Violet Denny scrapbook, 1918-1922  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Denny, Violet
Violet Denny scrapbook
1918-1922 (inclusive)
1 scrapbook, (1 box)
Collection Number
MSS 34
Scrapbook of student life at Oregon Normal School.
Western Oregon University Archives
Hamersly Library
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR
Telephone: 503-838-8419
Fax: 503-838-8399
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Violet Denny was born in Missouri circa 1898. Her family moved to Oregon and lived in Oakland and Monmouth. Violet attended Oregon Normal School from 1918-1922. Information from the Norm yearbook listed her nickname as "Billie." Violet was involved with a number of activities on campus, including Glee Club (1918-1920), junior basketball in 1918, and the Vespertine Society. Census information lists Violet as having a sister named Gladys, who also attended the normal school. Violet is listed in the 1930 and 1940 censuses as boarding in Portland, Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains one personal scrapbook of a female student, Violet Denny, who attended Oregon Normal School. The scrapbook is 9.25 x 11.50 inches with the caption "School Events, ONS, 20-21" on the cover. The scrapbook contains numerous topics, including photographs and postcards of campus building interiors and exteriors (Campbell Hall, Todd Hall Dormitory, Maple Hall, Monmouth Training School, the Grove), faculty member J.B.V. Butler, female dormitory students, art weavings and exhibit, Normal School orchestra, students with diplomas, and social events. Also included are athletic team photographs of women’s basketball (1918, 1921, 1922, juniors and seniors), men’s basketball (1923 and undated), men’s baseball (undated), and photographs of the senior class play, class of 1919 and 1921, and a Fourth of July pageant. A large number of photographs in the scrapbook are of the May Day celebrations, which was a large celebration on campus. Approximately 22 of the photographs are of May Day and include women dancing with garland, women dancing around a May pole outside Maple Hall, women and children dressed up for the May Day pageants, and one photograph that features students in Japanese garb during the May Day event.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

For further information, see the Western Oregon University Archives Research Rules.

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Preferred Citation

Violet Denny scrapbook, MSS 34, Western Oregon University Archives

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College buildings--Oregon--Monmouth
  • College sports--Oregon--Archives
  • College students--Oregon--Monmouth
  • Students--Social life and customs
  • Women college students
  • Personal Names :
  • Denny, Violet (creator)
  • Oregon Normal School--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Normal School
  • Oregon Normal School (Monmouth, Or.) -- Buildings
  • Geographical Names :
  • Monmouth (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks