Guide to the Virginia Passmore Beaujean Scrapbook, 1938-1942


Virginia Passmore Beaujean, a native of Nottingham, Pennsylvania, was a 1942 graduate of the Woman's College at Duke University. She was a member of the Kappa Sigma sorority, the Freshman "Y" Council, the Sophomore "Y" Council, the Woman's Glee Club, and was named to the Dean's List her Freshman and Sophomore years.

The scrapbook contains clippings, programs, catalogs, and other ephemera. Also present are artifacts and other assorted memorabilia. Due to its brittle condition the scrapbook has been disassembled with each page housed in a separate folder.

Descriptive Summary

University Archives, Duke University
Beaujean, Virginia Passmore.
Virginia Passmore Beaujean Scrapbook 1938-1942
Language of Material
1.24 Linear Feet, 1 Items
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Collection Overview

The scrapbook contains material pertaining to Beaujean's experience as a student of the Woman's College at Duke University with inclusive dates of 1938-1942. Material present includes material retained by Beaujean from Oxford High School in Nottingham, Pennsylvania including grade reports, her letter of admission to Duke, athletic and theatre ticket stubs and books, invitations and calling cards, Sigma Kappa sorority material, newspaper and magazine clippings, programs, and several artifacts.

Additional material includes a Women's Athletic Association Handbook, and Order of Service for Duke University Church, a program for the Southern High School Invitational Basketball Tournament played at Duke Gymnasium in 1940, and numerous receipts showing tuition, room and board, and laboratory fees. Also worthy of note is an October 18, 1938 letter from the President of Jarvis residence hall noting Beaujean's continuing disregard for the 11:30 PM lights-off rule and potential appearance before the House Committee if neglect continues. Due to brittle pages, the scrapbook had been disassembled and individual pages foldered separately.

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Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request.

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Contents of the Collection

Loose material
Box 1 Folder 1
Loose material, programs
Box 1 Folder 2
Loose material, directory
Box 1 Folder 3
Loose material, ticket books
Box 1 Folder 4
Loose material, miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 5
Loose material, notes and calling cards
Box 1 Folder 6
Loose material, clippings
Box 1 Folder 7
Scrapbook, page 1-34
Box 1 Folder 8-23
"The Chronicle," 1940 November 1
Box 1 Folder 24

Historical Note

Virginia Passmore Beaujean, Class of 1942, entered the Woman's College of Duke University in the fall of 1938. She was a native of Nottingham in Chester County, Pennsylvania and active in student life on the campus of the Woman's College (now East Campus). Virginia Passmore Beaujean was a member of the Kappa Sigma sorority, the freshman and Sophomore "Y" Council, the Woman's Glee Club, the Choir, and the Dean's List.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Virginia Passmore Beaujean Scrapbook, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Virginia Passmore Beaujean Scrapbook were received by the University Archives as a gift in 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Josh Larkin Rowley, May 2009

Encoded by Josh Larkin Rowley, May 2009

Accession UA2008-0017 is described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.