Ethel W. Perkins scrapbooks
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of personal and professional papers of Ethel W. Perkins of New Orleans, La. Included are several scrapbooks covering Miss Perkins's connection to Newcomb College, Tulane University, and Sophie B. Wright High School. Mounted in these are photographs, correspondence, certificates, programs, poems, handwritten music, greeting cards, school papers, coasters, invitations and other items of social ephemera, newspaper clippings, and other printed items. One of her contemporaries and friends was Cornelia Sansum (1868-1960), about whom she wrote a poem.
- Perkins, Ethel Willia, 1871-1968 (Creator, Person)
Biographical / Historical
Ethel Willia Perkins (1871-1968) graduated from Newcomb College, in the class of 1893. She had a long career teaching young women in the New Orleans public schools, including as a chemistry teacher at Sophie B. Wright High School for Girls. Throughout the years, numerous articles about Miss Perkins appeared in local newspapers and newsletters. Her address in the 1960s was 1823 Prytania St.
2 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 v.)
Language of Materials
Arranged by topic and chronologically.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired in 1965 from Miss Ethel Willia Perkins of New Orleans, La.
- Education -- Louisiana -- New Orleans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Educators -- Louisiana Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- New Orleans (La) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Perkins, Ethel Willia, 1871-1968
- Public schools -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Sansum, Cornelia Dean Genella, 1868-1960
- Sophie B. Wright High School (New Orleans, La.)
- Women -- Education -- United States -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women educators -- United States -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ethel W. Perkins scrapbooks finding aid
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