School souvenir

Title

School souvenir

Description

School souvenir for the Centerville School (District No. 4) for the year 1920.
This is one item from a collection of materials that once belonged to the Cornelius Recreation Club, which was active in Cornelius, Oregon from 1947-1950. Their stated purpose was "to provide recreational activities for both the young and older people of the community," and their regular social activities included dances, sports, picnics and holiday parties. The Club also hosted several minstrel shows. These offensive musical plays featured white community members wearing blackface and dressed in clownish outfits, denigrating African American people and perpetuating racist stereotypes. These shows were presumably given to all-white local audiences.

Date Created

1920

Is Part Of

Cornelius Recreation Club Collection

Subject

Schools
Teachers
Students
Education History

Place

Centerville, Oregon

Language

English

Identifier

CORtxt_RG2_01

Rights

Online access to this image is for research and educational purposes only. To inquire about permissions, order a reproduction, or for more information, please contact the Cornelius Public Library at library@ci.cornelius.or.us.

Source

Cornelius Public Library