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Beorc Eh Thorn Scrapbooks

 Collection — Box: 01 of 01
Identifier: LU-070

Scope and content

This collection, which dates from 1936 to 1949, consists of two scrapbooks. These scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, ephemera, photographs, and correspondence with, and regarding, writers the society brought to speak in Farmville.


  • Creation: 1936 - 1949


Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions to access or use for research purposes.

Biographical sketch

Beorc Eh Thorn was a local honorary English society formed at [then] State Teachers College in 1935. The society was organized, according to their constitution, for the purpose of "promot[ing] among the membership the enjoyment and appreciation of literature, the cultivation of creative writing, the use of proper English, and the recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of English study." Beorc Eh Thorn also conducted monthly programs, based on an annual theme, that brought well-known authors, playwrights, poets, and scholars to the campus to speak to the student body. It was through the work of Beorc Eh Thorn, and early faculty sponsor Dr. James Grainger, that writers such as Ellen Glasgow, Vladimir Nabokov, Robert Frost, and Carl Sandburg were brought to Farmville to speak.


1.1 Linear Feet (1 archival flat box)

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Ownership and Custodial History

It is unknown when this collection was transferred to the Greenwood Library Archives.


Benedict Chatelain
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Repository Details

Part of the Greenwood Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Janet D. Greenwood Library
401 Redford Street
Farmville VA 23909 United States