Elizabeth Paull Bunje Papers
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The Elizabeth Paull Bunje (1909-2004) Papers include correspondence, notes, schedules, maps, photographs, course catalogs, financial records, newspaper clippings, poetry, class reunion memorabilia, a diploma, and other materials documenting Bunje's experience during and after her time at Scripps College from 1927-1931. As a member of the first class to graduate Scripps College, Bunje's papers capture the history and culture of Scripps and the Claremont Colleges as a whole at the time. The Scripps campus was physically distinct - apparent in the maps from the period - and culturally, evident in students' dress and celebrations in Bunje's photographs. Bunje continued to save correspondence, pictures, and reunion memorabilia after graduation, allowing the collection to span from 1926 until she attended her final reunion in 1991. Her correspondence from her years after college include letters to and from Ada Watkins Hatch, her close friend at Scripps. Ada was also involved in reunion organizing after graduation. The papers provide insight into early Scripps graduates' lives during and after college. The collection also contains a book of poems, "Summer Melodies," a gift from Ellen Browning Scripps for Christmas 1931.
Language of Materials
Languages represented in collection: English.
Collection open for research.
Please contact Ella Strong Denison Library staff for all requests for permission to reproduce or to publish.
Biography / Administrative History
Elizabeth Paull Bunje was born June 20th, 1909 in Buffalo, New York. She attended Scripps College in Claremont, California as a member of the first graduating class from 1927-1931. She later married Ralph B. Bunje, and the two had four children. She remained involved with Scripps College through reunion events and correspondence with friends. Bunje died at age 94 on March 26th, 2004 in San Mateo, California.
0.8 Linear Feet (2 document boxes, 1 oversize folder)
The Elizabeth Paull Bunje Papers include correspondence, notes, schedules, maps, photographs, course catalogs, financial records, newspaper clippings, poetry, class reunion memorabilia, a diploma, and other materials documenting Bunje's experience during and after her time at Scripps College from 1927-1931.
Organization and Arrangement
Box 1 is organized alphabetically by topic. Box 2 contains photographs and negatives.
Please consult repository.
No additions to the collection are anticipated.
Processed by Ishta Nabaka Summer 2021; Finding aid written by Helen Anderson September 2021.
- California, Southern -- History
- Claremont Colleges
- Class reunions
- College applications
- College campuses
- Negatives (Photographs)
- Personnel records
- Photograph albums
- Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
- Scripps College
- Scripps College -- Faculty -- Archives
- Student newspapers and periodicals
- Universities and colleges--Curricula--Catalogs
- Women college students
- Elizabeth Paull Bunje Papers
- Helen Anderson
- 2021 September
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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