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Gladys Stone album

 Unprocessed Material — Ledger: 1
Identifier: ViU-2019-0152

Content Description

Photo album and scrapbook of Gladys Stone (ownership inscription on front leaf) of her time at Randolf-Macon Woman's College, founded in 1891 in Lynchburg, Va. 71 leaves, 56 filled, with photos and ephemera affixed on both rectos and versos. 82 photos include an African American worker, "Uncle Harry," a student in blackface, evocative images from 1914 Field Day and May Day, Commencement, the inauguration of President William Alexander Webb, individual images of nine sorority houses and various concerts, performances, and group shots on campus. Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize Winner Pearl Buck graduated from the college in 1914 (as Pearl Sydenstricker with her residence noted as China) -- her name appears in three of the documents in the album. In the program for 19193 Thanksgiving Dinner, where she gives the Alma Mater toast; in the Commencement Program twice (as President of the Franklin Literary Society and under the list of graduates); and in a 1913-1914 list of officers, faculty, and students where next to her name someone (presumably Stone) has written the Greek letters of her sorority, Kappa Delta.

Acquisition Type



Purchased, 12 April 2019.

Restrictions Apply


Use Restrictions

Scrapbook is in fragile condition--handle with care.


  • Creation: 1913 - 1914


0.15 Cubic Feet (1 scrapbook)