Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the scrapbook of Gladys Marie Stigler, daughter of Charles R. and Anna E. Stigler, and dates from 1917-1926. The scrapbook chronicles Gladys' high school experiences at Western High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Stored in a scrapbook titled "My School Days," Gladys' memoirs include handwritten notes on topics such as: mottoes, song lyrics, favorite classes and teachers, least favorite classes and teachers, classmates, graduates, class officers, societies, athletics, prizes won, publications, senior day, engaged girls, superlatives, parties, and reunions. In addition to handwritten information, the scrapbook contains items such as theater programs (Century Theater, Rivoli Theater), graduation announcements and programs (Baltimore City College), photographs of Gladys and her classmates, report cards, a medal for shorthand, a dance card and pencil, a medal, letters, newspaper clippings and publications of "City Life" from Baltimore City College. The obituary of Miss Imogene George is also pasted in the scrapbook.
Photographs include images of the 1923 Faculty of Western High School, Helen Norris, Elsie Stigler, Alta Day, Helen Ecker, May Schriver, Emma Nicholson, M. Adams, E. Baker, E. DeBois, E. Blaha, R.M. Adams, Florence Orr, Miss Reese, Grace Burgess, Patsy the dog, May Whitestone, Emma Shelley, Valeria Briggs, Lillian Heiser, Gladys Stigler, D. Crowley, E. Uppereve, V. Briggs, Nettie Gill, Mianon Tiefenbrun, Laura Harrison, the Cast of "Adventure of Lady Ursula" Seniors of 1923, Lillian Goret, Virginia Norment, the Cast of "Green Stockings," Miss Laura Alford, Class of C10 with Miss Reese, Student Reps of 1923 with Miss Dennis and officers, cast of "The Wonder Hat," Miss Marion Janney, Mr. Ernest J. Becker, baby pictures of: Miss Holstein, Miss Janey, and Dr. Weslein; the class of D7, Mary Thomas, Dale Smith, Elizabeth Whitsun, Saddie Freed, Bessie Einsbero, and Miss Margaret Englar.