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ing Department Correspondenceundated. Special Convocations, undated. Dormitory Handbooks and Pamphletsundated. Her father, Rev. Chester A. McIlroy, moved the family to New Mexico after the death of his spouse.
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While in New Mexico, the family met the Claypool family. After accepting positions at Baylor University, the blended family moved to Waco, Texas. Eventually, Russell attended Baylor and graduated in After graduation, she taught English at Baylor and, inwas married. Although she later divorced her husband date unknownshe retained the last name Russell. Inshe moved to Portland, Oregon, and later returned to Baylor in to accept the position of assistant to Irene Marschall, Dean of Women.
When Marschall left the university inRussell was offered the position, which she would occupy for the next nine years. As Dean of Women, Russell was involved in multiple aspects of female student life at Baylor. Russell was a major participant in event and entertainment planning at Baylor, an area she remained engaged in throughout her tenure. InBaylor President Pat M. Russell was a well-known person on the Baylor campus, and the students dedicated the edition of the Baylor annual, The Round-Upto her.
During the s, she began to write a complete history of Baylor from its beginnings in Independence, Texas. However, Russell would not be able to complete the project. Inshe became ill and began working from home with the assistance of two student secretaries. Later that year, on August 21, Lily Russell passed away.
Materials are predominantly related to administrative functions and event planning. A large amount of correspondence is included and full dialogues are present as Russell would copy her initial solicitations and responses. Original letters and postcards are typically attached to copied responses in the reverse order in which they were received.
Many newspaper clippings were present and attached to discarded letters, drafts of material, and ballots from past events. Although the clippings were the intended items to be retained, the items to which they are attached to provide context and additional information not found elsewhere in the collection. Other sizeable amounts of materials present in the collection include photographs and event materials programs, scripts, sheet music, decorative items, etc.
A large percentage of items in the collection contain handwritten notes by Russell. Depending upon the item, the notes could be as simple as a label or as complex as detailed instructions. Russell continued to use many of the files in her various other roles at the university, so many extend past her tenure as Dean of Women.
It is unclear whether student assistants used the files while Russell worked from home in her later years. Material originating from successors may also be found within some series.
Additional materials were included after her death, and it is possible files may have been used and altered by others before storage and transfer to The Texas Collection. All requests for copying of materials must be submitted to The Texas Collection in writing. Please use the Request Form for Copying Materials sheet. Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator s of this collection are in the public domain.
There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown.
Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U. Copyright Law Title 17, U. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Repository Browse List. Accessing Materials Described Here. BU Records: Dean of Women Lily Russell had been organized prior to this finding aid, but with no inventory of the entire collection or existing finding aid. It was not clear if this arrangement was in the original order or imposed by an archivist upon accession.
Arrangement and titles were derived from the existing materials. In order to enhance access, minor alterations were made and those changes are noted in the finding aid.
Margaret Fund Students, II. Baptist Denomination, III. ing Department Correspondence, V. Special Convocations, VI. Fellowship Girls, VII. Dormitory Handbooks and Pamphlets, IX. Programming, X. Photographs, XI. Datebooks, XII. Forms, XIII. Series X. Series XIII.
Dormitories is further arranged into two subseries: Management and Catherine Alexander Dormitory. House Party. Accessed September 5. Cook, Zandra. Accessed May 6.
Sponsors Event for Central Texas Students. Wallace, Patricia Ward. Austin: Nortex Press, This series consists chiefly of correspondence regarding recipients of the Margaret Fund. The series contains detailed information about fund recipients, lists of eligible students, lists of missionaries, lists of foreign students, Baptist publications, and some photographs. Margaret Fund Students1 of 2undated. Margaret Fund Students2 of 2undated. Materials related to specific annual meetings of the Southern Baptist Convention are present. Members of those organizations were invited to Baylor for a multiple day program that included classes, guest speakers, and other events.
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The series includes newspaper clippings, article drafts, correspondence, event programs, photographs, invitations, reports, schedules, radio scripts, and notes. Event related materials typically include planning materials, correspondence with attendees, and items from events. Baylor and the W. The bulk of the newspaper articles are related to the role of women in society, with an emphasis on Baylor connections.
Also included are various publications and advertisements for publications regarding the status of women in education and society. Correspondence includes authorization for expenses, dormitory billing, student s, etc.
Also included is an index of correspondence and notes about expenses and reimbursement. Items include event planning materials, photographs of the event, article drafts, newspapers, the event program, and an event ticket.
The bulk of the series consists of lists of students and correspondence about their status. Attendees would be greeted with a reception, taken on guided tours of campus by Baylor students, allowed to visit various university departments, and given tickets to events. Lily Russell assisted in coordinating the event and communicated with educators and student tour guides. Materials include correspondence, lists of high school seniors from surrounding counties some with contact informationattendance information, lists of student tour guides, Baylor class schedules, directions for tour guides, personal notes, and event tickets.
This series consists of books and pamphlets related to dormitories that were found within the Field Day materials.
They outline the rules of the dormitory and describe issues related to life on campus. Handbooks are related to managing students and administrative functions of residence halls.
Originally titled "Programs", this series contains materials Lily Russell used in presenting events and productions. Russell organized theatrical productions which often included original compositions.