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Gladys E Tull Scrapbook & Photo Album, 1908-1929
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Gladys Elizabeth Tull (July 5, 1905-September 25, 1970), the daughter of Jesse & Alice (Rowlison) Tull, was born in Lodi, CA but raised in Kirksville, MO from early childhood. She graduated from Kirksville High School in 1924 then attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (now Truman State University) where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1929.  Miss Tull was employed as a secretary and worked for several firms in the city and for her home church, First Presbyterian, Kirksville.  She was active member of the Kirksville Business and Professional Club and of the women’s organizations of her church.

 

Miss Tull's scrapbook contains programs, photos and other memorabilia she kept during her high school and college years, along with a few childhood photos.  It is in My Girlhood Memories, a volume published for that purpose by The Reilly & Lee Co of Chicago, 1920. Most photos are labeled, some are not; occasionally handwritten narrative “histories” explain a photo or document. 

Her photo album consists of 100 pages of photographs, most of which seem to be of her extended family.  Only the first 15 pages have captions of any kind and they are written in pencil on black album paper so are difficult, sometimes impossible, to read.   The album pages are in extremely poor condition and break at the touch; they were no longer attached to the cover so have been removed and placed in protective plastic sleeves in a 3-ring binder.

Miss Tull gave these books to the College library before her death.
 

T1/1         Scrapbook

Page Nos (pages not accounted for were not used;  KHS = Kirksville High School; KJHS = Kirksville Jr High; KSTC = Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (aka Kirksville State Teachers College)
13-16 Photographs of Myself
  ◙ Gladys at age 3 with a black dog ◙ Gladys & a friend, pre- or early teens [not labeled, but from other photos in albumappears to be her cousin Harriett Tull] ◙ Gladys with parents, July 5, 1918 ◙ Gladys, July 5, 1918 ◙ Polly Tull & George Alvin Tull, Nov 22, 1911 ◙ Gladys with black & white dog, Nov 22, 1911 ◙ Gladys at age 2 ◙ Gladys with her mother at age 2 (2 shots)   
17-20 Photographs of Friends
  ◙ Cousin Harriett at 15 ◙ Lucile & Charlie Santen ◙ Bobby & Jerold Banfield[?] ◙ Lorna Conley ◙ Charlie Santen ◙ Cousin Harriett looking in a mirror ◙ Cousins Russell & Erma (4 shots) ◙ Carl & Jack Samuel ◙ Aunt Eva & Erma ◙ George & Nola[?] Walden
21-25 Photographs of Home
 

◙ Gladys with parents on steps of home at 819 EWashington, Kirksville ◙  “my first home in Missouri” (address not provided) ◙ Adair County Courthouse ◙ Program for AT Still Golden Jubilee, May 25-31, 1924 ◙ Front & side views of 819 E Washington

27-30 Photographs of Schools & Classmates
 

◙ Class Three-B, 1914-15, Washington School, Miss Carter, Teacher ◙ Washington School ◙ Ola May Bartlett ◙ Lucille Santen (Millay)

31 Birthdays
  ◙ Party invitations Hazel Tale, Feb 26 [ny] Emery Hatfield’s 10th birthday, April 10 [ny] ◙ List of  friends’ birthdays
32-34 Songs & Yells
  ◙ KHS Yells & Songs, 1922 ◙ KSTC Yells ◙ KSTC Songs (2)
35 Birthdays
 

◙ Photo of 13 young girls seated on steps of Tull home (birthday party) ◙ Loose clipping, “Miss Gladys Tull furnished the music for the Sojourners Club yesterday” [nd]

36-37 KHS Senior Day programs
  1924 ◙ 1925
38-41 KSTC Drama Department Programs
 

◙ “Androcles and the Lion”, Thalian Guild [1927]  ◙ “Iphigenia in Tauris”, Dramatic Club, Feb 24, 1927 ◙ “Rollo’s Wild Oat”, Dramatic Club, May 19, 1927 ◙  “The Old Homestead” [sponsored program by a Chicago troupe, nd]

43-45 KSTC Programs
  ◙ High School Contest Programs 1924 1925  ◙ KSTC New Yells
46-63 Dramatic & Musical Performance Programs
 

