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Title Irene Sanderson Beahm, Bridgewater College class of 1944, collection, 1941 - 1984, bulk 1941 - 1944
Catalog Number 15.07.001
Object Name Manuscript Collection
Donor Beahm, Michael W.
Scope & Content Materials collected and created by M. Irene "Sandy" Sanderson, later M. Irene Sanderson Beahm, Bridgewater College (Bridgewater, Va.), Class of 1944. Many of materials give a primary source view of life at Bridgewater College during the early 1940s. Sanderson was involved in a number of activities at Bridgewater College including The Student Christian Movement, Glee Club, Mu Epsilon Mu (the home economics society), and Societas Orphea (a musical honor society.) She also served as vice-president of her senior class. She sang in the choir in the Class of 1944 senior play.

Contents of her papers include the following:
Sanderson's scrapbook of her life at Bridgewater College 1941 - 1944.

Sanderson's Bridgewater College photograph album, 1940-1944 and box of loose photographs and letter. Photograph album chronicles her time at Bridgewater College and shows many of her friends. Places shown are Yount Hall, Cole Hall, Flory Hall, Rebecca Hall, Rawley Springs, and Bridgewater Church of the Bretheren. Themes of the photgraphs inlcude dormotory life, chapel life, theatrical and musical performances, friendship, May Day, later newspaper clippings regarding Hazel Earle Wright's marriage, intramural sports, a flood, a beach trip, studying, classes, the junior camping trip to Rawley Springs, Scarlet Fever quarantine, trip to Hardenia Click's home and farm in Weyer's Cave, VA, and a Sadie Hawkins Day. People shown in the album include the following: Irene "Sandy" Beahm; Elsie Beam; Hardenia Click; Jane Coffman; Mary Joe Conley; Dorothy Crist; Leona Dodge; Hazel Earle; Lorraine "Tex" Fike; Doris Finks; Samuel Flora; Doris Flory; Dorothy Jones; Elsie Jones; Nancy "P.Q." Littlepage; Myron Miller; Miriam Rohrer; Betty Scrogrum; Betty Showalter; Mary Joe Smith; Carrie Lee Swift; Ruth Weybright Stauffer; Lorraine "Tex" Texiere, Ruth Weybright; Jane Wilhide; Hazel Wright; and Hardeina Zigler.

Sanderson's autograph book, 1941.

Bridgewater College's Ripples yearbooks 1941 - 1944.

Panoramic photograph of Daleville College student body circa 1913.

Panoramic photograph of Daleville College campus circa 1913.

'44' EAGLES.... and how they grew, Bridgewater College Class of 1944 40th reunion booklet, 1984.

Bridgewater-Daleville College Bulletin. Vol. 8. No. 6. April, 1938. Special Report on the Daleville Problem.

Daleville Leader, June 1918, a periodical edited by the senior
class of Daleville College (Daleville, Va.)

A History of the Church of the Brethren Midland, Virginia 1883 - 1973 booklet.

Brandt, H. A. Christopher Sower and Son. The Story of Two Pioneers in American Printing Who LIved Up to Their Motto: 'To the Honor of God and My Neighbors Good". Elgin (Ill.): Bretren Publishing House, 1938.

Bridgewater College Alummni Directories, Centennial Edition (1980), 1986-87, 1991-92, 1995-96, 2000 (2 copies), and 2005.

Myers, Oscar R., Ottilie K. Grauber and Robert V. Cram. The Juniata College Song Book. New York: Hinds, Noble & Eldredge, 1912.

Sappington, Roger E. Reuel B. Pritchett: Churchman and Antiquarian. Harrisonburg (Va.): Park View Press, 1972.

Wayland, John, Editor-In-Chief, Bridgewater College: Its Past and Present. A Tribute of the Alumni. Elgin (Ill.): The Brethren Publishing House, 1905.

Bridgewater College Class of 1944 Reunion mug with photograph of class in reunion, April 17, 2004

Bridgewater College Class of 1944 Reunion mug with photograph of class in reunion, April 18, 2009

The 1942 - 1944 yearbooks are signed and contain ephemera from class reunions.
Collection Alexander Mack Memorial Library Special Collections
People Beahm, Irene "Sandy"
Beam, Elsie
Click, Hardenia
Coffman, Jane
Conley, Mary Joe
Crist, Dorothy
Dodge, Leona
Earle, Hazel
Fike, Lorraine "Tex"
Finks, Doris
Flora, Samuel
Flory, Doris
Jones, Dorothy
Jones, Elsie
Jones, Leona
King, Audrey M.
Littlepage, Nancy "P.Q."
Martin, John W.
Miller, Myron
Miller, Nancy P. "P.Q."
Rohrer, Miriam
Sanderson, Irene "Sandy"
Scrogrum, Betty
Showalter, Mary Jo
Smith, Carrie Lee
Smith, Miriam
Stauffer, Ruth
Swift, Carrie Lee
Texiere, Lorraine "Tex"
Weybright, Ruth
Wilhide, Jane
Wright, Hazel
Zigler, Hardeina