Adelaide Taber Young Papers,1887-1911

Collection Number: 37-5-820

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Adelaide Taber Young papers, 1887-1911.
Collection Number:
37-5-820
Creator:
Adelaide Taber Young, 1877-1964.
Quantity:
1.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondance, photographs, scrapbooks and clippings.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers of Adelaide Taber Young include letters written to her mother during her studies at Cornell, largely concerning student life, sorority affairs, and social activities; student notebooks; scrapbooks of photographs, programs, clippings, and other memorabilia from Cornell and Elmira College, including items concerning her sister, Sara Louise (Elmira Class of 1904).
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

After graduation from Cornell University (Class of 1899), Adelaide Young taught biology and physiology at Elmira College, Elmira, New York. She married Dr. Farnham Horatio Shaw.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers of Adelaide Taber Young include letters written to her mother during her studies at Cornell, largely concerning student life, sorority affairs, and social activities; student notebooks; scrapbooks (4 vols., 1894-1904) of photographs, programs, clippings, and other memorabilia from Cornell and Elmira College, including items concerning her sister, Sara Louise (Elmira Class of 1904); a book of American history notes (1898); 53 photographs of trees identified by their Latin names, with a letter (1901) from Professor Willard W. Rowlee of the Cornell Botany Department concerning them, and 22 pressed and mounted botanical specimens (unidentified); a letter (1901) from George Lincoln Burr; correspondence (1890-1901) with family and friends; photographs of friends and relatives from her hometown, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, from Cornell and Ithaca, and from Elmira College.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Young, Adelaide Taber, 1877-1964.
Burr, George Lincoln, 1857-1938.
Rowlee, Willard W.
Young family.
Young, Sara Louise.
Cornell University--Students.
Elmira College--Students.

Subjects:
Greek letter societies.
Students--Recreation.
Trees.
Women college students.
Women college teachers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Notebooks.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Adelaide Taber Young papers, #37-5-820. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
2 scrapbooks of memorabilia ( 1901-1904 ) from Elmira College
Box 1
1 undergraduate scrapbook of A.T. Young from Cornell, 1806-1899
Box 1
1 book of Cornell blue-tinted photos
Box 1
1 printed book Cornell vs. Penn (1896) - official sourvenir, Thanksgiving football game, 1896
Box 1
1 American History notebook, Jan.-May 1898 ; apparently Miss Young's; professor unknown
Box 1
1 diary-scrapbook of Miss Taber's, for a brief period in 1894
Box 2
1 folder of correspondence with friends, family, Burr and Rowlee letters, letter from Elmira College ( 1890-1901 ) (15 pieces)
Box 2
Several folders of memorabilia, Cornell, Elmira, and other
Box 2
Photos, 1887-1911
Box 3
53 identified photos of trees in Ithaca area
Box 3
22 pressed and mounted identified botanical specimens
Box 4
Letters from Adelaide Taber Young, at Cornell, to her mother, 1895-1900