Carol Georgette Lake Bradley memoirs, 1922-1976, 2010-2021

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Summary

Creator:
Bradley, Carol Georgette Lake
Abstract:
Carol Georgette Lake Bradley (1922-2006) was a distinguished graduate of Duke University, class of 1943. Collection consists of ten handwritten spiral-bound volumes containing her memoirs, in which she describes in detail her childhood, school years, World War II, experiences at Duke University, marriage, motherhood, and teaching career. Includes a narrative on the death of one of her children from polycystic kidney disease. Filed inside the volumes are letters, photographs, clippings, programs, and other memorabilia. Related materials, created by Bradley's family, comprise transcriptions, printed digital scans of the pages, and over 3000 electronic files, chiefly photographic images and texts such as transcriptions and indexes. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University.
Extent:
9.75 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
25.3 Gigabytes (Approximately 3200 files)
Language:
Material in English
Collection ID:
RL.00140

Background

Scope and content:

Collection consists of thirteen handwritten spiral-bound volumes containing the memoirs of Duke alumna Carol Georgette Lake Bradley (1922-2006), in which she describes in detail her childhood, school years, World War II, experiences at Duke University, marriage, motherhood, and teaching career. Includes a narrative on the death of one of her children from polycystic kidney disease. Filed inside the volumes are letters, photographs, clippings, programs, and other memorabilia.The volumes include photographs, letters, programs, clippings, and other memorabilia that have been tipped in or loosely inserted between the pages.

From about 2010 to 2021, Bradley's family transcribed, scanned, and indexed all of the memoirs; these additional resources are also part of the collection. Electronic files originally on 13 DVDs and an USB thumb drive have been migrated to a library server; file contents are open to research and include scans of photographs, text, and memorabilia.

Biographical / historical:

Carol Georgette Lake Bradley (1922-2006) was raised in New Jersey and was a distinguished graduate of Duke University (class of 1943).

Acquisition information:
The Carol Georgette Lake Bradley memoirs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift from 2010-2022.
Processing information:

Processed by Meghan Lyon, September 2010.

Updated to include new accessions by Alice Poffinberger, January 2016.

Updated to include new accession by Megan Lewis, February 2018.

Updated to include new accessions by Leah Tams, February 2022.

Description of electronic materials (2017-0145) added by Paula Jeannet, June 2020, and (2018-0166, 2020-0070, and 2022-0014) by [Matthew] Farrell, April 2024.

Materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Accessions included in this collection: 2010-0171, 2012-0222, 2015-0109, 2015-0207, 2016-0002, 2017-0145, 2018-0166, 2020-0070, 2022-0014.

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[Identification of item], Carol Georgette Lake Bradley memoirs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.