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Eleanor Reeves scrapbook


Held at: Drexel University: Archives and Special Collections [Contact Us]W. W. Hagerty Library, 3300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Eleanor Edmunds Reeves attended the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry from 1931 to 1934. She began the four-year Home Economics course before moving to the Institute’s two-year Secretarial course in 1932.

Formerly of Cape May, N.J., Reeves was an active member of the YWCA at Drexel. She had a broad range of interest in the Institute and saved clippings which pertained to sports, theater, ROTC, and class officer notifications. The scrapbook gives no hint of her future plans, family, or prospective occupation once she graduated.

The collection consists of Eleanor Edmunds Reeves’s scrapbook, which dates approximately from 1930-1934. Ms. Reeves attended the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry during those years.

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, which document various Drexel sporting and social events, and ephemera such as train tickets, advertisements, and registration cards. The scrapbook also includes correspondence from several “Little Sisters” (incoming freshmen) who were assigned by the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) to Ms. Reeves for an introduction to the campus, and a few Institute records, such as her registration cards and an infirmary bill.

Original order has been maintained where apparent. The pages of scrapbooks have been removed from binding and individual pages placed in folders.

Purchased from online auction, 2007.

Drexel University: Archives and Special Collections
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Finding aid prepared by Gerri Mahn
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The collection is open for research use.

Collection Inventory

MC 34/1/1. Clippings: Drexel Dragons, HomeEc Exhibit, Honorary Majors, Theater, Costume.
MC 34/1/2. Clippings: Drexel Dragons, Drexel Institute, Costume, NAT Society, Scabbard and Blade, Co-Ed Debators, Army Veterinarian. Invitation: Alumni Spring Reunion.

20090850001, 1931-1934.
20090850003, 1931-1934.
MC 34/1/4. Clippings: Girl Fencers, Co-Ed Basketball, Co-Ed Archers, Tennis, Marksmanship, ROTC. Advertisement: FTD.
MC 34/1/5. Clippings: Girl's Field Hockey, ROTC. Student Schedule. Advertisement: Book, FTD. Certificates: Transcribing.
MC 34/1/6. Postcard. Sample from Inquirer Bld. Infirmary Bill. Student Schedule. Flyers: Pajama Tea, PA Railroad. Registration. Clippings: Track, Penn's Seal, Room Assignments, Dental Records.
MC 34/1/7. Clippings: Football, Baseball, Messenger Service, Basketball. Schedules: First Annual Olympic Day, Institute Day. YWCA Big and Little Sister.
MC 34/1/8. Clippings: Dragons, Promotions, Class President, Nursery School. Flyers: Jr. Pre-Jr. Prom, Big and Little Sister, YWCA, Socialist Party.
MC 34/1/9. Correspondence: Presbyterian Church, Big and Little Sister. Clippings: Dragons, President, Theater, Staff. Student Schedule.
MC 34/1/10. Clippings: Graduation, Theater. Registration.
MC 34/1/11. Scrap Book Cover. Clippings: Athletics, President, Queen of the Laurel. Correspondence.

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