Explore Chowan University’s 1920s Campus and Friendships in Newest Batch of Scrapbooks on DigitalNC!

Thanks to our partner, Chowan University, a new batch with six new scrapbooks are now available on DigitalNC! These scrapbooks showcase Chowan University’s 1950s sports teams, 1980s Data Processing Management Association, early years of the Center for Ethics, and student life during the 1920s and 1930s.

Viola Dana Winslow’s scrapbook provides a look into the lives of students of Chowan College in the 1920s. A majority of the photographs in this scrapbook show Viola and her friends having fun. Underneath the photographs Viola writes descriptive captions about what they are doing as well as the name of her friends and their hometowns. Additionally, she documents some of the sites, views, and buildings around campus and downtown including the science building, her church, the tea room, and the homes of some professors. More photographs from Viola’s scrapbook can be seen below!

Two individuals petting an older golden retriever. One person is crouching and the other is bending over, both are looking at the camera and smiling.
“Down Town on a Monday afternoon.”

To learn more about Chowan University, visit their website here.

To view more materials from Chowan University, visit their contributor page here.

To view more scrapbooks from partners all across the state, visit the link to our scrapbooks here.

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