Edna McKee-Houston Scrapbooks 1897 - 1911

Chatham University

Summary Information

Chatham University
Edna McKee-Houston Scrapbooks
Houston, Edna Mckee
Collection Number
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1904-1907
Date [inclusive]
2.0 boxes

Preferred Citation:

Edna McKee-Houston Scrapbooks, RG11.2018.005, Chatham University Archives & Special Collections.

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Administrative History:

Edna (Garfielda) McKee attended the Pennsylvania College for Women (P.C.W.) from 1900 – 1904. Her senior thesis was titled, "The Lesson of the `Idylls of the King.'” McKee was an active member in the Alumnae Association, the Young Women’s Christian Association, the College Club, and the Red Cross. She was the head of P.C.W.’s Decade Club IV 1901-1910, a subset of the P.C.W. Alumnae Association. Edna McKee Houston was of treasurer of the Alumnae Association during the 1940s Building Fund for P.C.W. Edna McKee Houston died at the age of 102 in 1983 and is buried at Union Dale Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Scope and Contents

The two scrapbooks from Edna McKee Houston detail her life while attending the Pennsylvania College for Women (P.C.W.) and shortly afterward as well as events in which P.C.W and alumnae were mentioned. The first scrapbook covers the years of 1897 – 1907 and includes photographs of her classmates, scenery, rooms, and events. The second scrapbook ranges from 1901 to 1918, containing only newspaper clippings from those years. The clippings detail events which she was part of as well as mentions of people connected to P.C.W.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Chatham University, November 2018

Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA, 15232

Conditions Governing Access:

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Houston, Edna Mckee


  • Chatham University -- History -- Sources
  • Edna McKee Houston -- Archives
  • Women’s education -- History -- Sources

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Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Photographs in this series have been kept on original scrapbook paper and some are fragile and exhibit damage.

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Scrapbooks 

Edna McKee Houston Scrapbook 1897-1907 1
Edna McKee Houston Scrapbook (Clippings) 1901-1918 2