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Ethel M. Roe Scrapbook

Identifier: Midwest-MS-143

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of Ethel M. Roe beginning with her music studies at Mount Carroll Seminary (now Shimer College) and containing concert and theater programs, mainly from New York City, newspaper clippings, tickets, and other ephemera. Among the ephemera from Roe’s time at the seminary are programs for concerts of the Cecelia Society and commencement exercises. She graduated from the music conservatory at Mount Carroll in 1888 with a specialization in Advanced Piano and Harmony. By December of that year, Roe was a pupil of Miss I.B. Decker of Miss Gordon’s School for Girls in Philadelphia and was listed as a performer in programs for the school. A majority of the scrapbook includes concert and theater programs, many of them annotated by Roe, from New York City, as well as a few from Boston and Philadelphia. Scattered throughout are Baptist church programs and announcements for religious lectures, suggesting that Roe was likely a Baptist. Several programs and clippings mention William H. Sherwood, founder of the Sherwood Conservatory in Chicago. Compiled in a blank "Mark Twain’s scrap book" with pages that can be moistened to activate adhesive for affixing items.


  • 1885-1889



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 folder)


Scrapbook begun by Ethel M. Roe, later Ethel Roe Lindgren Eichheim, while a young music student at Mt. Carroll Seminary. Roe graduated in 1888, and moved on to Miss Gordon's School, possibly in Philadelphia. She was married to Henry Eichheim, a Chicago-trained composer and violinist. Includes mementoes of her education, together with concert and theater programs mainly from New York City, but also from Boston and Philadelphia. Also includes quite a few programs and clippings relating to William H. Sherwood, founder of the Sherwood Conservatory in Chicago.


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Ethel M. Roe Scrapbook, 1885-1889
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Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

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Chicago Illinois 60610 United States