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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Scrapbooks

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Nancy Cantwell:

An Inventory of Her Collection, 1938-1956, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Cantwell, Nancy
Title: Nancy Cantwell Collection,
Dates: 1938-1956
Abstract: The collection consists of two scrapbooks and memorabilia from Nancy Cantwell and her father, H. Taylor McKissack.
Collection # U 304.1
Quantity: 1 Box (0.5 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Nancy McKissack, whose married name is Cantwell, was born in 1933 and attended Texas Technological College in the early 1950s. During her years at Texas Tech, McKissack was involved with Zeta Tau Alpha and the drama fraternity Alpha Psi Omega.

Zeta Tau Alpha was founded at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia, on October 15, 1898. It became the first sorority to be chartered in Virginia in 1902 and later, in 1909, became a member of the National Panhellenic Conference. Members of Las Vivarachas social club at Texas Technological College became pledges of the Gamma Tau Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha on December 5, 1952, and were initiated as member in April, 1953.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of two scrapbooks donated by Nancy Cantwell. The first scrapbook is comprised of Get Well cards and notes for the donor’s father, H. Taylor McKissack. The second scrapbook consists of memorabilia from Cantwell’s college days at Texas Technological College. The bulk of the scrapbook concerns the activities of the Gamma Tau chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha, although there are also many memorabilia items concerning other social organizations such as Alpha Psi Omega, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Most of the 27 photographs are from college dances.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (People)
Cantwell, Nancy
McKissack, H. Taylor
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Tech University--History
Texas Technological College--Students--Social life and customs
Texas Technological College--Students--Societies, etc.
Zeta Tau Alpha
Subjects (Places
Lubbock (Tex.)
Subjects
College students--Texas--Lubbock--Social conditions

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Related Material

Nancy Cantwell Textiles, 1930s

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nancy Cantwell Collection, 1938-1956, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
1999-0395-B

Gift, 1999

Processed by

Lynn Whitfield, August 2006

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Collection Inventory

 

Scrapbooks

box folder
1 1 Bound scrapbook: consists mainly of glued in greeting cards and news clippings. Several cards and letters are loose within the pages, but overall the scrapbook is in good condition. One page is torn loose from the binding, 1938
2 Scrapbook (folder 1 of 2): consists of various memorabilia items, including crushed ribbons, name tags, invitations, programs, news clippings, and photographs. The scrapbook was in very poor condition, with many of the items falling out of the pages due to the rubber cement used to paste the items in. The items have been removed and placed into sleeves. The fading and deteriorating news clippings have been photocopied as well, 1953-1956
3 Scrapbook (folder 2 of 2): consists of various memorabilia items, including crushed ribbons, name tags, invitations, programs, news clippings, and photographs. The scrapbook was in very poor condition, with many of the items falling out of the pages due to the rubber cement used to paste the items in. The items have been removed and placed into sleeves. The fading and deteriorating news clippings have been photocopied as well, 1953-1956

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