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1927 [Catherine Cox letters]

Cox, Catherine

1927

Letters from Catherine Cox to her family, mostly her parents, on her activites at Guilford College. Of note are her experiences with disciplinary actions, mentions of girls asking permission to go home and running off and eloping instead, exams, incidents with rats, and the forgiveness of her parents for getting into trouble. There is also one letter addressed to Isabella Cox, her sister.

Collection: MS501 Catherine Cox Letters (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


Letters from Catherine Cox to her family, though chiefly her parents. Details her experiences at Guilford College. Of note are worries over exam grades, intercollegiate sports, shopping, new arrivals to Guilford College (one girl lasted only a day. Having flunked from NCCW. This girl was known for having a bad "rep" and used profane language. Catherine is under the impression that Raymond Binford had this girl kicked out because of this), and events in Greensboro such as a High School Operetta.

Collection: MS501 Catherine Cox Letters (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


Letters from Catherine Cox to her family, though chiefly her parents. Details her experiences at Guilford College. Of note is her entering the Glee Club, becoming editor-and-chief of the annual, bill payments, state football games, shopping in Greensboro, the stress of juggling work, and going to see the Boston Women's Symphony in Greensboro. It should be noted that most of the stationary is personalized, with "Young Women's Student Government Association" at the top, listing Catherine Cox as secretary.

Collection: MS501 Catherine Cox Letters (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


This folder contains letters from Catherine Cox to her family, though chiefly her parents. Details her experiences at Guilford College. Of note are mentions of snow, a banquet in the King Cotton Hotel for the Guilfordian Board annual banquet (there was a performance and Catherine and her friends were seated on a balcony that was called the "nigger heben," perhaps because that is where African Americans were required to sit), the student council entertaining High Point student government presidents, shortening vacations to make up for days missed on account of the "flu," getting sick of seeing shows at the Carolina Theater, gaining weight at home, clothes shopping in Greensboro, and campus elections. Included is a Mothers Day card, and a program for one of Catherine Cox's piano recitals. It should be noted that most of the stationary is personalized, with "Young Women's Student Government Association" at the top, listing Catherine Cox as secretary.

Collection: MS501 Catherine Cox Letters (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


This folder contains letters from Catherine Cox to her family, though chiefly her parents. Details her experiences at Guilford College. Of note are the stresses of event-managing, strange student activities (such as hazing, and the home-economics majors holding a tea for the "football men", presiding over the societies opening reception, attending trustees meetings, the Guilford football team winning a game, possum hunting (with a man named Bob Jones who was "quite the character", being in the Glee Club, listening to letures, and watching fireworks. It should be noted that most of the stationary is personalized, with "YWCA"(Young Women's Student Government Association) at the top, listing Catherine Cox as secretary.

Collection: MS501 Catherine Cox Letters (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


This folder contains letters from Catherine Cox to her family, though chiefly to her parents. They detail her experiences at Guilford College. Of note is mention of a crazy man living in the woods (he "sicced" his dog on Catherine and her friends as they were taking a walk. In their attempt to escape they fell through some barbed wire and kept running), basketball games with Elon University, exams, an incident wherein a former student (Edmina Siler) was run over and killed (the student body stood in respectful silence as the body was driven through campus), and the Dolly Madison tablet unveiling. It should be noted that the stationary used is personalized with "YWSGA"(Young Women's Student Government Association) printed at the top, with Catherine Cox listed as president.

Collection: MS501 Catherine Cox Letters (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


This folder contains letters from Catherine Cox to her family, though chiefly to her parents. They detail her experiences at Guilford College. Of note is mention of "tacky parties"(parties that are intentionally tacky), rain ruining both the May-Pole dance and the High School day, listening to the Marine Band Concert in Greensboro, participating in helping both freshmen and upperclassmen situate themselves (and mentioning that the "Guilford boys" decided to be nice and not make the freshmen do the "rat dance" whatever that is), reminiscent talk while she prepares to graduate, watching the "question mark"(a big endurance airplane) fly over the college, hearing of William Phifer committing suicide back home, finalizing classes, recitals, and shopping for clothes. There are no dates on the letters, but most of the personalized stationary lists Catherine Cox as the president of the Young Women's Student Government Association (YWSGA), meaning they are likley from her junior or senior years.

Collection: MS501 Catherine Cox Letters (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


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