Kay, Livonia Ruth, 1867-1949
- Existence: 1867 - 1949
Livonia Ruth Kay was born in Watseka, Illinois, on October 2, 1867. After attending Watseka High School, Danville Seminary, and the Northwestern University Academy, she entered Northwestern University in 1887. She graduated from the College of Liberal Arts (now WCAS) in 1891. At Northwestern, Kay was a member of the Ossoli literary society and Gamma Phi Beta sorority. After graduation, she worked in the law offices of her father and brother in Watseka, Illinois. Her nephew, Wilson S. Kay, graduated from the Northwestern University School of Law in 1912.
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Abstract Before printed yearbooks with photographs of students became widespread, college students exchanged individual photographs taken at local photography studios and reproduced in quantity. The photographs—usually the 4-1/2″ × 6-1/4″ size called cabinet photographs—were mounted on card stock printed with the photographer's name and address. Students filled albums (with spaces designed to fit the standard cabinet size photos) with card photographs of their friends, including photos of faculty and...