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Philip Osborne Bethea Scrapbook

Identifier: DC0247s

Scope and Contents

During his student years at Davidson College, Osborne Bethea kept a scrapbook. Included in this scrapbook are student signatures and photographs of his friends. One interesting photograph shows a student (freshman?) going through "hazing" as he is being spanked by two other students with boards. There is also a good picture of a man holding an old camera.


  • Creation: 1920 - 1922


Biographical / Historical

Philip Osborne Bethea was born in Dillon, South Carolina and graduated from Davidson College in 1922. As a student, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, Varsity Football, Wearer of the "D", and the "D" Club. After graduating from Davidson, Bethea served the college as a trustee, member of the Board of Visitors, President of the national Alumni Association and Assistant ot the President for Development. In 1973, he received the Davidson College Alumni Service Award. Bethea married Laura Tillett of Charlotte in 1926 and produced one son, Osborne, Jr. '63, and one daughter.


1 oversize (1 scrapbook)



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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Toby Bethea '63

Processing Information

Processed on 23-Jul-97

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