Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Pender Turnbull papers, 1913-1983 MS 437



creator aut Turnbull, Pender
Title: Pender Turnbull papers
Dates: 1913-1983
Abstract: The collection consists of personal correspondence, food and drink recipes of Pender Turnbull, Rice Institute graduate and librarian. Photographs of the Rice campus, buildings, faculty, and student activities are also included.
Identification: MS 437
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Miss Euphemia Pender Turnbull was born on November 6, 1896, in Rockingham Nova Scotia, enrolled at Rice Institute in the fall of 1915, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1919. After graduation she accepted a summer job at the Institute and became a permanent member of the library staff that fall, and remaining on campus for the next fifty years. Although she never officially received the title of University Archivist, she was best known in this role.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of personal correspondence, food and drink recipes, and photographs of the Rice campus, buildings, faculty, and student activities.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pender Turnbull papers, 1913-1983, MS 437, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Estate of Miss Pender Turnbull, 1993, 1994.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Photographs 1913-1966

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1 Original Buildings, Rice Campus, 1913-1914
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2 Rice faculty c. 1914-1918: Drs. Axson and Blayney, McCants, and others. Staff: Anne Wheeler, Dr. Lovett, Seer and Pender Turnbull, 1930
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3 Rice buildings c. 1916
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4 1916 Commencement and coed snapshots
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5 Rice coeds "kid" party c. 1916; EBLS at Lil Red's home
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6 YWCA picnic 1916; German Club "Goethe Verein," Girls tennis club 1916
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7 Classmates and friends; girls on Rice campus c. 1916-1919
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8 All day outing at "The Bay" c. 1916-1919
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9 Rice group on winter boat trip down Houston Ship Channel to San Jacinto Battleground c. 1916-1918
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10 Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society (EBLS) stunt party c. 1918
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11 Rice class boat ride on bayou c. 1917 or 1919 Spring (boat "Virginia" owned by the Texas Co.)
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12 1919 Commencement
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13 Photos of Rice EBLS girls at " " party c. 1916; party at Lil Red's house 817 Caroline at Walker
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14 Groups of coeds on Rice campus c. 1916
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15 Rice Associates' dinner, Nov. 12, 1966
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16 Photos, unidentified people (family?)



Series II: Correspondence 1932-1983

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17 Anne Wheeler, 1934 and n.d.
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18 Ray Watkin Hoagland, 1983 (includes identification notes for photos)
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19 Josephine Watkin (Mrs. William Ward Watkin), 1959-1977
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20 Mrs. William J. Lindenberger, 1932-1934
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21 Seasonal Cards
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22 Various correspondents, 1930s



Series III: Personal ephemera 1928-1932 and undated

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23 Calendars, 1928-1932
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24 French Lists, Art
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25 Postcards
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26 Food and Drink Recipes
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27 Bridge and Cards - Strategies, Instructions
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28 Shopping Lists, Sewing
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29 Ephemera