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This exhibit describes the scrapbook, pages, and themes of Laura Quayle Benson's Florida State College for Women's Scrapbook, 1917-1919. The Pages of the scrapbook are below and the various topics and themes of the scrapbook are listed to the right of the page.
This exhibit describes the scrapbook, pages, and themes of Jewell Genevieve Cooper's Florida State College for Women's Scrapbook, 1924-1930.
Florida State University is a top 20 public univerisity in the unites states, it has a leading basketball score, and it is home to over 32,00 students (Patronis). It hard to imagne that life at Florida State could be any different, however it was. Life at "F.S.U." was then life at "F.S.C.F.W." or in translation: "Florida State College For Women." It was not until 1901 when Florida State College for Women became a liberal arts four year college offering for four majors: the College, the School for Teachers, the School of Music, and the College Academy ("History").
Although the dates of important events and saved and memorials are given to famous alumni, much of the everyday student life is left unquestioned. Fortunetly for historians and the seminole family, Elizabeth Byrd a female student at Florida State College for Women, documented her four years at the college in a scrapbook. This scrapbook provides first hand pictures, postcards, newspaper clippings, and more from the years 1922-1926.
In this exhibit you will find postcards sent to Byrd from her beloved friends and family. Aditionally, you will be able to gain a better sense of how student life really was with the exhibits inclusion of Elizabeth's newspaper clippings. These clippings, matched with other photos provides insight into old Florida State College for Women tradition: "Odds and Evens."
Middle section of Byrd's scrapbook which allows insight into daily life at Florida State College for Women. Byrd was a highly active member in the community, having been in a sorority, shows and other performances, and perhaps her finest achievement, she was selected to be part of the Freshman Commission. She carefully catalogued many aspects of her student life in this section of her scrapbook, giving the reader brief but momentous glances into the day to day life of the women attending the College.
The first portion of Elizabeth Byrd Taylor's scrapbook that she created to remember her time spent at the Florida State College for Women in the early 1900s. Inlcudes photos, booklets, and signatures and drawings from her friends and cohort.
Elizabeth Bryd Taylor was a student at the Florida State College for Women from 1922 to 1926. During Ms. Taylor's time at the Florida State College for Women she participated in many organizations and activites outiside of her academic pursuits and was an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Elizabeth Byrd Taylor attended events such as The Gary Ford Revue, Girl Scout Camp, The Graduation Recital for the School of Music, and Freshman-Junior Weddings. Elizabeth Byrd Taylor also earned her Certificate of Membership in the American Red Cross, The Life Saving Corps and went on the serve as the Live Saving Corps Chapter President. Elizabeth Byrd Taylor also held a staff position for the Flambeau at the Florida State College for Women.
Florida State College for Women. XIII, Junior Class, 1926.