Cora Helen Meeks Anthony Scrapbook LU-251
Cora Helen Meeks was born in 1905 in Farmville, Virginia. From 1922 to 1926 she attended [then] State Teachers College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English. While at the school Meeks was a member of the Choral Club, the Guitar and Mandolin Club, the Prince Edward Club, the Athletic Association, and the YWCA. After graduation, she taught for many years at Hopewell High School.
This scrapbook was compiled by Cora Helen Meeks Anthony and donated to [then] Longwood College in 1960. Judging from the contents of the scrapbook, it is likely that she subsequently added material to the book at later dates. The scrapbook was transferred to the Greenwood Library Archives in spring 2005 by the Longwood University Office of Alumni Affairs.
Scope and Content
This scrapbook, which dates from 1926 to 1967, contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera related to the State Teachers College class of 1926. While some of the items in the scrapbook date to the years when the members were in attendance, the majority of the materials date from later years, including important milestones in member’s lives and major reunion years for the class of 1926.
This collection consists of 1.0 linear feet contained in (1) archival flat box and an archival photograph binder.
There are no restrictions to access or use for research purposes.
A digitized copy of the scrapbook is available on the Longwood University Digital Commons:
Contents of the Collection
Class of 1926 Scrapbook, compiled by Cora Helen Meeks Anthony (scan)
Located in Binder 15:
251.001 – photograph, 3.5”x3.5”, 1966, color print, Class of 1926 being presented the Jarman Cup at Founders Day 1966.
251.002 – photograph, 3.5”x3.5”, 1966, color print, Members of Class of 1926 holding Jarman Cup at Founders Day 1966.
251.003 – photograph, 3.5”x3.5”, 1966, color print, Members of Class of 1926 at Founders Day 1966.
251.004 – photograph, 3.5”x3.5”, 1966, color print, Members of Class of 1926 at Founders Day dinner.
251.005 – photograph, 3.5”x3.5”, 1966, color print, (3) members of Class of 1926 at Founder Day 1966.
251.006 – photograph, 5”x3.5”, undated, color print, inscribed on bottom margin: “Hank and Katie Hodges.”
251.007 – photograph, 3.5”x3.5”, 1970, color print, small child in kitchen cupboard. Inscribed on reverse: “Just reaching out to wish you a Merry Christmas! Hank Hodges, Christmas 1970, Ann Smith Greene’s grandson, 1970, 16 mos.”
251.008 – photograph, 3.5”x3.5”, 1972, color print, (2) small children playing on rocking horse. Inscribed on reverse, “Hank and Katie Hodges, Ann Greene’s children, 1972.”