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Guide to the Alma Bentley Papers, RG 160


Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: November 2003

Date Span:
1922-1928

Size:
0.25 cubic feet; 5 items.

Number of Boxes:
1 1/2 legal document box.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Alma Aldine Bentley was believed to have been born on November 1, 1905 in West Point, Georgia. She was a resident of Tuskegee, Alabama prior to attending the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University). She graduated from Tuskegee High School in the spring of 1922 and in September of 1922 enrolled at A. P. I., where she remained until her graduation in May of 1926. While attending A. P. I. she served as a representative in the student government, presided as president of the Home Economics Club, was assistant editor of the Alabama Farmer, and was a member of the Women's Athletic Association. She graduated with a degree in Home Economics and in 1927 worked at the Gaylesville School in Cherokee County as a vocational teacher. She is believed to have died in Mobile, Alabama in March of 1986.

Scope and Content:
Collection contains school memorabilia gathered between 1922 and 1928. Includes newspaper clippings, photographs, printed items, and a scrapbook.


Item list:
Box 1

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