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College Scrapbook of Charles Symonds, class of 1931

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: yhm-arc-2008-013

Content Description

Scrapbook of Charles Symonds '31 contains news clippings (including activities of Mrs. Harold W. Symonds of the Girl Scout Council), cards, Clinton Tailor receipts, athletics schedules, tickets for events, clippings of dirigible photos, concert and theatre programs, letters, Leopold Schepp Foundation Pledge certificate, class schedules, photographs of campus and students; ship schedules and baggage declarations for Alice Symonds and Charles Symonds, July, 1929 (evidently sailing on the Empress of Scotland out of Montreal), programs for shipboard entertainment, luggage labels indicating destinations in London and Cherbourg and return to Quebec, photographs, theatre programs, and underground map from London, Royal Air Force display program, Imperial Airways passenger information; Montreal hotel and restaurant ephemera. In separate folder: Brochure of work from the offices of Charles Searle Symonds A.I.A. and Loyd Frank Vann A.I.A, Associated Architects, Miami, Florida; programme from the Tenth Royal Air Force Display, Hendon, England, 13th July, 1929; Gravure Sections of The World, New York, and the Herald Tribune, NY, Oct. 21, 1928, featuring the flight of the Graf Zeppelin from Germany to the United States; menu; theatre programme for Journey's End; news clippings; Tower of London brochure; drawing tablet and loose pages, some with drawings; map or floor plan of the Empress of Scotland ship; print of alpine village [?] (on back: Serie 325 No.1; Blatten.Lotschental). Charles S. Symonds, class of 1931: born in Utica; studied architecture at MIT; practiced architecture in Miami, FL, for 35 years; chief designer of Oak Ridge atomic energy project; returned to area in 1966, firm in Auburn; life-long association with theatre, after being president of the Charlatans; wrote, directed, and acted in radio dramas; died Oct. 17, 1972, aged 63.

Acquisition Type



Donated to Hamilton College Archives after deaccessioning from Cayuga Museum

Restrictions Apply



  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1928-1929


.4 Linear Feet (1 box)