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John A. Hisey Jr. scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-007
This scrapbook contains a variety of materials from John A. Hisey Jr.’s time at Haverford College. Photographs of Haverford sports teams and newspaper clippings about their games attest to Hisey’s interest in the college’s athletics and to his own career on the track team. Hisey also pasted tickets to sporting events, invitations to dances, and programs from shows, Haverford commencements, and other events into the book. These are accompanied by photographs of Haverford's campus, newspaper clippings related to the college, and Hisey’s report cards. When these materials mention Hisey, they generally refer to him by his middle name, Alan. The scrapbook also features photographs from Hisey’s time at Camp Tecumseh in New Hampshire; a program for the 1917 Thanksgiving dinner of the Headquarter Troop Seventy-Ninth Division stationed at Camp Meade, Maryland; and communications from the Little Egg Harbor Yacht Club in New Jersey.

Dates

  • 1914 - 1923

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

This scrapbook contains a variety of materials from John A. Hisey Jr.’s time at Haverford College. Born in Philadelphia on October 31, 1895, to salesman John Alan Hisey Sr. and his wife Gula Hisey, John Hisey Jr. entered Haverford in 1914 as part of the class of 1918. His scrapbook documents his first three years at Haverford, especially his athletic career. The book also provides evidence of the military service that interrupted Hisey’s studies in 1917 and of his return to Haverford in 1921 to finish his degree.

Biographical Note

John Alan Hisey Jr. was born in Philadelphia on October 31, 1895, to salesman John Alan Hisey Sr. and his wife Gula Hisey. John Hisey Jr. entered Haverford in 1914 with the class of 1918. While at the college he participated in the Cap and Bells club and ran on the track team, which he captained his junior year. In 1917 Hisey’s school career was interrupted by military service as a second lieutenant in the Seventy-Ninth Division of the army, then stationed at Camp Meade, Maryland. In 1921 he returned to Haverford and completed a bachelor's of science. After graduating, Hisey pursued a variety of jobs around the United States. He died on October 6, 1990.

Arrangement

The scrapbook is arranged in roughly chronological order.

Acquisition

The John A. Hisey Jr. scrapbook, 1914–1923 (HCS.003.007) was donated to Quaker and Special Collections, Haverford College in 1998, by J. H. Richter.

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HCS.003.001 Elliston Perot Morris Jr. scrapbook

Processing Information

Processed by James Truitt; completed November 2016
Title
John A. Hisey Jr. scrapbook
Status
completed
Author
James Truitt
Date
November, 2016
Description rules
dacs

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