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Edith Russell Collection, 1916 - 1937 | Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

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ID: 04/Mss371

Primary Creator: Harrington, Edith Russell, 1898 - 1967

Extent: 1.7 Linear Feet

Subjects: Class histories - 1919, North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College, North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College - Students, North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College. Class of 1919, Russell, Edith, Women dramatists - North Carolina

Forms of Material: Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Abstract

Edith Russell was a student of the State Normal and Industrial College, graduating in 1919 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Russell and her husband, Herschel R. Harrington, founded Harrington-Russell Studios in 1930.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Edith Russell Collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Russell with materials dating from 1916 to 1919 and a collection of civic pageants written by Russell dating from 1930 to 1937.

The scrapbook is made up of dark brown pages that are annotated by Russell in white ink. It contains a large drawing titled, "A Characteristic Scene at the State Normal and Non-Industrious College." It also contains event programs, college documents, invitations, correspondence, tickets, party memorabilia, receipts, notes from peers, ribbon, stamps, holiday greetings, pressed leaves, and other memorabilia items. The scrapbook also includes documents regarding the Cornelian Literary Society as well as 1917 programs for Graduation Exercises, Commencement Exercises, Founder's Day Exercises, College Night Reception and Annual Debate featuring the Cornelian and the Adelphian societies.

The civic pageants written by Russell date from 1930 to 1937. They consist of titles grouped under the heading, Epics of the South as well as a work titled, "A Masque of American Women."

Collection Historical Note

Edith Russell of Wake County, North Carolina was a student of the State Normal and Industrial College (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro), graduating in 1919 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While attending the college, Russell was a member of the Cornelian Society.

Russell is known for writing, directing, and producing civic pageants. Her and her husband, Herschel R. Harrington lived in Asheville, North Carolina and founded a Harrington-Russell Studios in 1930 which provided full pageant services. Russell passed away in 1967.

Subject/Index Terms

Class histories - 1919
North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College
North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College - Students
North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College. Class of 1919
Russell, Edith
Women dramatists - North Carolina

Administrative Information

Repository: Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Acquisition Method: Scrapbook purchased from Ebay in March, 2009. Pageants transferred from Classed Archives in February, 2010.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Edith Russell Collection, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA.

Processing Information:

Processed by Andrea Cole, July, 2010

Encoded by Andrea Cole, July, 2010


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