Guide to the Edna M. Sale (1882-1978) Scrapbook

Collection Title: Edna M. Sale (1882-1978) Scrapbook
Dates: 1889-1970, n.d.
Identification: 31/6/66
Creator: Sale, Edna Marie, 1882-1978
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The series consists of unbound pages from Sale's scrapbook along with many associated loose items. Of particular value is Sale's notebook relating to coursework in physical culture.
Acquisition Information: Virginia Wren Moore, Edna Sale McCoy's niece, donated the scrapbook to the University Archives in April, 1995 (Accession #95-86).
Processing Information: Kevin B. Leonard; December 6, 2005.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Edna Marie Sale was born September 28, 1882, and spent much of her early life in Urbana, Illinois. She graduated from Urbana High School in 1900 and several years later enrolled in the Northwestern University School of Oratory. Sale spent two years at Northwestern, graduating in 1907. She was an active member of Zeta Phi Eta, the professional communication fraternity. Sale married Joseph McCoy in the fall of 1907 and the couple later settled in southern California. She was the sister of actor Charles “Chic” Sale (1885-1936) and sister of actress Virginia Sale (1899-1992). Sale died circa May, 1978.

Scope and Content

The series consists of unbound pages from Sale's scrapbook along with many associated loose items. Of particular value is Sale's notebook relating to coursework in physical culture. Her notes on poise, gesture, breathing, and tone of voice, along with pertinent written exercises, illuminate the School of Oratory curriculum of the early twentieth century. Clippings, a small volume of correspondence, dance cards, the scrapbook pages and photographs reflect family and personal interests dating from the last years of the nineteenth and early years of the twentieth centuries.

Subjects

Personal Name

Sale, Edna Marie, 1882-1978

Subjects

Oratory--Study and teaching

Physical education and training


Container List / Contents

  • Clippings, ca. 1896, 1906, 1910, 1936, n.d.Box 1, Folder 1
  • Correspondence, 1906 – ca. 1907, 1969Box 1, Folder 2
  • Dance Cards, 1903 – 1907Box 1, Folder 3
  • Physical Culture Notebook, ca. 1905 – 1907Box 1, Folder 4
  • School of Oratory PublicationsBox 1, Folder 5
    • Catalog, 1905-1907Box 1, Folder 5
    • Alumni News Bulletin, 1915Box 1, Folder 5
  • Scrapbook Pages and Loose Items, 1889 – 1907Box 1, Folder 6
  • Scrapbook Pages: Photographs, n.d.Box 1, Folder 7
  • Zeta Phi Eta, 1969-1970Box 1, Folder 8