Extent: 5.0 Scrapbooks
Predominant Dates: 1929-1934
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Scope and Contents: The Genevieve Van Houtum box contains five books relating to her student years at Wheaton College. The first is her Class of 1933 graduation diploma, displayed in blue fold-over boards. The second book is a photo album, measuring 10 x 7, featuring photos of campus staff, faculty, scenes and notable guest, such as William Pettingill, H.A. Ironside and Grace Livingston Hill. The third book is green, measuring 7.75 x 10, with a photo of Blanchard Hall pasted on. Inside are paste-ins from magazines with humorous captions written beneath. The fourth book is a specially-designed souvenir album from Chicago's 1933 Century of Progress Fair, The cover is green, imprinted with motifs representing the Fair. The first half of the book shows photos from campus and local social events, such as a picnic at Mooseheart. Each images displays a line or so of description. The latter section contains images and postcards from the Century of Progresss. The fifth item is a scrapbook, and contains paste-ins of invitations, articles from campus publications, homecoming and commencement programs, student guides and holiday cards. The black scrapbook measures 14 x 11.
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