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Pearl Genevieve Cottrell Neal scrapbook

 Collection — Box: DC1764
Identifier: MSD-1922-049

Collection Statement

Scrapbook contains photographs, printed items, notes and letters from her time at DePauw University as a freshman and sophomore. The photographs depict her friends, a blimp, Delta Zeta sisters engaged in house cleaning and a page on Raymond Neal titled "Him!" Other items include receipts, certificates, and programs for Old Gold Day, Little Theater, Founders and Benefactors Day and her Delta Zeta initiation. Some printed items include the Student Handbook, 1918-1919, Rules of Committee of Administration and Organization of Dining Room and Halls of Residence, Woman's Hall and Rector Hall, Phi Delta Phi invitation to membership, and Honor System Constitution. A card that she was issued and possiblly filled out for gym class, included her measurements and strength ratings for two years. There were also letters from Private Ralph Crowder, March 25, 1918 from overseas and a Delta Zeta sister as well as a telegram from Raymond Neal to Genevieve following the Michigan State University football game. There is a recipe written as a poem in longhand and several items kept from the time of her wedding in July 1919 such as Hotel Lincoln Coffeeshop in Indianapolis, Morrison Hotel (Chicago) postcards where she and Raymond honeymooned, Chicago White Sox score card, tickets and photographs. She kept a brochure for Universal brand small kitchen appliances and corsages from her Delta Zeta initiation and the Women's Self Government Association program. She also kept a newspaper article on the Washington and Jefferson football team that Raymond Neal played on, 1921-1922. It was this team that played to a 0-0 tie against the University of California in the 1922 Rose Bowl.


  • 1918 - 1922


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University or the United Methodist Church.

Biographical Sketch

Pearl Genevieve Cottrell Neal (who went by Genevieve) of Wingate, Ind., was a member of the class of 1922, but did not graduate. She attended DePauw for her freshman year and married Raymond R. "Gaumey" Neal in July 1919. She returned to DePauw for her sophomore year, but left in 1920. She returned to Greencastle in 1929 with her husband when Raymond Neal began to coach the DePauw football team. She and Raymond had three children: Mary Neal Pickel (class of 1945), Margaret Neal (class of 1948) and Robert C. Neal (class of 1955). Genevieve Neal died Jan. 8, 1994 at the age of 95.


1.06 Cubic Feet (1 large flat box)

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Physical Description

Scrapbook, 10x15x1 inches, suede covered

Wesley Wilson
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States