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Myrtle Whitney Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/97

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The Myrtle Whitney Papers fill one half-width box and date from the period 1890-1892. The bulk of the papers consist of letters written by Whitney to her mother and grandparents during her time as a student at Northwestern University. The letters offer valuable insight into the life of a female student at the University near the turn of the 20th century. They document student living conditions (one letter includes her account of a gas lamp exploding in her dormitory), Whitney's financial difficulties, and her struggles to become accepted into a sorority. Also present in this collection are Whitney's matriculation record, a small volume of general biographical materials, and a journal ofexpenses from her time at Northwestern.

Dates

  • 1890-1892

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Extent

0.50 Boxes

Abstract

The Myrtle Whitney Papers consist of the correspondence and personal papers of Northwestern University student Myrtle Viola Whitney. The collection depicts the life of a female Northwestern student in the 1890s.
Title
Guide to the Myrtle Whitney Papers
Author
Garrett, Tim
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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