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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Sarah Blue collection MSS.0177

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-12-06T17:13-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012
Collection Title:

Sarah Blue collection

Unit ID:

MSS.0177

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet 1 book; 18 items

Dates:

1894-circa 1915

Abstract:

A collection of items, most of them relative to the 1915 high school graduation of Sarah Blue of Union Springs, Alabama, including a keepsake book, “My Golden School Days.”

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a miscellany of items, most of them relating to the school days and, especially, the 1915 graduation of Sarah, of Union Springs, Alabama, High School. Among these items are several personal cards, presumably from Ms. Blue’s classmates, some of them inscribed with messages to her, a graduation announcement and program, a newspaper clipping reviewing a “graduation comedy” performed by a cast of which Ms. Blue played the leading role, and a keepsake book entitled “My Golden School Days,” most of the inscriptions in which are in a single hand, presumably Ms. Blue’s. The collection also includes three photographic portraits of unidentified individuals, and a letter of reference from Charles M. Cocke of Hollins Institute, Roanoke, Virginia, for Lucy Feagin as a teacher of elocution, dated 3 July 1894.

Preferred Citation:

Sarah Blue collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Cather & Brown Books, 1989 ; purchased by C&B from Feagi

Biographical/Historical note

Union Springs, Bullock County, Alabama schoolgirl.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

Unknown; updated by Andrew Harris, 2012

Source(s)

Blue , Sarah (local)

Alabama (localbroad)

Bullock County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Education (localbroad)

Education--Alabama (lcsh)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Memorabilia (aat)

Personal correspondence (aat)

Photographs (aat)

Students (localbroad)

Women (localbroad)

Sarah Blue collection Box 3117