Guide to the Alice Craven Scrapbook, 1915-1924


Alice Craven attended Trinity College in Durham, NC from 1922-1924. She was the great-granddaughter of Braxton Craven. Her scrapbook includes photos and memorabilia related to Black Mountain High School, the Athena Literary Society, the Women's Student Government Association, the Y.W.C.A., the Women's Athletic Association and general student life at Trinity College. The scrapbook contents range in date from 1915-1924.

Collection Details

Record Group
Alice Craven Scrapbook
Craven, Alice Holman
0.5 Linear Feet, 1 Item
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

The scrapbook contains photographs and article clippings from Chanticleer yearbook, calling cards, Drama Club ephemera, and event programs and memorabilia. Also includes 7th grade class photograph from January 1915 and a report card envelope from 11th grade at Black Mountain High School.

Craven attached these items in a patent "School Friendship Book" of 190 pages, published by the Reilly and Lee Co. Selected photographs and headings from Chanticleer have been pasted into the book, including campus literary societies, May Day celebration, signed letter from George Braxton Pegram (Trinity 1895). The contents range in date from 1915-1924.

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[Identification of item], Alice Craven Scrapbook, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Scrapbook, 1915-1924

This scrapbook contains memorabilia from Craven's extracurricular life at Trinity College as well as a couple of items from her youth in Black Mountain. Included are photographs, article clippings, envelopes, a party cap, event programs, and calling cards.

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Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

Originally from Ridgecrest, NC, Alice Craven attended Black Mountain High School and spent her first and second undergraduate years at Davenport College in Connecticut. In 1922, she entered Trinity College as a junior. She graduated in 1924. A member of the Athena Literary Society, the Women's Student Government Association, the Y.W.C.A. and the Women's Athletic Association, Craven also participated in the Trinity Theater, an organization in which her family had been heavily involved. She was the great-granddaughter of former Trinity College President Braxton Craven.

Related Material

  • Scrapbook collection, 1916-[ongoing] (Duke University Archives)

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The Alice Craven Scrapbook was received by the University Archives as a purchase in 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, July 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, February 2007

Accession A2003-54 is described in this finding aid.