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Guide to the Carol Georgette Lake Bradley Collection, 1922-1942

Abstract

Carol Georgette Lake Bradley was a distinguished graduate of Duke University, Class of 1943.

Collection will eventually consist of 45 handwritten spiral-bound volumes, containing the autobiography and memoirs of Carol Georgette Lake Bradley (1922-2006). Also includes transcriptions, printed digital scans of the pages and other inserted items, and electronic files which have been migrated to Duke's electronic records server.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Bradley, Carol Georgette Lake.
Title
Carol Georgette Lake Bradley collection, 1922-1942
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.8 Linear Feet, 300 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

This collection will eventually consist of 45 handwritten spiral-bound volumes, containing the autobiography and memoirs of Carol Georgette Lake Bradley (1922-2006). The volumes include photographs, letters, news clippings, and other scrapbook-like materials that have been tipped in or loosely inserted between the pages. Carol's family has transcribed, scanned, and indexed all of the memoirs; these additional resources are also part of the collection. DVDs with digital files have been migrated to Duke's electronic records server.

The volumes will arrive at Duke University over the next few years, so please use the detailed descriptions below to determine which volumes are available for research.

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Includes narrative and photographs from Carol Georgette Lake Bradley's childhood in New Jersey, including family life; her grandmother; dancing school; her homes on Washington Ave., Woodside Ave., and Ridge Street, in Newark; and her time at Barringer High School. Notebook includes inserted photographs and other memorabilia. Bradley frequently recorded song lyrics, movies she attended, and favorite outings in Newark.

Book 1, 1922-1935
Box 2
Transcription, digital images, index, 1922-1935 (3 folders)
Box 2

Includes narrative and materials from Carol Georgette Lake Bradley's years in high school at Barringer High School in New Jersey, as well as her first through third years as a college student at Duke University. Materials inserted include photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, postcards, brochures, programs, and other ephemera. Bradley discusses her family, social life and schoolwork, and other extracurricular activities such as her dancing, travels, friends, and dates.

Bradley's memoirs about Duke University from 1939-1942 include her impressions of the campus, including the East and West Campuses, the women's dormitories Aycock and Bassett, and the rules and regulations of the Women's College; her classes and her professors; Duke's fraternities and sororities; her dating and social life, including her attendance at dances, church, and football games; the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941; food rationing, air raid drills, and train travel during World War II; and other stories about her time at Duke. Notable descriptions include details about her work at the Women's College Library (now Lilly Library); her course schedules and homework assignments; her membership in the Modern Dance Group, the Varsity Club, and Hoof 'n' Horn; and the Cotton Pickers Ball fire of 1941.

Book 2, 1935-1942
Box 1
Book 2 Binder: Transcriptions, digital images, and index, 1935-1942 (3 folders)
Box 1

Historical Note

Carol Georgette Lake Bradley (1922-2006) was raised in New Jersey and was a distinguished graduate of Duke University (1943).

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carol Georgette Lake Bradley Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Carol Georgette Lake Bradley Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2010 and 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, September 2010

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, September 2010

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Accessions included in this collection: 2010-0171

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.