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University of Tennessee Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0477

This collection houses two scrapbooks produced by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Each contains a summation of the University's history from 1794 to 1897 on the inside cover and official University photographs of the main buildings on campus. The first scrapbook was never used but the second belonged to University of Tennessee student Harriette Locke Arnell and documents her time at the University from September 1919 to June 1920. It includes photographs of Arnell and her friends around the campus and Knoxville, handwritten poems and notes, clippings from the Orange and White, a published wedding announcement for Robert Miller and Gertrude Williams, letters addressed to Arnell, and invitations from the Omega Sorority.

Interested researchers may also wish to consult the papers of Harriette Arnell Farrar's paternal grandfather, U. S. Representative Samuel Mayes Arnell Sr., housed in MS.0163: Samuel M. Arnell Papers, 1894-1901, MS.0823: Samuel Mayes Arnell Collection, 1782-1937, MS.1297: Samuel M. Arnell Papers, 1865-1903, and MS.2488: Samuel Mayes Arnell Photograph, undated for more information about the Arnell family.

Dates

  • 1919-1920

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses two scrapbooks produced by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Each contains a summation of the University's history from 1794 to 1897 on the inside cover and official University photographs of the main buildings on campus. The first scrapbook was never used but the second belonged to University of Tennessee student Harriette Locke Arnell and documents her time at the University from September 1919 to June 1920.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harriette Locke Arnell was born to Samuel Mayes and Harriet (last name unknown) Arnell Jr. on January 15, 1898. She attended Randolph-Macon College and George Washington University before entering the University of Tennessee on September 23, 1919. Here, she was a member of the Sigma Kappa and Omega Sororities, the Thalia Literary Society, and the YWCA. She also served as the Vice-President of the Women's Student Government, as a member of the Advisory Council, and as the Secretary of the Education Club. She graduated with honors with her BA on June 8, 1921. Arnell married University of Tennessee Professor Broadus Fleshman Farrar (1902-1981) on December 22, 1927 and the couple settled in Knoxville, where Broadus Farrar taught English from 1924 to 1971. Harriette Farrar died in Knoxville in July of 1987.

Arrangement

Collection consists of two scrapbooks.

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to the University Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480