Guide to the Caviness Hector Brown scrapbook, 1918-1921


Caviness Hector Brown was a law student at Trinity College from 1919 to 1921. The scrapbook includes autograph pages, photographs, clippings and memorabilia related to Trinity College arts and athletic events, the Debating Club and North Carolina state elections.

Collection Details

Record Group
Caviness Hector Brown scrapbook
Brown, Caviness Hector
1.3 Linear Feet, 1 Item
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

Contains photographs, news clippings, notes, event programs and memorabilia relating to Trinity College and other subject matter from 1918-1921.

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The photographs were included in a 39-page scrapbook created by Caviness Hector Brown. The pages were originally string-bound in a patent scrapbook published by the College Memorabilia Company, with the Trinity College seal on the cover. They were later stapled into small packets, grouped loosely by subject.

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[Identification of item], Caviness Hector Brown scrapbook, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Scrapbook, 1918-1921

This scrapbook contains autograph pages, photographs, clippings, and memorabilia from Brown's extracurricular life at Trinity College from 1920-1921. The major subjects of the photographs are Trinity athletics/athletes (football, baseball, basketball, track and tennis), student life (including a section on Trinity women), the May Day Festival and scenery (including what appears to be a mill). Some of the photographs are identified. The clippings relate to athletics events, the Debating Club, visiting speakers, campus incidents and cultural trends, and North Carolina political news. One clipping reports a serious hazing incident in which a student was stabbed. The final page includes a miniature wooden doll, labeled "Virginia Hicks," a Class of 1925 Trinity College student. Pages were placed in archival folders, and loose items in envelopes for preservation. Arranged approximately by date (in original page order).

Assorted clippings, speeches, program, 1918-1920
Box 1
Pages 1-7
Box 1
Pages 8-12
Box 1
Pages 13-20
Box 1
Pages 21-29
Box 1
Pages 30-38
Box 1
Page 39
Box 1
Front Cover
Box 1
Back Cover
Box 1

Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

Caviness Hector Brown was a student in the Trinity College Law School from 1919-1921. During that time, he was active in university athletics, and pitched for Trinity's baseball team. He also participated in the debate team and the Glee Club and helped to found the Page for Governor Club, of which he was president. He graduated from the Law School in 1921.

Related Material

  • Virginia Hicks scrapbook, 1921-1925 (Duke University Archives)

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The Caviness Hector Brown scrapbook was received by the University Archives as a gift in 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, August 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, December 2006

Accession A94-112 is described in this finding aid.