A Guide to the Edith D. Booker Collection 1927-1979 Booker, Edith D., Collection MS-0010

A Guide to the Edith D. Booker Collection 1927-1979

A Collection in
the Archives and Special Collections Department of the L. Douglas Wilder Library
Accession Number MS-0010


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Funding: Web version of the finding aid funded in par t by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Processed by: Suzanne K. Durham

Repository
Archives and Special Collections Department, L. Douglas Wilder Library, Virginia Union University
Accession number
MS-0010
Title
Edith D. Booker Collection 1927-1979
Physical Characteristics
.5 linear feet
Collector
Edith D. Booker
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Edith D. Booker Collection, MS-0010 , Archives and Special Collections Department, L. Douglas Wilder Library, Virginia Union University

Acquisition Information

Received from Mrs. Booker.

Processing Information

Collection Processed in 2001


Biographical/Historical Information

Edith Mattie Davis Booker is one of the last living graduates of Hartshorn Memorial College. At 91 (in 2001), she lives next door to the house she grew up in on Richmond-Henrico Turnpike on Richmond's north side.

Mrs. Booker attended high school at Hartshorn from 1924-1927. She went on to Virginia Union and graduated in 1931 with a B.A. From 1931-34 she taught English at the Northern Neck Academy in Richmond County. Her husband, Sylvester Booker, was the principal of the school. It became the Richmond County High School and Mrs. Booker continued to teach English, history and Latin until 1941.

She raised three children for the next 13 years, earning a library degree from Columbia University over 6 summers in that time. In 1954, she went to work for the Richmond schools as a librarian and worked for 20 years at Blackwell Middle School before retiring in 1974.

Mrs. Booker's daughter, Frances, graduated from Union in 1965. Sylvester Booker was a 1927 graduate of Union.

Scope and Content Information

This small collection contains the following inventory: 1. 5 snapshots ca. 1927
2. Junior Senior Banquet program, 1927
3. Class Exercise program, 1927
4. Graduation Exercises program (2), 1927
5.Union-Hartshorn Bulletin, HMC catalog, 1927
6. Composite graduation photo, 1927
7. Photo Mary Booker, 1928
8. HMC advertising brochure, ca. 1928
9. 1956 Reunion letter, program, photo, table namecard
10. 1977 Reunion program, Who's Who, questionnaire
11. 1979 Reunion photo, program, Who's Who
12. HMC Alma Mater, mimeograph copy, n.d.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged alphabetically

Contents List

Box 1
Miscellaneous programs
Box 1
Photographs
Box 1
Reunion 1956
Box 1
Reunion 1977
Box 1
Reunion 1979
Box 1
Composite photo graduating class 1927
oversized