|Title:||Irene Felker scrapbook|
|Quantity:||0.05 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 3488 to MS3491 housed together in 1 half box)|
Irene Felker was a student at the Lucy Cobb Institute in Athens, Georgia. She graduated in 1896.
"Cobb's evangelical zeal also motivated him to improve educational opportunities. In 1854 his sister, Laura Cobb Rutherford, appealed for a female high school in Athens. Cobb responded by raising money and organizing a group of trustees to form the Athens Female High School. The school opened in January 1859 and was soon renamed the Lucy Cobb Institute in honor of Cobb's eldest daughter, who died of fever at age thirteen in 1858."--New Georgia Encyclopedia, viewed January 2007) (http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/)
The collection consists of a scrapbook kept by Irene Felker, a student who graduated from the Lucy Cobb Institute in 1896. Included are pieces of fabric, notes, notecards and letters. There are also photocopies of a photograph and a newspaper clipping that were not originally included in the scrapbook.
Irene Felker scrapbook, circa 1896. MS 3490(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Lucy Cobb Institute collection, circa 1858-1940; Lucy Cobb Institute photograph, 1896 or 1897; Lucy Cobb Institute Trustees extract 5 November 1881, 1881; Lucy Cobb Institute records, 1855-1931; Lucy Cobb Institute grade books, 1904-1910; Lucy Cobb Institute collection, 1859-1926 (bulk 1924-1926).