Mayde Joss (1900-1987) Photographs
Scope and Contents
The Mayde Joss collection consists of 33 small format black-and-white photographic prints and 13 35 millimeter color slides. The photographs appear to date from the late 1940s or early 1950s, Joss’s early years as housemother for Phi Delta Theta fraternity. The photographs depict young men, presumably members of Phi Delta Theta, and young women in social situations. The images are informative for their casual, informal reflection of period recreational activities.
A small number of general biographical items, mainly newspaper articles relating to Joss, dating largely from the time of her tenure with Northwestern University’s chapter of Phi Delta Theta, also are included in the collection.
- circa late 1940s-early 1950s
- Joss, Mayde, 1900-1987 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Language of Materials
Mayde Joss served as housemother for Northwestern's chapter of Phi Delta Theta, a fraternity located the campus of Northwestern University, from 1947 to 1973. The Mayde Joss collection consists of 33 small format black-and-white photographic prints and 13 35mm color slides. The photographs appear to date from the late 1940s or early 1950s, Joss’s early years as housemother for Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to Northwestern University Archives by Liz Joss, granddaughter of Mayde Joss (Accession #18-79).
- Guide to the Mayde Joss (1900-1987) Photographs
- Kevin B. Leonard
- June 18, 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository
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