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Lois Borland Collection: Series 7: Western State College Records 1936 - 1978

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Lois Borland Collection: Series 7

Collection Information

Collection 1, Series 7 1 document case, 2 flat boxes (1.5 lin. ft.) Finding Aid Prepared By Jennifer A. Vazquez July 2006

Lois Borland (1877-1967) came to the Colorado State Normal School, Gunnison, Colorado in 1914 as the school’s first English professor. She retired in 1942 from Western State College of Colorado after a long career that included many interests. In addition to literature, she developed an interest in local history and was probably the first person in the area to appreciate the value of saving and preserving historical documents. She also was involved in dramatic productions at the college.

Scope and Content Note

Records from Lois Borland’s employment at Western State College, including correspondence pertaining to the Speech and Drama program and college student organizations, and a scrapbook with clippings about drama productions.

Contents

File

 
1 CORRESPONDENCE (1 of 2)
  Includes correspondence pertaining to the Speech and Drama program, September 1936-April 1938.
2 CORRESPONDENCE (2 of 2)
  Includes correspondence pertaining to the Speech and Drama program, May 1938-May 1940.
3 DEBATE
  Correspondence and documents pertaining to the debate club, October 1937-January 1940.
4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF THE THEATRE (1 of 3)
  Clippings, brochures, fliers and correspondence pertaining to the drama program.
5 ROCKY MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF THE THEATRE (2 of 3)
  Clippings, brochures, fliers and correspondence pertaining to the drama program.
  Orson Wells’ theater program guide included.
6 ROCKY MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF THE THEATRE (3 of 3)
  Clippings, brochures, fliers and correspondence pertaining to the drama program.
7 DRAMA AND PRESS FESTIVAL (1 of 2)
  Itineraries and schedules pertaining to the Drama Festival held in 1939.
8 DRAMA AND PRESS FESTIVAL (2 of 2)
  Correspondence pertaining to the Drama Festival held in 1939.
9 ORGANIZATIONS (1 of 3)
  Documents and correspondence pertaining to Greek organizations.
10 ORGANIZATIONS (2 of 3)
  Documents and correspondence pertaining to Greek organizations.
11 ORGANIZATIONS (3 of 3)
  Documents and correspondence pertaining to Greek organizations.
12 PROGRAMS
  Program guides for dramatic productions during 1938 and 1939.
13 RECEIPTS
  Financial records for the drama program, around 1938.
14 SPEECH
  Old documented speeches from the speech club.
15 WRITER’S WORKSHOP
  Itinerary, written work and correspondence from the Writer’s Workshop, 1942.

 

Box 2

SCRAPBOOK  
  Bound scrapbook with clippings of drama productions.

 

Box 3

Three Plaques, Handwritten Award, Photograph
  Two plaques inscribed: “Dr. Lois Borland Award. Awarded for outstanding achievement and service in representing the goals, ideals, and inspirations of The College With A Purpose.”
Plaque 1: lists names for 1975-1978
Plaque 2: lists names for 1967-1974
  The handwritten award states: “Dr. Lois Borland Award. Presented to Dr. Lois Borland – the first recipient in recognition of outstanding achievment [sic] and service in representing the goals, ideals, and insperations [sic] of The College With a Purpose. Presented by the Quigley Club, 1966.”
  The photograph depicts “The Original and Entire Student Body (13) and Faculty of Western State College [then, the Colorado State Normal School] – September 1911. Handwriting on frame backing states:

Entire faculty and student body of (13) Western State College (Colorado State Normal School), Sept. 13, 1911. Except Merton Bedford, Manual Training, Kate Redden, registered Sept. 16, 1911.*

Men Students (2)
Ray B. Hollingshead, John McKee

Women Students (11)
1st Row - Kate Walker, Ermee Bumberry, Clara Morris, “Josie” Hendricks, Vera Adams, Winnifred Wonders
2nd Row – Virginia Mueller, Helen Webster, Mildred Birch, Alice Courtney
3rd Row – Olive Veo

*Mr. Bedford shown on another picture taken a few minutes later, same day. Kate Redden and Mabel Claire Walker registered a few days later.

12-5-68, [signed] John C. Johnson (top row, in front of door).

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