Friday, July 30, 2010

1940 High School Graduation Mementos, Calais, Maine; owned by Erma O. Ayer

Souvenir booklet of the Class of 1940 at the high school or academy in Calais, Maine, with handwritten activities and names, plus a program for Class Day, 1940, held at the Gymnasium, Tuesday, June 11.  The souvenir booklet was filled out by graduate Erma O. Ayer.

The cover of the souvenir booklet is shown above.  It was printed by the Thomas D. Murphy Company of Red Oak, Iowa, with spaces for graduates to write in activities and classmates' names.    Below, inside front cover and tissue covering the title page:

Title page, below, showing Erma's name, the Class Officers, Class Flower, Colors, Song, Yell and Motto.  The Class Officers were President, Richard Frost; Vice-President, Lois Phelan; Secretary, Joice Lyons; Treasurer: Francis O'Hara.

The next two pages are blank but show remnants of glue that held programs for Commencement and Class Day.  The Commencement Program is missing, but, judging from the same glue remnants at the top margin, I think it's the one I blogged about back in April of 2010; here's a link:  

The Class Day Program is still inside, though unglued.  Scroll down a few images for views of the Class Day Program - it's interesting because it contains names of some of the graduates.

The next two pages, below, are entitled Festivities and Activities.  The Festivities page apparently had something glued to it at one time, but it's missing.  The Activities page has some handwritten entries.

The next 4 pages, in two images, show 4 pages of classmates' names, all appearing to be in Erma's handwriting.  

The next two pages, below, are entitled, at left, Teachers, and at right,  Reminiscences.

Teachers: Mr. Fred A. Tarbox; Mr. Harland L. Keay; Miss Mary E. Bates; Miss Elspeth N. Larner; Miss Mary H. Fleming (Best of All); Mrs. Laura P. Jackman; Miss Phyllis M. Dimitre; Mr. Merle C. Brown; Miss Eleanor Andrews; Miss Agnes C. Fleming; Marguerite Wilson; William O'Neill; Mr. Scovil; Miss McPherson; Mr. Hamilton; Miss Murchie; Miss Hanson; Mr. Hitchens; Miss Walker; Miss Cole

The next image, below, shows the last page, which carries a printed message from George B. Bates, The Diamond Store, Calais, Maine, and the tissue covering the blank inside back cover:

The next two images are of the Class Day Program, too long for just one scan:

Names of graduates on the Class Day Program include: Richard Frost; Joyce Lyons; Henry Gillespie; Evie Bagley; Dexter Simpson; Mildred Fox; Lois Phelan; Charles Moffatt; James Marraty; Beryl Wheeler; Maxine Thomas; Erma Ayer; Dorothy Bartlett; Douglas Hitchings; Marion Matthews; Dorothy McMillan; Norma Moreside; Jacqueline Porter; John Ross; Robert Eaton.  Accompanists: Miss Marguerite Wilson; Mr. Frank Lane.  Messengers: Kathleen Bridges, '42; Charlotte Saunders, '42.  Ushers from Class of 1941: Madge Campbell; Lois Cawley; Phyllis Connell; Christine Fitzsimmons; Eleanor Gordon; Doris Noble; Faye Smith; Hazel Sprague

Hopefully you've found this memento meaningful.  Thanks for stopping by!

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