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William Henry Ruffner Campbell Collection

Identifier: DC0249s

Scope and Contents

This scrapbook contains a list of the college yells from 1910, a description of Campbell's first impressions as a freshman at Davidson College, a description of his freshman room, a listing of some of the college songs, a description of Campbell's first year of vacation, a description of the debates of the Philanthropic Society in which Campbell participated, a listing of members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and a listing of student expenses from 1908 and 1909. There also are three loose leaf papers that contain a "pledge" signed by W.H.R. Campbell, A. W. Bulter and James Allan, Jr. which outlined how the boys wanted to live -- i.e., no alcohol "except in necessity", only 3 smokes a day, lights out at 10:15pm, no food in between meals except for fruit, etc. The pledge is signed Spetember 1909l.


  • Creation: 1909 - 1910


Biographical / Historical

William Henry Ruffner Campbell was born in 1889 in Asheville, N.C. He graduated from Davidson College in 1910 and eventually became a lawyer in the Asheville, N.C. region.


1 folders_oversize (1 folder + 1 scrapbook)



Physical Location

Single Manuscript Box 12s

Processing Information

Processed on 23-Jul-97

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Part of the Manuscript Collections Repository