Thelma Clevenger school friendship book (1920-1925)

Collection processed and finding aid created by Erin Berger, October 2019
Graphics Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Summary Information

Title: Thelma Clevenger school friendship book
Creator: Clevenger, Thelma, 1903-1998
Inclusive dates: 1920-1925
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract:
The Thelma Clevenger school friendship book contains one map, approximately 225 photographs of friends, family, and students, and 38 pieces of ephemera from Ohio from 1920 to 1925.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu

Access and Use

Acquisition Information

2004. F-788.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright status is unknown

Preferred Citation

Thelma Clevenger School Friendship Book, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan

Biography

Thelma M. Clevenger (1903-1998) was born in Champaign, Illinois to Alice Hickle (1872-1964) and George Gardener Clevenger (1874-1959). After graduating from Deshler High School (Ohio) in 1920, she married Albert J. Papoi (1908-1943) in 1934. She had one known son, Richard Papoi (1935-2002), and worked as a teacher.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Thelma Clevenger school friendship book contains one map of Freedom (Ohio), approximately 225 photographs of friends, family, and students, and 38 pieces of ephemera from Ohio from 1920 to 1925. The book begins with class and school information followed by notes from friends and calling cards of classmates.

Much of the book contains photographs of students, friends, family, vacationing, pets, swimming, fellow teachers, and portraits. Many photographs include handwritten notation stating names, dates, and location. The last portion of the book includes newspaper clippings of a wedding announcement and the death of President Warren G. Harding, multiple programs and tickets for events and performances, a letter of appreciation from the parents of a student, and two drawings of "Virgil Fritsch."

The book is 15.5 x 22.75 cm with blue cloth covers. "School Friendship Book" is stamped on the front cover in gold.

Subject Terms

Subjects:
  • Photographs shelf.
Visual Subjects:
  • Ada (Ohio)
  • Bowling Green (Ohio)
  • Deshler (Ohio)
  • Families--Ohio--1920-1930.
  • Lakeside (Ottawa County, Ohio)
  • Ohio Northern University.
  • Recreation--Ohio--1920-1930.
  • School children--Ohio--1920-1930.
  • Students--Ohio--1920-1930.
  • Swimming--Ohio--1920-1930.
  • Teachers--Ohio--1920-1930.
  • Vacations--Ohio--1920-1930.
Genre Terms:
  • Photograph albums.
  • Photographs.

Contents List (Request Materials)

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Container / Location Title
Volume   1 [A.1.1921.1]  
Thelma Clevenger school friendship book [series]

Additional Descriptive Data

Bibliography

1910 United States Federal Census, database, Ancestry.com. Web. Accessed October 2019.

Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, database, Ancestry.com. Web. Accessed October 2019.

Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, database, Ancestry.com. Web. Accessed October 2019.