- Collection ID:
Locke, L. Leland (Leslie Leland), b. 1875
- Physical Description:
approximately 50 leaves
Scrapbook consisting mainly of miscellaneous newsclippings from the New York Tribune and other sources dating from 1932 and 1937, apparently compiled by David C. Locke, a public school administrator in Monaca, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania. Many of the articles have a general focus on education (particularly with a technical, scientific, or mathematical theme, such as the ideas of Albert Einstein); also represented are news stories on Pennsylvania history; medical trivia; inventions; eugenics; highway design; calendar reform; the metric system; government service (federal and local); alcohol and post-Prohibition American culture; brain teasers and puzzles; poetry; prayers; and comics. There are also some handwritten genealogical details about the Locke family.
David C. Locke was an educator (supervising principal and superintendent of schools) in Monaca, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, in the early decades of the 20th century. He was also a graduate of Grove City College.
Title devised by cataloger.
The cover title ("Minutes of Committee on High & Normal Schools") is completely unrelated to the contents of the scrapbook.
Items are tipped in or mounted on the leaves of a commercially-produced blank book, with page numbers stamped in blue. Some leaves were removed at some point in the past, either by Mr. David C. Locke or a subsequent owner. A few items are laid in.
A handwritten letter from David C. Locke to Leslie Leland Locke is tipped in at the end of the volume.
SCDIRB copy 39088016107195 has a contemporary gilt-tooled black half-leather binding with black embossed-cloth paper boards, and faux marbled edges.
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