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This collection consists primarily of 75 letters Betty wrote to her family during her two years at Gettysburg College. They date from September 18, 1950 through May 19, 1952, excluding the summer holiday. The letters chronicle Betty’s college activities, showing specifically her participation in band, choir, the Independent Women, Kappa Delta Rho (her brother’s fraternity), and dorm life. This collection also contains one scrapbook sheet of four photographs taken on campus and Lyon’s freshman name sign.

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Collection Size

.27 cubic feet

Publication Date

June 2010


Gettysburg College, Independent Women Organization, student life, Kappa Delta Rho


Cultural History | Higher Education | History | Social History | United States History | Women's History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-114: Elizabeth Peeling Lyon Collection