This collection donated by Betty Quirk Clarke, a member of the Class of 1936, includes memorabilia and photographs from the 1930s and photographs of the 30th Reunion of the Class of 1936, held in 1966. Among the 1930s items are dance programs, athletic tickets and photographs of R.O.T.C. training drills. A preliminary inventory is available and can be found in the "Additional Description" section of this finding aid.
The collection contains the papers of five 19th-century Annapolis families who were interrelated by marriage. The materials reflect daily life in Annapolis and at the Naval Academy, conflicts with the Spanish in the Louisiana Territory, local and national politics, and the Civil War. The papers also document religion, family relationships and personal affairs, 19th-century medical practices, and attitudes towards Black people and slavery.
Cleon E. Dalby organized and conducted high school bands in the Western Slope region of Colorado from 1914 to 1965. After leaving the public schools system, he continued to direct and teach privately for 28 years. Dalby was member of the American Bandmasters Association and was honored as a "Trendsetter in Music Education" by the Colorado Music Educators Association in 1989.