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Elizabeth Hatcher, Duke University class of 1939, was a photographer and member of the Explorers' Club, along with her future husband Bob Conner. The collection includes many photographs, a scrapbook, letters, and other materials documenting campus life at Duke in the late 1930s.

The collection includes photographs, letters, a scrapbook, and memorabilia from Elizabeth Hatcher and Bob Conner's time at Duke. Photographic negatives and prints depict Duke's campus, Explorers' Club activities, students in dorms and on campus, and other scenes; individuals in these images include Elizabeth Hatcher, Bob Conner, Dean Mary Alice Baldwin, Louis Orr, and a woman who may be Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans (then Mary Duke Biddle). Other materials include letters written by Bob Conner to his mother in the mid-1930s, Bob Conner's diary written during a trip to find and identify orchids in Florida and Georgia in 1936, Elizabeth Hatcher's scrapbook of her sophomore year (which includes clippings, football game programs, invitations, and other materials), newsclippings featuring Elizabeth Hatcher, Bob Conner's dink (freshmen beanie), and other materials.

Photographic negatives are primarily celluloid nitrate.

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Explorers' Club records, 1919-2000 1.2 Linear Feet — 100 Items

The Explorers' Club was formed as an informal walking club for Duke students and faculty in 1930. The collection includes photographs of club expeditions, memorabilia and correspondence, mostly from the years 1932 to 1971.

Includes "Recollections of the Explorers' Club," recorded in April 1971 by Ernest Seeman and "The Explorers' Club" by Exie Duncan. The photograph album contains pictures of club and earlier expeditions from 1919 to 1934. Also includes memorabilia, correspondence, "The Explorer: A Semi-Scholarly Yellow Sheet Devoted to the Pursuit of Epedaphics, Wiener-Schnitzels and Camaraderie; And Being a Circulatory Circumbendibus of the Explores' Club", and the Spring 2000 issue of the Eno River Association's newsletter.