◙ KJHS “The Bells of Beaujolais”, Music & Drama Dept [nd]  ◙ KHS “In Old Louisiana”, Chorus, Dec 11, 1925 ◙ KSTC “The Sorcerer”, Music Department, Feb 19-20, 1926 “The Doctor of Alcantara”, Music Dept, Mar 16-17, 1927 “Saint Paul”, Music Dept, May 16, 1927 Orchestra Concert, Jan 28, 1926 “National Music Week Concert”, May 5, 1926 Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, children’s matinee & evening performances, April 25, 1927 ◙ KSTC & Community Lyceum Association “Sousa and His Band”, Feb 8, 1926

67 Holidays
  Handwritten description of Halloween party given by Gladys Tull & Hazel Ford [nd] 
75-107 Holiday Programs & Cards
 

◙ Christmas  Cards from Kirksville Presbyterian Church from Harriett E Tull  ◙ Christmas Programs Special Christmas Services, First Presbyterian, Dec 6 & 13, 1925 “Messiah”, Combined City Church Choirs, Dec 15, 1929 ◙ Easter Programs   “Messiah” First Presbyterian church, April 7, 1912 Vesper Service, First Presbyterian, April 20, 1924 handwritten description of Easter caroling party, 1925 ◙ Miscellaneous unsigned Valentine cards (4) ◙ Invitation to Washington’s Birthday Social, Feb 22 [ny] ◙ Handwritten description of July 4, 1923 activities

115-122 Commencements
 

◙ KHS Programs Commencement, May 11, 1924 Commencement Sermon, May 24, 1925 Commencement, May 26, 1925 ◙ KHS Invitations with enclosure cards Gladys Elizabeth Tull, 1924  Harriet Ellen Tull, 1925 Henry L Enochs, 1925 Lorna A Conley, 1918 Gladys Conley, 1922 [no card, name written on invitation] ◙ Other School Invitations Mary Emma Rowlinson, Missouri Christian College, 1925 Russell L Rees, Almira High School, 1921

123-127 Music Recital Programs
 

◙ Maida A Cole Piano Students Nov 30 1917 June 1918 May 29, 1919 ◙ Miss [Lena] Thompson Students June 22, 1922 Aug 24, 1923 ◙ KSTC Piano Students Irene Doran Dailey & Eva Englehart, May 12 [ny]  ◙ Presbyterian Church Vesper Service, Jan 25 [ny]

133-134 Commencement Programs
 

◙ KSTC Baccalaureate, May 16, 1926 ◙ KHS Graduation, May 20, 1927 Presbyterian Church Commencement Service, May 15, 1927

135-142 Music Programs
 

◙ KSTC Music Department “Elijah’ May 19, 1925 “The Creation” April 12 [ny]  ◙ KJHS “The Lass of Limerick Town” May 21 [ny] Music Department, Aug 24, 1923 ◙ Missouri Valley College Girls’ Glee Club concert [nd] ◙ Recitals Emilie Goetze [nd] Lena Thompson Students [nd]  Phradie Wells, Sept 29, 1925 Ermine Thompson White & Eva Englehart, June 24, 1926 ◙ Loose Newspaper Clippings (w/out paper name or date) “Schubert Centennial Program on KMOX” “Tribute Paid to Prof John L Biggerstaff” “’Messiah’ to be Sung Here Next Sunday”

144-145 KHS Junior-Senior Banquets
 

◙ 1923 Program Napkin Ring/Place Card ◙ 1924 Program

146-147 Adair County Young People’s Conference, June 24-25, 1925
 

◙ Program ◙ Lapel Ribbon ◙  Song Sheet

151-153 Commencements
 

◙ KSTC Programs Baccalaureate, May 15, 1927 Convocation, May 20,1927 ◙ Almira HS Invitation, Erma Rees, 1927

155-158 Wedding Invitations & Announcements
 

◙ Alta Vantora & Karl G Callen, July 22, 1924  ◙ Elsie Griffin & WJ Isaac, June 10, 1913 [handwritten]  ◙ Gladys Marie Conley & Chester Rhymus Williams, June 29, 1924 ◙ Ethel Dawson & Jerrall A Baldwin, Sept 20, 1924 ◙ Lorna Ardell Conley & William Basil Herrick, April 2, 1922

