The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection


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Constance Machen Collection, 1922 to 1925


Size: .25 linear feet

Provenance: Mr. Ted J. Ligibel (Constance’s nephew), 1981

Access: Open

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Processing Note:

Condition: Fair

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Savannah Xaver, February 23, 2016

Historical/Biographical Sketch

Miss Constance Machen attended the University of Toledo and graduated with the class of 1925. During her time at the university, she collected numerous pieces of memorabilia to create a personal record of her college experiences. Interestingly, the student yearbook was not published in 1925 due to student unrest and administrative turmoil. Therefore, Constance’s records were an appreciated contribution to the University Manuscripts collection because previously the Ward M. Canaday Center did not even have a copy of the 1925 Commencement program. Constance’s personal collection allows an intimate glimpse into student life during her time.

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of one scrapbook compiled by Constance Machen of the University of Toledo class of 1925. Included are class mate autographs, activity programs, a 1923-1925 university catalog, a 1923-1924 Blockhouse, a 1924 and 1925 commencement program, clippings, photographs, and other types of memorabilia.


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Last Updated: 7/1/19