Jessie May Wendover Scrapbook

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This collection consists of the scrapbook of Barnard College alum Jessie May Wendover. The collection covers the period from the fall of 1892, when she matriculated at Barnard, until her graduation in the spring of 1896. Jessie May Wendover was born in Nokomis, Illinois in 1872. As a child she moved to Newark, New Jersey, and graduated from Newark High School. Her major subject of study at Barnard College was Latin, while her other fields of study included Sociology, Greek, and French. As a commuter, she was not able to participate in any extracurricular activities. After college she continued to reside in Newark. She died around 1960.

Jessie May Wendover Scrapbook, 1892-1896
Jessie May Wendover Scrapbook, 1892-1896
Scrapbook of Barnard College alum Jessie May Wendover documenting the period from the fall of 1892, when she matriculated at Barnard, until her graduation in the spring of 1896. Contents of the scrapbook include newspaper and magazine clippings, envelopes and their contents, tickets, invitations, programs, dance cards, and other ephermera. Also of interest is a speech in praise of the college, a typewritten copy of the “Class Prophesy” that references the rest of Wendover's classmates, and a lengthy handwritten piece on “1896’s Sophomore Experience.” There are many materials referencing construction on Morningside Heights, and items related to the building of the Milbank complex, Brooks Hall, and Butler Library. This includes a booklet about Milbank called “Plans of the new building on the Boulevard at one hundred and nineteenth Street.” There are also a number of Commencement and class day booklets. There is also alumni/alumna materials such as invites to college events and correspondence. This collection also contains specific information about academic life at Barnard College, which includes materials about course selection, classes, a Registration Book for 1895, the final exam schedule, correspondence, and Wendover’s grades. The scrapbook has been conserved, with objects and inclusions removed from their original pages.