162-168 Miscellaneous
 

◙ Autographs ◙ Program for Northeast Missouri Teachers Association Meeting, Oct 30, 1925 ◙ Gift Enclosure Cards from Mrs Anna Clayton Bigsby (HS graduation gift, 1924) from Eighth Grade Class, 1920 ◙ Season Pass to Elks Charity Circus, June 1-13, 1925 ◙ Certificate of Completion, Red Cross Course in Home Hygiene & Care of the Sick, Dec 16, 1926 ◙ Grandmother’s Garden (clues for flower identification game in poetry form) ◙ Water color drawings (3) of a young girl  

172 Music Programs
 

◙ Mary Bentley & Hugh Miller Recital, Nov 29 [ny]

175-180 Photographs [all unidentified]
 

◙ Family of 3 girls & 1 boy ◙ Two boys (2 shots) w/ a bicycle w/ a dog (a few years later) ◙ Group of eight adults & children in front of a mill ◙ Teenage girl (2) ◙ Man [possibly Gladys’ father] putting a roof on a new building  ◙ Three teenage girls in a “tableau” on the lawn ◙ Three women on the front walk of the Tull house [focus is blurry; center person may be Gladys] ◙ Dr AT Still [newspaper clipping] ◙ Young man in football uniform ◙ Small child in a rocking chair

181 Photographs of Myself
  Gladys as young woman (two studio portraits; one appears w/ introduction, above]
189 Photographs
  ◙ Dad and his Dodge  ◙ Gladys & 3 friends on front steps of the Tull home “dressed up for Easter” ◙ Young man, “my cousin from Calamose” ◙ Gladys on the front walk ◙  Mother, Rusty Howland, Mrs Howland
 

T1/2         Photo Album

Page Nos  
1 ◙ Mary Ellen & Ula Francis ◙ Edith's children ◙ Elizabeth's family  
2 ◙ Herman Walden ◙ George Alvin Walden  
3 ◙ Uncle George ◙ Emma & friend ◙ Aunt Eva, Emma & friend  ◙ Enid(?) & a neighbor baby
4 ◙ Cousin Russell ◙ Aunt Eva & a neighbor baby ◙ [unreadable] birthday party 
5 ◙ Russell ◙ Emma
6 ◙ Eva & children ◙ Three cousins [all girls] ◙ Aunt Eva & friend  ◙ Aunt Eva & [unreadable; 2 women & 2 children] ◙ Aunt Eva
7 ◙ Uncle Ray, Aunt Fanny, Uncle Alvin ◙ Group of 11 adults [incl Uncles Ray & Alvin] ◙ Small girl [no caption] 
8 ◙ Ed & Ella Minters(?) ◙ Charlie Santen [& another man not mentioned in caption ◙ Toddler [caption not readable]  
9 ◙ Clare Griffin ◙ Allerd(?) Williams ◙ [unreadable} Isaac [man holding a small girl] 
10 ◙ Allerd(?) & Fannie ◙ Chas Griffin ◙ Frances Isaac
11 ◙ Ella & Hilles(?) ◙ Frances [unreadable] Isaac ◙ Ella & Mamma(?)  
12 ◙ Jesse Tull family [Gladys & parents] ◙ Harriet Ellen Tull 
13 ◙ Tull & Santen families ◙ Aunt Cad, Cousin Harriet, Mamma & myself [2 photos] ◙ Gladys & some of her friends [2 photos]
14 ◙ Turner family ◙ Swinn(?) family  
15 ◙ Dale, Marie(?) [unreadable] & family ◙ Leola Tuttle ◙ Gladys & a friend [no caption]  ◙ Young man [no caption]
 
  Although not captioned, these photos are identifiable:
71-72 Ruins of Baldwin Hall, KSTC, after the Jan 28, 1924 fire
93 Tull family home, 819 E Washington, Kirksville
99 First Presbyterian Church, Kirksville
 
Loose Items ◙ Postcard addressed to Jerrol & Robley Baldwin, Oakland, California, 20 Dec 1912: “Gladys Elizabeth Tull, age 7 years, 1912” ◙ Gladys Elizabeth Tull as an infant ◙ "Will Tull killed Modesto, Cal in 1884" (tintype) ◙ Unidentified young man (tintype) ◙ Mr & Mrs Jacob Smoyer [Gladys' great grandparents]
   

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