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Frances Wolf Galloway Papers - MS 991

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

 Introduction

The Frances Wolf Galloway collection primarily dates from June 1945 to 1950, the years of her enrollment at Bowling Green State University as a student. Photographs, documents, news clippings, and memorabilia from each year of her enrollment are included. Additionally, the collection includes a Wood County sesquicentennial celebration scrapbook (1970) and one photograph of the Pioneer class taken in 1999. Also included is a small collection of James’ Galloway material, including pamphlets, news clippings and his diploma from BGSU.

The collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collections on September 3, 2003 by Julie Hughes, Mrs. Galloway’s daughter, and accepted by Ann Bowers.  The register was prepared by Emily Ruckel, a student in HIST 6560 (Archives Administration) at Bowling Green State University.

 Biographical Sketch

Frances Wolf came as a freshman to Bowling Green State University in the Fall of 1945 from Nankin, Ohio. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wolf and graduated from Ashland high school in 1945. In her first year at BGSU, she received a tuition scholarship of $60.00.

During her four years at the University she was an active member in the Student Christian Fellowship and the Greek Community. On January 19, 1946, she was offered a bid from the Beta Mu Chapter of the Delta Gamma women’s fraternity. She graduated June 3, 1949 with a Bachelor of Arts.

After graduation she married James Livingstone Galloway, also a student at BGSU.

 Scope and Content

The scrapbooks, scrapbook materials, photo album comprising the Frances Wolf Galloway Papers document her life while at Bowling Green State University between 1945 and 1949. The James Galloway loose documents and Wood County Sesquicentennial also included in the Frances Wolf Galloway Papers provide additional insight into the life of Frances Galloway and her long-term connection to Bowling Green State University.

The scrapbook from her freshman year (June 1945 – June 1946) is most complete and is comprised of organizational programs, sporting event programs, sorority/fraternity invitations, student records including her acceptance and tuition waiver letter.

The loose documents that encompass Frances Galloway’s sophomore year (September 1946 – May 1947) include sporting event programs, theatre programs, Delta Gamma programs and papers. The materials that encompass the sophomore years are much less detailed than the freshman year scrapbook.

The loose documents that represent Frances Galloway’s junior year (November 1947 – May 1948) include sports schedules, theatre programs, Greek event programs, Greek event invitations, Ashland College Music Senior Recital program. The materials that encompass the junior years are much less detailed than the freshman year scrapbook.

The loose documents that represent Frances Galloway’s senior year (October 1948 – May 1949) include music/theatre programs, organizational programs, and graduation/honors assembly programs. The materials that encompass the senior years are much less detailed than the freshman year scrapbook.

The photo album provides a visual record of Frances Wolf Galloway’s life at Bowling Green State University from 1945-1949. Included are scenes of university buildings and grounds, photographs of her friends, sorority sisters, and herself. Newspaper clippings that reference her friends and herself are also included throughout the album.

The loose documents of James Livingstone Galloway include two Alpha Tau Omega publications, his Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Card, a copy of school newspaper clippings regarding Bowling Green student strike (October 1949), Spring 1950 Commencement program and his diploma (Bachelor of Arts).

The second complete scrapbook in the collection is comprised of pictures and articles from the Sentinel Tribune in August of 1970 to commemorate the Wood County Sesquicentennial Celebration. Also included is a 1970 brochure produced by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce highlighting the many attributes of the Bowling Green, Ohio community.

Together, these documents provide a glimpse at life at Bowling Green State University during the mid-20th century. These papers would be of interest to anyone researching college student life in the 1940s, Delta Gamma sorority or Greek Life at Bowling Green State University, and women’s history.

 Series Description

SCRAPBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK MATERIAL

SCRAPBOOK
June 1945- June 1946
Arrangement mainly follows a chronological order. Scrapbook is comprised of various clippings from comprised of organizational programs, sporting event programs, sorority/fraternity invitations, student records including her acceptance and tuition waiver letter from her first year at BGSU.

SCRAPBOOK
August 1970
Includes pictures and articles all clipped from the Sentinel Tribune in August of 1970 to commemorate the Wood County Sesquicentennial Celebration. Also included is a 1970 brochure produced by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce highlighting the many aspects of Bowling Green, Ohio.

SCRAPBOOK MATERIAL
September 1946 – May 1947
Collection of loose documents, similar to scrapbooks created for her first year at BGSU, which includes sporting event programs, theatre programs, Delta Gamma programs and papers.

SCRAPBOOK MATERIAL
November 1947 – May 1948
Collection of loose documents, similar to scrapbooks created for first year, which includes sports schedules, theatre programs, Greek event programs, Greek event invitations, Ashland College Music Senior Recital program.

SCRAPBOOK MATERIAL
October 1948 – May 1949)
Collection of loose documents, similar to scrapbooks created for first year, which includes music/theatre programs, organizational programs, and graduation/honors assembly programs.

SCRAPBOOK MATERIAL
1949-1950
Collection of loose documents related to James L Galloway which includes two Alpha Tau Omega publications, a copy of newspaper clippings regarding Bowling Green student strike, and the 1950 Spring Commencement program.

PRINTED MATERIALS

CERTIFICATES
1948, 1950
James Livingson Galloway’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity card and Diploma.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM
1945-1950s
Arranged in primarily chronological order the album includes scenes of university buildings and grounds, photographs of her friends, sorority sisters, and herself. Newspaper clippings that reference her friends and herself are also included throughout the album. The newspaper clippings and photographs at the end of the album are post-graduation and include wedding announcements, engagement

POSITIVE PRINTS
1999
Photograph taken during 1999 Homecoming Pioneer Reunion. Includes a listing of all participants photographed

 Inventory

Box 1

Folder
  1. Scrapbook Materials, Frances Wolf, September 1946 – May 1947
  2. Scrapbook Materials, Frances Wolf, November 1947 – May 1948
  3. Scrapbook Materials, Frances Wolf, October 1948 – May 1949
  4. News Clippings, James Galloway,1949-1950
  5. Printed Materials, James Galloway Diploma and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity membership card
  6. Photograph – Homecoming Pioneer Reunion, 1999

Box 2 (Oversize)

  1. Scrapbook - June 1945- June 1946 (compiled by Frances Wolf Galloway)
  2. Scrapbook – Wood County Sesquicentennial August 1970 (Compiled by Frances Wolf Galloway)
  3. Photo Album – 1945 – 1950s (compiled by Frances Wolf Galloway)

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