Margaret Hill Stedman Papers
Scope and Contents
The Margaret Hill Stedman Collection consists of two scrapbooks from her years as a University of Nevada student in the 1920s, along with newspaper clippings and photographs. Also included is correspondence of her father, Professor Albert E. Hill, who served as head of the English Department at the University of Nevada. Of particular interest is the large amount of Greek fraternity and sorority and non-Greek club memorabilia in the scrapbooks, including dance cards, invitations,and programs from Alpha Tau Omega, Associated Engineers, ASUN, the Block N Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Lambda, the Moana Sundowners, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma alpha epsilon, Sigma Nu, and Sigma Phi Sigma.
- Stedman, Margaret Hill (Person)
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Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Margaret Scott Hill, the daughter of Clara Scott (1871–1956) and Professor Albert E. Hill (1874–1950) Hill, was born on May 18, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was a member of the English Department faculty at the University of Nevada, eventually becoming chair of the department.
In 1923, she graduated from Reno High School, where she was a member of the Honor class in English. She received a Scottish Rite scholarship during her freshman year at the university and received a scholarship from Associated Women Students in 1926. While at the university, she served as a reporter for the University of Nevada Sagebrush, played on the women's interclass tennis team, and became a member of the Beta Mu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Her mother was an alumna of that sorority. In 1926, Margaret was initiated into Cap and Scroll and elected to the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society She graduated from the university in 1927. After graduation, she taught school in Lamoille, Nevada, where she was active in the Mizpah Society. She was active in the Y.W.C.A. during and after college.
Margaret passed away on February 1, 1959 in Palo Alto, California.
Professor Albert E. Hill earned his B.A. degree at the University of Chicago in 1899. He joined the English Department faculty in 1913 and became acting department head in 1928. He was elected permanent department head in 1942, retiring in June 1944. His daughter, Margaret Hill Stedman, graduated from the University of Nevada in 1927. Professor Hill and his wife, Clara Scott Hill, moved to Palo Alto, California, after his retirement.
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Margaret Scott Hill Stedman (1906-1956) was the daughter of Clara Scott and Professor Albert E. Hill. She graduated from Reno High School in 1923 and attended the University of Nevada. She was active at the University and participated in tennis as well as honors societies and sororities. The collection contains two scrapbooks from her years as a University of Nevada student in the 1920s, along with newspaper clippings and photographs. Also included is correspondence of her father, Professor Albert E. Hill.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Janet Kaidantzis in March 2014.
Eleven prints of Southern Pacific Railroad work in Truckee, California, transferred to Special Collections Photograph Archives.
Campus and Nevada photographs transferred to University Archives photo archives as collection number UNRA-P3619.
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