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Accession #MU2013/32 B
TopicMay Day Celebrations: of the 1920's
TitleMay Day Queens and Their Courts
LocationPhotograph File Folder Section in Order of Accession number
CitationMay Day Queens and Their Courts, MU2013/32 B, Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessResearchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenanceCollection of the Archives, Photograph Box 54, May Day Courts
Scope and Content

May Day Queens and Celebrations                                          

File Folder B: 1920-1929


·         1920 May Day Celebration.

o   Crowing the May Queen Mabel Winger Moomaw, May 1, 1920. From the scrapbook of Ida Fields Neff.

o   May King,1920, Ina Moomaw.  From the scrapbook of Ida Fields Neff.

·         1921 May Day Celebration.   Pictures located in 1922 Aurora page 111.

o   Queen: Margery Gump

o   Maid of Honor: Alice Lehman.

o   Picture of women around Maypole.

·         1922 May Day Celebration.  Pictures correspond with 1923 Aurora.

·         1923 May Day Celebration.  Pictures correspond with 1924 Aurora.

·         1923 Graduation?

o   Edith Janey Shafer/Front Row, left end.

§  Edith Janey Shafer graduated in 1923 from the 2 year Normal program. These women are holding rolls of paper (diplomas?) in their hands). 25 female students are pictured as graduates of the 2 year Normal program in 1923 and 21 young women are in this picture.            


·         1924 May Day Celebration.  Pictures correspond with 1925 Aurora, pg. 96.  Some are identified with an older accession number [87-25-272] from when the College maintained a “Museum.” 

·         1925 May Day Celebration.

·         Bernice Wenger Stebbins, taken May Day 1926? Commercial, 1926.

·         May Day 1927.

o   Bobby Lehman/May Queen 1927. 1928 Aurora, pg. 138.

§  Note: In the Aurora on page 137, May Queen is listed at Lois Lehman. Possible Bobby was a nickname.


·         1928 May Day Celebration. MC2012/8(1928) – Folder from collection of MC2012/8 incorporated by year into MU2013/32.

·         May Day 1929. Photographs from MU 2013/32 and pictures from MC2012/9(1928), incorporated by year into MU2013/32.


See Also MU2013.32 A - For unidentifed pictures that might be from this period of time.

Date of Accession02 May 2013
Bio History Note

The first May Day celebration was in 1920.

Additional unidentified early photographs from May Day are found in folder MU2013/32 A.

Archivist NoteStudent Archivist, Kelley Brenneman, and Archivist, Jeanine Wine, identified and collated images for this collection. Photographs from MC2012/8 were asembled and incorporated by date with this collection so as to have all like images at one location. Description prepared 2 May 2013 by Jeanine M. Wine.

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