Amy Newsom Scrapbook, circa 1915Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

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Collection Overview

Title: Amy Newsom Scrapbook, circa 1915Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
ID: 02/19/ U0748
Primary Creator: Newsom, Amy Eliza (1892-1973)
Extent: 1.0 Items
Date Acquired: 10/22/2020. More info below under Accruals.
Forms of Material: Scrapbooks
Languages: English


Loose pages of a scrapbook belonging to student Amy Newsom depicting her life at North Texas State Normal College in the 1910s.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of the loose pages of a scrapbook that belonged to Amy Newsom, a student of North Texas State Normal College in the 1910s. Many of the photographs depict Newsom and other female students who resided in the Gallagher House, a boarding house in Denton, Texas. These photos show the students studying, posing in front of the house, exercising, and participating in other social activities around campus and Denton. "Ma and Pa" Gallagher, presumably the owners of the house, are also pictured as is William Bruce, the university president at the time. Individual photographs of Newsom's "friends and classmates" are featured and labeled either with first and last names or the individual's relationship to Amy. These individual photographs include photos of Amy Newsom and of her younger brother, Clyde Newsom.

In addition to photos from Newsom's time in college, the scrapbook also contains photographs and postcards from a trip to Palacios, Texas, as well as "miscellaneous" photos of a house in Celina, Texas, and of a creek.

Biographical Note

Amy Eliza Newsom was born in 1892 (or 1895 according to a family bible) to William Thomas Newsom and Elmira Pettus "Pet" Graham Newsom in Celina, Texas. She attended North Texas State Teachers College between 1911 and 1915, but her exact graduation date is unknown. After college, Amy taught 5th and 6th grades in Collin County, Texas, before moving to Fort Worth to live with her sister Georgia. In Fort Worth, Amy taught upper grades at Hubbard Heights Elementary School for 35 years and, along with her sister, was active in professional teachers organizations.

Amy Newsom died of a heart attack in her sleep in 1973. She is buried in the Newsom family plot in West Hill Cemetery in Sherman, Texas.

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections

Accession Number: 2020-069

No further materials are expected.

Acquisition Source: Tom Newsom
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Amy Newsom Scrapbook, University of North Texas Special Collections


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