, especially football; invitations to, programs, and place cards from social engagements, especially dinner dances and a Lexington Opera House playbill; illustrated bridge score tally cards; photographs, especially of people on horseback; and University of Kentucky memorabilia, including texts of school songs and a UK pennant, pasted on to the front of the scrapbook. Also includes a Centre College pin. Preferred Citation 2012ua028: [identification of item], Celeste Royster Thompson scrapbook, 1929-1930, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Conditions Governing Use Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Special Collections Research Center. Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Immediate Source of Acquisition Gift, 2012 College students -- United States -- History -- 20th century Scrapbooks -- United States. black-and-white photographs Ephemera. Women's and gender history Chi Omega Sorority. Lambda Alpha Chapter (University of Kentucky) University of Kentucky Crosby, Celeste Thompson University of Kentucky--Greek letter societies University of Kentucky--Students--Social life and customs--20th century Celeste Royster Thompson Happy Hour scrapbook1929-19301Celeste Royster Thompson Happy Hour scrapbook1929-19302Celeste Royster Thompson Happy Hour scrapbook1929-19301 Celeste Royster Thompson Happy Hour scrapbook