I’ll soon be meeting with Conservation staff to discuss the preservation issues surrounding a few collections I’ve cataloged recently, including this one, a scrapbook I felt I had to catalog before it absolutely fell to pieces.

Nan Rothholz began this scrapbook during World War II, when she served as a member of the National Jewish [...]

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Honeymooning with the Cowpers

On February 13, 2012 By

On April 17, 1909, Frederick Augustus Grant Cowper married Mary Octavine Thompson. Frederick became Professor of Romance Languages at Trinity College (now Duke University), while Mary (who earned a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Chicago) became a suffragette, helping to organize the North Carolina League of Women Voters in 1920. Both Continue Reading

Scrapbooking for Victory

On November 11, 2010 By

“Every Girl Pulling for Victory.”  “Back Up the Boys.”  “Keep Him Smiling!”  “Morale is Winning the War.”

These chipper slogans grace the 20 posters, handbills, brochures, stickers, song lyrics, newspaper ads, and cartoons found in a United [...]

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Calling All Campers!

On June 4, 2010 By

These days are filled with happiness,
Encouragement, and zest.
Companionship we never lack,
Or chance to play—or rest;
No silly rules there are, and yet,
No doubt of loving care.
Each girl has opportunities
To serve, enjoy, and share.

—From a 1917 brochure about Camp Teconnet

In 2008, [...]

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Happy 2010!

On January 1, 2010 By


This lovely album card from Mary J. Horton’s scrapbook album perfectly expresses our sentiments for you, dear readers, on this first day of this new decade.

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