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Finding Aid for the Mary Ellen Wilcox Larche Collection (MUM00258)

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Finding Aid for the Mary Ellen Wilcox Larche Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00258/
Title: Mary Ellen Wilcox Larche Collection
Dates: 1924-1977
Collector: Moreton, Rebecca Larche, 1937-
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections.University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00258
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection contains loose materials and a scrapbook of memorabilia from Central High School in Jackson, Miss., circa 1919-1925, kept by Mary Ellen Wilcox Larche. Items of note include entries and notes by Eudora Welty, with whom Larche was close.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Received from Rebecca Larche Moreton, 2002

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, April 2012.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001 -- Photographs
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001 -- Correspondence
Central High School (Jackson, Miss.)
High school students -- Mississippi


Formats

scrapbooks
correspondence
photographs
tickets


Biographical Note

Mary Ellen Wilcox Larche attended Central High School in Jackson, Miss., in the early 1920s. As a high-school student, Larche was friends with fellow student Eudora Welty, who later became a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains loose materials and a scrapbook of memorabilia from Central High School in Jackson, Miss., circa 1919-1925, kept by Mary Ellen Wilcox Larche. Items of note include entries and notes by Eudora Welty, with whom Larche was close.


User Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Ellen Wilcox Larche Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Mary Ellen Wilcox Larche Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Container List

Unfoldered Central High School scrapbook, 1919-1925
Folder 1.1 Invitation sent by Eudora Welty, "Chief Buzzard" to Mary Ellen Wilcox, circa 1924
Scope: Re: Joining the "Blinking Buzzard’s Club"
Folder 1.2 Note labeled "Some Unusually Blank Verse," Eudora Welty to Mary Ellen Wilcox, circa 1924
Folder 1.3 Loose materials: tickets
Scope: Includes graduation tickets for 15 May 1925. Originally from "entertainments in honor" section.
Folder 1.4 Central High School Photo Card, circa 1924
Scope: Originally from "entertainments in honor" section
Folder 1.5 Newspaper clipping: "1925 Quadruplane is judged one of the best," 1925
Scope: Mentions Eudora Welty. Originally from "entertainments in honor" section.
Folder 1.6 Personal notes
Scope: Originally from "entertainments in honor" section
Folder 1.7 Jackson HiLite student newspaper, 30 April 1925
Scope: Welty is listed as literary editor. Under heading "What they intend to do," Welty lists "author."
Folder 1.8 Ephemera
Scope: Originally from "entertainments in honor" section
Folder 1.9 Graduation cards
Scope: Originally from "entertainments in honor" section
Folder 1.10 Newspaper clippings about reunion (50th) of the class of 1925 and 68th anniversary of Davis Elementary
Folder 1.11 Loose materials: 68th anniversary of Jefferson Davis Elementary School (1907-1975), 22 May 1975
Scope: Includes invitation and commemorative napkin
Folder 1.12 Program: "Sentimental Journey of Central High School, Jackson, Mississippi," 22 May 1977
Folder 1.13 Notes, letters, and ephemera relating to the 50th class reunion of the class of 1925, 1975