The Eleanor Meyers Jewett Scrapbooks consist of four bound volumes. Material includes black and white candid photographs, cyanotypes, handwritten daily diary entries, and many news-clippings. Material is ordered chronologically.
Eleanor Meyers Jewett was born April 4th, 1890. She began attending Barnard as a commuter student in 1908, and was very active in both academic and extracurricular areas of Barnard life, working as a staff writer on the “Barnard Bulletin” and editing the “Mortarboard” for the class of 1912. She majored in Medieval English as an undergraduate and got a Masters degree from Columbia University’s School of Philosophy in Medieval Comparative Literature. Jewett graduated from Barnard in 1912. She wrote children’s books and poetry. She died on March 30th, 1967.
The Eleanor Meyers Jewett scrapbooks are a detailed record of a Jewett’s four years as an undergraduate at Barnard. Each page contains a handwritten, comprehensive schedule of her days, as well as newspaper clippings, programs, or correspondence relevant to her activities. Each volume serves as an extremely detailed records of each academic year that Jewett attended Barnard. The scrapbooks also contain black and white candid photographs, cyanotypes, class songs, booklets from both opening exercises and commencement, descriptions of outfits/costumes worn for certain Barnard events, and records of the changing mottos/songs of the class of 1912. Notable sections include an extremely detailed description of the 1909 Mysteries (with processional details and newspaper clippings recording the event), and an article from 1910 about the ideal man of any Barnard woman. Three dimensional ephemera is contained within the original binding; certain ephemera (such as dance cards) are housed within envelopes within the scrapbook. The scrapbooks are housed in their original binding and interleaved with archival paper.
The scrapbooks are arranged chronologically in four bound volumes; each volume corresponds to a single academic year.
These scrapbooks are restricted pending conservation treatment.
These scrapbooks is located on-site.
Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard College Archives. The Barnard College Archives approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Barnard College Archives
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