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Noelle Bobbe George Collection
MSS.2011.06.28  
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  • Biographical History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement

  • Title: Noelle Bobbe George Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2011.06.28
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 Linear foot, 1 Box
    Date (inclusive): 1864-2005
    Abstract: The Noelle Bobbe George Collection consists of memorabilia collected by San Jose State College alumna Bobbe George (1950) and her mother, Stella Onah Bunch-Hillis (1913). The collection includes normal school documents, teaching certificates, class reunion literature, three-dimensional artifacts, textiles, and a family chronology. This collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Stella Onah Bunch Memorabilia, 1913-1920; Series II: Noelle Bobbe George (Hillis) Memorabilia, 1864-2005.
    Physical Location: Vault 1, Range 20A
    Creator: Noelle Roberta (Bobbe) Hillis George

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Noelle Bobbe George Collection, MSS-2011-06-28, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Toni Nix, November 30, 2011. Finding aid created in Archivists Toolkit. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

    Biographical History

    Stella Onah Bunch-Hillis was born in 1892 in Paso Robles, California. She graduated from San Jose State Normal School in 1913 and soon entered the teaching profession. She worked as a grammar school teacher in Paso Robles from 1914 through 1917. She married Harry Hillis and spent more than 30 years making a home in Buttonwillow, California. While raising her children, Wilmar Hillis and Noelle Roberta Hillis (Bobbe), she ran the Kern County Library branch. In 1952, Harry Hillis retired from the General Petroleum Company and the couple moved to Willow Glen in San Jose. Harry Hillis died in 1968. Stella Hillis retired from librarianship at age 70, but she continued to volunteer at the Union School District, where her daughter Bobbe Hillis worked for a short period of time. Stella Hillis died on August 17, 1994 and was survived by her two children, five grand-children, and nine great-grand children. The Stella B. Hillis Scholarship in Library Science was established at San Jose State University, and the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Memorial Fund was established in her name as well.
    Noelle Roberta (Bobbe) George (Hillis) was born in 1928 and grew up in Buttonwillow, California. She graduated from San Jose State College in 1950, and was an active member of both Delta Phi Epsilon—a National Kindergarten-Primary organization, and the National Social Sorority. She taught first and second grade at Union School in San Jose, California. She married Glen George in 1954 and together they raised three children, and have six grand-children. Both she and her husband have been active in community service, supporting Hope Rehabilitation Services and Packard Children’s Hospital. In addition, they are active participants and supportive of SJSU programs in the Athletic Department, College of Business, and the School of Library and Information Science. George most recently served as a committee member on the 50th reunion of the Class of 1950 in 2000.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Noelle Bobbe George Collection consists of memorabilia collected by San Jose State College alumna Bobbe George (1950) and her mother, Stella Onah Bunch-Hillis (1913). The collection includes normal school documents, teaching certificates, class reunion literature, three-dimensional artifacts, textiles, and a family chronology.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Stella Onah Bunch Memorabilia, 1913-1920; Series II: Noelle Bobbe George (Hillis) Memorabilia, 1864-2005.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Education, Higher -- California -- San José
    San Jose State College -- History
    San Jose' State Normal School -- Memorabilia
    Universities and colleges--California