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This collection contains papers of certain members of the Emerson family, especially regarding their connections to Beloit College. Family members primarily represented are Professor Joseph Emerson, Art Hall curator and art department founder Helen Brace Emerson, and Joseph's father, Ralph Emerson.
Laura Aldrich Neese was a member of the Beloit College class of 1912. She was an artist and philanthropist, and became the first female member of the Beloit College Board of Trustees. She wrote many diaries and created photo scrapbooks during her life, some of which are contained here. The collection also consists of the genealogy of her family, including Janvrin, Aldrich, and Neese branches.
Theodore Lyman Wright, a member of the class of 1880, returned to Beloit College to teach Greek and Fine Arts from 1888 until his odd death in 1926. The Wright Museum of Art is named after him. He is well-known for his work on translations of Greek plays and helping put them on at Beloit. A small amount of his materials are in Greek.
This collection contains records and publications pertaining to Beloit College's Wright Museum of Art. It consists of collections information; exhibit programs, posters, and cards; administrative museum papers; Beloit Art League records and scrapbooks; and accession forms.
- Subject: Wright Museum of Art X