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Betty Lou Allcock, World War II Era Scrapbook by Resident of Wheeling

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.3814

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook by Betty Lou Allcock, resident of Elm Grove, Wheeling, West Virginia (WV). Includes correspondence, photographs, clippings, programs, greeting cards, etc. regarding World War II, Girl Scouts, Girl Reserves, Triadelphia High School, and musical performances.

Correspondence includes greeting cards, postcards, and letters sent to Allcock by friends and family. Correspondents include Corporal James T. Estep and Corporal Robert A. Clark, Allcock's boyfriend. Their letters describe their experiences during basic training and Cpl. Clark's time in the Pacific Theater during WWII.

Photographs include a class photograph of Elm Grove's fourth graders in 1935, and school portraits of Allcock and her classmates at Triadelphia High School, where Allcock graduated in May 1945.

Also included are materials related to the Girl Scouts: newspaper clippings about Girl Scout programs and cookie sales; clippings about fellow Girl Scouts; programs from Girl Scout events; and Allcock's membership cards for Girl Scout Troop 19 of Wheeling, WV. Allcock was also a member of the Girl Reserves, and collected clippings and ephemera related to her involvement in that organization.

Programs are from a variety of concerts and recitals, including a minstrel show performed by the Cadets' Minstrels at the Linsly Military Institute (Linsly School) in 1944.

Dates

  • 1935-1947

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (Summary: 3 in. (1 flat storage box))

Overview

Scrapbook by Betty Lou Allcock, resident of Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV. Includes correspondence, photographs, clippings, programs, greeting cards, etc. regarding World War II, Girl Scouts, Girl Reserves, Triadelphia High School, musical performances, and local news. Highlights include letters from soldiers before and during their deployment.

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Title
Betty Lou Allcock, World War II Era Scrapbook by Resident of Wheeling, 1935-1947
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Date
2012/01/05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536