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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Bryn Mawr College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Rebecca Fordyce Gayton attended Bryn Mawr from 1912-1916. She received her AB in Psychology and Politics and Economics. She co-authored a novel, "Murder in the Cellar," which was published in 1931. She was at various times president of the Youngstown, Phio branches of the League of Women Voters and the AAUW, a member of the Women's Board of the Toungstown Hospital Association, and a trustee of the Toungstown Public Library. She was also a longtime member of the Scribbler's Club. Rebecca Gayton died in 1964.
The Rebecca Fordyce (Gayton) scrapbook contains the one volume scrapbook of Rebecca Fordyce, Bryn Mawr class of 1916. The scrapbook details Fordyce's years at Bryn Mawr, from 1912 to 1916, with the bulk of the material being from 1912 to 1913.
The scrapbook is comprised of one volume. It contains the usual memorabilia, such as notes from friends, school dance memorabilia, and various official BMC materials. Notably, the scrapbook contains several "sensational" newspaper articles from the time period regarding Bryn Mawr, as well as BMC directories, as well as some articles and notes dealing with the 1913 flood in Youngstown, Ohio. It also contains a very small amount of memorabilia from a trip to Panama in 1913. Some other items of interest are the 1912 and 1914 Finding Lists; the 1916 Graduation program; the 1916 class song; a syllabus from 1st year English Literature (1912-13); a photo of Taylor; envelop of clippings re: May Day '14; and a piece of crepe paper decoration and two tiny stockings from a dorm Christmas party.
Fordyce's scrapbook primarily consists of typical Bryn Mawr memorabilia, but as noted above, there are some unique elements. This book is fragile, but able to be used casually. Its assortment of materials would be of value to those interested in Bryn Mawr during the early twentieth century.
- Bryn Mawr College
- Finding Aid Author
- Cassidy Gruber Baruth
- Finding Aid Date
- June 20, 2017
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)