Guide to the Martha Louise Kindel Scrapbook and Photographs, 1930-1933


Martha Louise Kindel was a student at the Woman's College at Duke University from 1930-1933. The collection includes a scrapbook created by Kindel during her three years at Duke as well as loose photographs of her dorm room and friends.

Collection Details

Record Group
Martha Louise Kindel scrapbook and photographs
Kindel, Martha Louise
1.2 Linear Feet, 17 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

The scrapbook includes letters Kindel received prior to her freshman year from the YWCA chapter at the Woman's College as well as the Women's Student Government Association. Also included are ephemera related to campus athletics, dances, and other social events, items from Greek life events, dried flowers, ribbons, Kindel's library card, and calling cards from others. There are attached photographs of Woman's College students and campus and loose photographs of the interior of a dorm room on the Woman's College campus, unidentified individuals, and the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. It also includes items related to her future husband, Fred Craven, while he was a student at North Carolina State University.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Martha Louise Kindel Scrapbook and Photographs, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Scrapbook, 1930-1933
Box 1
Photographs, 1930-1933
Box 1

Historical Note

Martha Louise Kindel, from Raleigh, N.C., was a student at the Woman's College at Duke University from 1930-1933. Known to her friends as "Muff," she was a member of the following: Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, the Distaff (the publication of the Woman's College), Taurian Players (drama), and the Chronicle (student newspaper). She was also Vice President of the Junior Big Sisters and served on the May Day Committee. She married Fred Craven, also of Raleigh, in 1939. They had 4 children. Kindel passed away in 1979 at age 64.

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The Martha Louise Kindel Scrapbook and Photographs were received by the University Archives as a gift in 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, December 2013

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, December 2013

Accession UA2013.0039 is described in this collection guide.