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Phillis Edwards Papers
2017-25  
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Description
Two Contemporary Arts Club scrapbooks (1918-1990); minutes (1940-1945) of the Sappho Society, or Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, of which Phillis Edwards was a member; and one photograph album of snapshots documenting Edwards' young adulthood near San Jose in the 1930s and 1940s.
Background
The Sappho Society, organized in 1898, was a social club at San Jose State devoted to the study of literature and art. It evolved into the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. The Contemporary Arts Club was founded in 1918 by a group of female San Jose Normal School graduates to "share a mutual interest in all of the arts." Phillis Edwards of Los Gatos, and San Jose, California, attended San Jose State College, and married James Gordon Percy in 1947.
Extent
.75 linear feet
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Availability
The collection is available to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library & Archives