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Cora Averill scrapbook, 1904-1907
- Averill, Cora
- Cora Averill scrapbook
- 1904-1907 (inclusive)19041907
- 1 volume
- Collection Number
- Mss 273
- Scrapbook of photos and memorabilia including play programs, Theta Phi and other fraternity and sorority materials, musical recital programs, oratory programs, dance cards, and calling cards from the University of Montana between 1904 and 1907.
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
- Access Restrictions
Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Cora Averill was born April 25, 1886 in Townsend, Montana to Truman and Nellie Averill. The second of the couple’s five children and the eldest daughter, Cora was part of the first graduating class from Townsend High School in 1904. She attended Montana State University (now the University of Montana-Missoula) and was a member of Penetralia, Theta Phi (now a part of Kappa Alpha Theta), the Associated Students of the University of Montana, Clarkia, and the Oratorical Association. She graduated with honors with a B.A. in 1907.
Averill married Norman Sealy Poole on June 4, 1908. They would have two children, Martha and Norman (Jack). After living in different parts of Montana, Illinois, and Minnesota, the family returned to Townsend, Montana. Cora taught at the high schools in both Townsend and Harlowton. She was an active member of the community, serving with the Townsend Woman’s Club, Primrose Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, Book Chat Club, the Townsend Garden Club, and was a member of the Episcopal Church. Her husband, Norman, passed away in 1949.
Cora Averill Poole passed away in March of 1959 in Townsend, Montana after an extended illness.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Cora Averill scrapbook contains photos and memorabilia including play programs, Theta Phi and other fraternity and sorority materials, musical recital programs, oratory programs, dance cards, and calling cards. It also contains announcements for various university events.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes.
[Name of document or photograph number], Cora Averill Scrapbook, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Greek letter societies--Montana--Missoula
- University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.)
Form or Genre Terms
- Women college students--Montana--Missoula