Thursday, October 20, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - Betty Carringer's 1940 College Yearbook Pictures

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

This week's "Treasure" is my mother's college yearbook photograph and college work summary.  She attended San Diego State College (SDSC) from 1936 to 1940 as an Art major.  Two of the images I found in the U.S. School Yearbooks collection for the 1940 San Diego State College yearbook are shown below:

1)  Page 70:

Del Sudoeste was the name of the SDSC yearbook, and this is their page in the yearbook.  The page above says of my mother:

"Betty Carringer assisted Clark, always kept appointments except to class.  Affably did odd jobs, all  senior drawings; helped with mountings, backgrounds."

The bonus, for me, is the picture at the bottom of this page, labeled "Carringer."  Here is the picture of my mother:

2)  Page 89 is the Operetta page:

Betty's section is the last one on the page:

"BETTY CARRINGER measured for costumes as costume mistress.  costumes came from San Francisco.  "The Desert Song" was presented by special arrangement with Samuel French of New York."

3)  Page 160 is the Phi Sigma Nu sorority page:

My mother is in the first row, on the far right.  Here is her picture:

My mother enjoyed meeting with her sorority sisters all through her life.  After my father died in 1983, going to the sorority sister meetings was a monthly outing that she really looked forward to.

I just realized that I have several family Treasures on the wall of our living room - my mother's copper enamel art pieces!  She was an accomplished copper enamel artist and we have several original pieces of her work, as do my brothers and my daughters.  I will take some pictures and use them in future Treasure Chest Thursday posts!


Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Very touching, to me. My mother would have been in college these same years, but 'she and her dad' decided they could not afford it, or, afford for her to be away from home. Oh, what she missed. On the other hand, if she had gone off to college, I certainly would not exist... so, I guess I appreciate their decision. Thanks for the memories! ;-)

Root Digger said...

Those are some very nice memories of your mother. Great Post!!