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Mary Martin scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 5317

Content Description

Scrapbook created by USC alumna Mary Martin that documents her years at USC, her marriage to fellow USC alumnus Bernard Gipson, and their life after marriage. The scrapbook documents Mary's life as a student at USC. Mary's twin sister Myra also attended USC and she also features in the scrapbook. The scrabpook includes numberous clippings, articles, cards, playbills, sports items and other ephemera asso ciated with undergraduate student life. It also contains Bernard and Mary's marriage certificate, birth announcements, and ephemera from Bernard's travels.

Dates

  • 1924-1941

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Martin and her twin sister Myra were pharmaceutical majors at USC in the mid-1920s. Mary was the President of the Lambda Kappa Sigma sorority. Her future husband, Bernard Gipson, was an electical engineering major at USC, a member of the Sigma Phi Delta fraternity, and of the USC band. After Mary and Bernard graduated, they were married on July 1, 1929. Bernard went to work for Southern California Edison. The scrapbook ends on April 22, 1941, when Bernard died from a sudden illness.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 scrapbook)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Scrapbook created by USC alumna Mary Martin that documents her years at USC, her marriage to fellow USC alumnus Bernard Gipson, and their life after marriage. The scrapbook documents Mary's life as a student at USC. Mary's twin sister Myra also attended USC and she also features in the scrapbook. Mary Martin and her twin sister Myra were pharmaceutical majors at USC in the mid-1920s. Mary was the President of the Lambda Kappa Sigma sorority. Her future husband, Bernard Gipson, was an electical engineering major at USC, a member of the Sigma Phi Delta fraternity, and of the USC band. After Mary and Bernard graduated, they were married on July 1, 1929. Bernard went to work for Southern California Edison. The scrapbook ends on April 22, 1941, when Bernard died from a sudden illness.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rick K. Pickering, May 16, 2017.

Creator

Title
Finding aid for the Mary Martin scrapbook
Status
Completed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2017 May
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States