Guide to the Virginia Hicks scrapbook, 1921-1925


Virginia Hicks was an undergraduate student at Trinity College/Duke University from 1921-1925. The topics of the scrapbook include social and academic life at Duke, with a focus on female students. The scrapbook ranges in date from 1921-1925.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
Virginia Hicks scrapbook
Hicks, Henrietta Virginia
1.3 Linear Feet, 1 Item
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

Contains autographs, photographs, correspondence, invitations, cards, programs, tickets, Duke football and baseball memorabilia, demerit cards, clippings and issues of the Carolina Buccaneer.


These items were originally included in a 27-page patent collegiate scrapbook with pre-printed pages for friends' autographs, athletics scores, etc. The scrapbook was dismantled upon accessioning. Pages were placed in folders to preserve three-dimensional attachments. Items separated from pages were placed in sleeves.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

1. Scrapbook, 1921-1925

The scrapbook contains pages of autographs from Class of 1925 seniors, demerit cards (for tardiness, lateness and smoking), clippings, personal notes, dried flowers, ribbons, postage stamps, Trinity College's "Regulations Pertaining to the Social Conduct of Women" and list of "Senior Privileges." It also includes commencement programs for Duke University and North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC.)

Front Cover
Folder 1
Pages 1-5
Folder 2
Page 6
Folder 3
Page 7
Folder 4
Page 8
Folder 5
Page 9
Folder 6
Page 10
Folder 7
Pages 11-14
Folder 8
Pages 15-16
Folder 9
Page 17
Folder 10
Page 18
Folder 11
Page 19
Folder 12
Pages 20-22
Folder 13
Pages 23-24
Folder 14
Page 25
Folder 15
Pages 26-27
Folder 16

Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

Virginia Hicks was born in Durham, NC. She attended Trinity College/Duke University from 1921-1925. She was a member of the Y.W.C.A., Brooks Literary Society, Glee Club, Junior Big Sisters and the sorority Delta Phi Rho Alpha. She was known for her love of athletics and kept photographs and statistics of Duke's football and baseball teams. She lived in Southgate dorm and graduated in 1925.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Virginia Hicks scrapbook, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Virginia Hicks scrapbook was received by the University Archives as a gift in 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, July 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, December 2006

Accession A94-79 is described in this finding aid.