Elizabeth Corey Wallis Collection 1924-1928

Chatham University

Summary Information

Repository
Chatham University
Title
Elizabeth Corey Wallis Collection
Creator
Wallis, Elizabeth Corey
Collection Number
RG11.2017.004
Date [inclusive]
1924-1928
Extent
1.0 box
Abstract
Elizabeth Corey Wallis attended the Pennsylvania College for Women from 1924-1928. She was involved in many organizations at P.C.W. and these activities are documented in this collection.

Preferred Citation:

Elizabeth Corey Wallis Collection, 1924-1928, RG11.2017.004, Chatham University Archives & Special Collections.

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Biographical Information:

Elizabeth Corey Wallis, born Elizabeth Z. Corey attended the Pennsylvania College for Women from 1924 to 1928. During her time at P.C.W. Elizabeth participated in many organizations such as the Cercle Franciase, Woodland Hall House Board, and Pennsylvanian Staff. She was also Class Secretary, and played on the Hockey Team. After graduating in 1928 she went on to marry John E. Wallis, and have two children Richard C. Wallis and Nancy C. Wallis in the 1930s.

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Administrative History:

Elizabeth Corey Wallis, born Elizabeth Z. Corey attended the Pennsylvania College for Women (P.C.W.) from 1924 to 1928. During her time at P.C.W. Elizabeth participated in many organizations such as the Cercle Franciase, Woodland Hall House Board, and Pennsylvanian Staff. She was also Class Secretary, and played on the Hockey Team. Additionally, she and other students went on a trip to Europe, where they were able to see part of the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. After graduating in 1928, she went on to marry John E. Wallis, and have two children Richard C. Wallis and Nancy C. Wallis in the 1930s. Elizabeth Corey Wallis passed away in 1999 at the age of 92.

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Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth C. Wallis collection contains photographs of P.C.W. during her time attending the college. There are 5 pages of photographs which depict the scenery of campus, friends, and the Mountain Day Picnic. The collection also contains one newspaper clipping from the time of Miss Helen Coolidge passing away.

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Arrangement of Materials:

The Elizabeth Corey Wallis Collection has remained in the condition it was given to the Archives. Photographs remain on original scrapbook paper.

Series 1, Newspaper Clipping The Collection contains one newspaper clipping written by Florence Fisher Parry for an unknown newspaper. The article is a tribute to Miss Helen Coolidge after her passing.

Series 2, Photographs of P.C.W., 1924 – 1928 The Photographs detail the campus and students of P.C.W. while Elizabeth Corey Wallis attended. It is unknown if Wallis herself took the photographs or just collected them.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Chatham University, November 2018

Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA, 15232
412-365-1212
jkmref@chatham.edu

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on access. The records are open for research use.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photograph albums

Personal Name(s)

  • Wallis, Elizabeth Corey

Subject(s)

  • Women's colleges -- United States -- History -- Sources
  • Women's education -- Pittsburgh (PA) -- 1910-1950

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Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Photographs in this series are adhered to original scrapbook paper and some are fragile and/or torn.

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Newspaper Clippings 

  BoxFolder
Newspaper Clipping 11

Series  II. Photographs of P.C.W. 1924-1928 

  BoxFolder
Photographs of P.C.W. 1924-1928 12