Guide to the Maude Brown scrapbook, 1924-1937


Maude Brown attended Trinity College in Durham, NC from 1924-1926, before transferring to UNC-Chapel Hill. She remained active in Duke's campus life through 1928. The scrapbook includes clippings, photos and memorabilia related to social and academic life at Duke, the Y.W.C.A., May Day celebrations, and occasional trips. The scrapbook ranges in date from 1924-1937.

Collection Details

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

Collection Overview

Contains photographs, clippings from the Chanticleer, autograph pages, correspondence, event programs, May Day and Y.W.C.A. memorabilia, sports schedules, class schedules, holiday cards, news clippings, postcards and photos from trips to Chicago and Virginia. Two non-University programs from the 1930s appear towards the end of the book. The scrapbook ranges in date from 1924-1937.

More Biographical / Historical Info


Brown included these items in a 36-page, string-bound patent "Memory Book of College Life," with Duke's seal on the cover. The scrapbook focuses especially on Brown's life during 1924-1926 and on the general experiences of freshmen and sophomores at Trinity College. Loose items were placed in sleeves and protective sheets between pages containing three dimensional items, for preservation.

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

Contents of the Collection

1. Scrapbook, 1924-1937

This scrapbook contains memorabilia from social and academic events at Trinity College from 1924 to 1928. Included are: photographs, correspondence, report cards, a demerit card for smoking, class schedules, Y.W.C.A. correspondence and memorabilia, musical event programs, holiday cards and clippings related to campus locations and events. Arranged approximately by date (in original page order).


Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

Originally from Hillsborough, NC, Maude Turner Brown enrolled at Duke's Woman's College in 1924. She served as a Junior Big Sister and was active in the Y.W.C.A., serving as the Sophomore Representative. She was a fan of Duke's football and baseball teams and of its musical organizations. She attended summer school at Duke in 1926. Soon after her sophomore year, she transferred to the University of NC-Chapel Hill.

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The Maude Brown scrapbook was received by the University Archives as a gift in 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, August 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, December 2006

Accession A96-130 is described in this finding aid.