Ida Kenney Risque Harper scrapbook,

Abstract

Personal mementos and photographs that belonged to Ida Kenney Risque Harper, a 1925 UK graduate.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Ida Kenney Risque Harper scrapbook,
Creator
Harper, Ida Kenney Risque
Extent
0.22 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Subjects
Harper, Ida Kenney Risque, 1871?-1958.
University of Kentucky.
Chi Omega Women's Fraternity.
Lexington (Ky.)
Women -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Students -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Theatrical productions -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Jennifer Queen in November 2006 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Ida Kenney Risque Harper was a student at the University of Kentucky from 1921-1925. She was a member of the Lambda Alpha chapter of Chi Omega Women's Fraternity, the Strollers, the Rifle Club (1923), and Su-Ky Circle. She graduated in 1925 with an A.B. degree majoring in Arts/Education and went on to become a high school teacher. She married Henry Alexander Harper on December 26, 1928.
Scope and Content
The Ida Kenney Risque Harper scrapbook includes pages previously contained in a scrapbook. The pages were disbound for preservation purposes. The scrapbook contains items related to Harper's student life at the University of Kentucky during the years 1921-1925. It includes dance invitations and dance cards, theatre programs, some correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Many of the items relate to Ida Kenney Risque Harper's involvement in the Lambda Alpha chapter of Chi Omega Women's Fraternity. Of note, there are several citations from the Woman's Self Government Association indicating rules that Harper had broken. The photographs predominantly consist of plays during the 1920s.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Scrapbook pages 1921-1925

  • Box 1, folder 1-5
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"Enchanted Cottage (play) at the Romany Theater, Jim Cogar and Kenney Harper" circa 1924

  • Box 2, item 1
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The "Enchanted Cottage (play) circa 1924

  • Box 2, item 2
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The Mikada (play) "This is the picture of the play I was in - maybe you can get a better idea of what it was like by this." circa 1924

  • Box 2, item 3
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"The Doll's House" (play) circa 1924

  • Box 2, item 4
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Five women: "1. Louise Burks 2. Ida Kenney Risque 3. Margaret Chenault 4. Betty Barbour 5. Frances Ripy" circa 1924

  • Box 2, item 5
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Group of unidentified men circa 1924

  • Box 2, item 6
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Unidentified man circa 1924

  • Box 2, item 7
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Construction? on a building circa 1924

  • Box 2, item 8
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