Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Esther Albright scrapbook

Abstract

The Esther Albright scrapbook (dated 1924-1925; 0.15 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises one scrapbook that documents Esther Albright's high school experience in Rawlins, Wyoming in the mid-1920s.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Esther Albright scrapbook
Creator
Albright, Esther
Extent
0.15 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Women in education.
Education
Young women -- United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Friendship.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0912: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Esther Albright scrapbook, 1924-1925, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Esther Albright (b. 1908) was born in Kansas to Charles E. Albright (1882-1962) and Clara Julia Albright (1886-1979). She worked as a teacher according to the 1930 US Census. No other biographical information available.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Esther Albright scrapbook (dated 1924-1925; 0.15 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises one scrapbook that documents Esther Albright's high school experience in Rawlins, Wyoming in the mid-1920s. In the scrapbook, Esther includes newspaper clippings, invitations, calling cards, congratulation cards, letters, patches, photographs, lists of classes taken, and written messages from friends reminiscing on their time spent together in school. Many of the clippings discuss events held by members of the senior class of 1925, including descriptions of luncheons held, plays performed, and plans for college. The letters, congratulation cards, and calling cards detail the support given Esther from family and friends for participating in and completing her high school education, and how she spent her social life during her senior year. Photographs depict her classmates and friends.
The Esther Albright scrapbook collection is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Esther Albright scrapbook, 1924-1925

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