Mary Hill Campus Life Scrapbook

Identifier: AC 0706

Scope and Contents

The Mary Hill Campus Life Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, and ephemera from Hill's time as a student at the University of Nevada from 1939-1942. Much of the ephemera documents activities in which Hill participated, including dances, football games, student government, the Wolves Frolic, theater productions hill attended, both on campus and Reno Little Theater productions, and especially Gamma Phi Beta sorority events. The newspaper clippings are primarily about friends and other campus activities.

In addition to the scrapbook, a smaller set of scrapbook pages that contain photographs from Hill's time at the university are included. These photographs primarily depict Hill and her friends around campus, including inside residence halls, outside campus buildings, and participating in activities such as the pep band, the "Blue Peppers." Many of the individuals in the photographs may have been members of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.


  • 1939-1942; 1944


Conditions Governing Access

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.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Isabel Hill, daughter of Jimmie Odbert and Joseph Douglas Hill, attended the University of Nevada from 1939-1942 studying Education, English and History. Her mother, Jimmie (class of 1921), father, Joseph (class of 1922), and sister, Florence Leonore "Lee" (class of 1945), all attended the university. Jimmie, Mary, and Leonore were also members of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

In addition to being active with the sorority, Mary was president of Gamma Phi Beta during her senior year, was a reporter for the The U. of N. Sagebrush; was a member of the Press Club, Choral Club, Sagens, News Bureau, Wolves Frolic, Radio Club, Ski Club, Women's Upperclass Committee, Ski Carnival Committee, Election Board, Soph Hop Committee, Riffle, and W.A.A.; participated in band; was the associate editor of the Artemisia yearbook; and was a Panhellenic Delegate. She also received the Italic N Award and the Outstanding Senior award.


0.625 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 shared box)

Language of Materials



Mary Isabel Hill attended the University of Nevada from 1933-1942. The collection contains one scrapbook and loose scrapbook pages from a second, smaller scrapbook. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, correspondence, ephemera, and phographs from Hill's time as a student at the University of Nevada.


Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Kathleen Costello in September 2021.



Guide to the Mary Hill Campus Life Scrapbook
Jessica Maddox
October 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
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