Scrapbook documents her college career at Vassar (1892-1894) and
Stanford University (1894-1896) as well as her marriage and the birth of her first two
children. Included are calling cards, programs from cultural and athletic events,
illustrations, dance cards, invitations, notes and letters, tourist brochures,
clippings, and photographs. Of note are the LSJU Fire Notice, listing the fire alarm
whistles and the locations of hose carts and fire hydrants, ca. 1896; samples of cloth
used for her wedding clothes and trousseau; and congratulatory letters on her marriage
and the birth of her children. Additional miscellaneous items (housed in box 2) include
a photograph of Edith and her brother Herbert Randall Straight, 1891; Edith's Stanford
diploma, 1896; biography of Straight written by her granddaughter Anne Gay Hartman; and
clippings and articles about Herbert R. Straight, 1941 and 1963.
Edith Straight earned her A.B. in English at Stanford in May 1896; she married Frank
Williams Hastings Jr. in 1898. They resided in Hackensack, New Jersey.
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