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Edith Capper Eustice (1877-1953) Scrapbook

Identifier: 31/6/204

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a facsimile copy of Edith Capper Eustice’s scrapbook, dating from the period circa 1903-1910, and containing photographs of Northwestern University and Evanston, Illinois academic, residential, and ecclesiastical buildings; interior photographs associated especially with Northwestern University-related living units and often depicting the domestic and social activities of female students; photographs of Sheppard Field and of the Northwestern University Marching Band; photographs of Capper and Eustice family and friends; photographs related to personal travel; and photographs from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the St. Louis world’s fair of 1904.

Appended to the scrapbook are a series of vintage photographs of Northwestern University buildings contrasted with photographs of those same buildings taken in 2017. Richard Leach, the grandson of Edith and Alfred Eustice, supplemented those photographic comparisons with narrative and historical descriptions of the buildings.


  • circa 1903-1910


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


1 box

Language of Materials



Edith Capper Eustice (1877-1953) was a member of the Northwestern class of 1903, attending under the name Edith Capper. The collection consists of a facsimile copy of Eustice’s scrapbook, dating from the period circa 1903-1910.


Original order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to Northwestern University Archives by Richard Leach in 2020 (Accession 2020-8).

Processing Information

Processed by Kevin B. Leonard, March 17, 2020. Input into ArchivesSpace by Jill Waycie, September 25, 2020.

Guide to the Edith Capper Eustice (1877-1953) Scrapbook
Kevin B. Leonard
March 17, 2020
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description

Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US