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Guide to the Gloria Bowen McCoy Papers, 1944-1947

Summary

Gloria Bowen McCoy attended Duke University from 1944-1946. The collection includes a scrapbook, class notes, photographs, and memorabilia of her time at Duke.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.30.01.0086
Title
Gloria Bowen McCoy Papers
Date
1944-1947
Creator
McCoy, Gloria Lois Bowen
Extent
2.0 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The collection consists of a scrapbook, class notes, memorabilia, photographs, and two personal calendars. The scrapbook includes event programs, namecards, newsclippings, invitations, photographs, documents, a rock, a cigar, matchbooks, corsages, and other mementos from Gloria Bowen's time at Duke. Also included are materials related to Goon Day, including Gloria Bowen's Goon sign, orientation materials, class assignments and notes from several classes (French, Spanish, Music, Philosophy, Zoology, Logic, and some related to parliamentary procedures), photographs of the Woman's College and students, calendars from 1944 and 1946 (the years Gloria Bowen entered and left Duke University) describing social activities, and other materials.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Gloria Bowen McCoy Papers, University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Calendar, 1944, 1946
Box 1
Orientation and Goon Day materials, 1944-1945
Box 1
Class notes: Music, French, Spanish, Philosophy, Zoology, etc., 1944-1946
Box 1
Memorabilia, 1945, 1947, undated
Box 1
Photographs, circa 1944-1946
Box 1
Scrapbook, 1945-1946
Box 2
Scrapbook: Items removed from envelope on back cover, 1945-1946
Box 1
Scrapbook: Loose items, 1945-1946
Box 1
Scrapbook: Newspaper, 1945 November 21

The Duke Chronicle featuring picture of Peggy Otto (friend of Gloria Bowen McCoy) after selection as beauty queen.

Oversize-folder 1
Loose photographs, circa 1944-1946

Includes photographs of classmates from Woman's College, many of them identified, as well as a few views of campus.

Box 3
 

Historical Note

Gloria Lois Bowen was born June 21, 1926. She attended Duke University in the Woman's College from 1944-1946, leaving after her marriage to John McCoy (alumnus of Duke and Duke Law, class of 1951). While at Duke, she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority, attended games, events, and dances, and took classes in Music, French, Spanish, Zoology, Philosophy, and other topics.

Gloria and John McCoy had three children, Dana McCoy Anderson, John McCoy Jr., and Carol McCoy Townsend, as well as seven grandchildren. The couple lived in Daytona Beach, Florida and Black Mountain, North Carolina.

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Provenance

The Gloria Bowen McCoy Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Tracy M. Jackson, April 2016.

Accessions described in this collection guide: UA2015-0013, UA2015-0042.