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Guide to the Lillian McPherson Rouse Collection (1890s – 2000)

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Collection Number

2008H.2

Creator

This collection was assembled by Lillian McPherson Rouse. The collection was donated to the Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center by Sandy Lydon in 2007.

Extent:

Fourteen (14) boxes
8 linear feet

Repository:

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Archives
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Abstract

This collection contains personal items of Lillian McPherson Rouse. The collection is contained in fourteen (14) boxes within the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Archives. Content of the collection includes personal items such as Lillian McPherson’s 1926 Santa Cruz High School Graduation Diploma, a 1930 University of Washington diploma, and personal correspondence as well as numerous Cabrillo College class notes. Other items include travel brochures from UC Santa Cruz, travel itineraries, and various newspaper clippings (1890’s-2000), as well as pages of personal photos of family members and world tours.  There are also several photo albums and scrapbooks with personal photos of family members and world travels as well as other memorabilia such as dance cards from the 1920’s. The following finding aid is organized with each Series corresponding to one (1) box in the collection.

Location

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH), 705 Front Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Preferred Citation

The Lillian McPherson Rouse Collection, The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

Process By

Stanley D. Stevens (July 2007) and Renata McRee (December 2013)

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