Edith Somborn Issacs Scrapbook

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This collection consists of the scrapbook of Barnard College alum Edith Somborn Issacs, Barnard class 1906. Somborn was the associate editor of the Barnard Bulletin, worked as student manager of the Barnard fund, participated in theatrical production, and was secretary of the Barnard Zoological club. She co-wrote the opera Barnadesia with classmate Banche Marks, which made the case for the Barnard dormitories. The scrapbook contains programs from productions, articles from the Barnard Bulletin, event invitations, personal correspondence, dance cards, and doodles from class notebooks.

Edith Somborn Issacs Scrapbook, 1903-1906
Edith Somborn Issacs Scrapbook, 1903-1906
Scrapbook of Edith Somborn Issacs (Barnard class of 1906), containing programs from productions, articles from the Barnard Bulletin (of which Isaacs was the associate editor for the class of 1906), event invitations, personal correspondence detailing the planning processes of various Barnard events, dance cards, doodles from class notebooks, and materials from her work as chariman of the Barnard Fund Alumnae Committee. Highlights of the scrapbook include a bulls-eye for handgun target practice, a draft of a 1906 plea for donations to the Barnard fund, and a draft of a Sherlock Holmes inspired satire piece for the 1905 Mortarboard. Also included are materials from "Barnardesia," the copic operetta that Somborn co-wrote with classmate Blanche Marks. ("Barnardesia" made the case for Barnard dormitories, and Somborn invited the Board of Directors to the performance. Soon after, an anonymous donor gave funds for the first dormitory.)