3.42 linear feet (3 records center boxes, 1 document case) photographs
The Fenn Inner-City Scholarship offered students an opportunity to learn about other ways of life by spending six weeks living and working in inner city Denver. The collection is composed of scrapbooks, journals, photographs, and miscellaneous materials related to the Florence and Geraldine Fenn Inner-City Scholarship.
Beginning in 1971, the Florence and Geraldine Fenn Scholarship was offered to students in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Geraldine Fenn had created this scholarship as a memorial to her sister Florence.
The scholarship offers students an opportunity to learn about other ways of life by spending six weeks living and working in inner city Denver. The students were given a limited amount of money to use for their expenses to teach them about low-income lifestyles. They were required to find their own housing and learn to use the Denver bus system. The students generally worked for the Denver welfare office and various shelters and daycares in the city. The scholarship was usually given to two to four students per summer.
The Florence and Geraldine Fenn Inner-City Scholarship collection is composed of scrapbooks, journals, photographs, and miscellaneous materials related to the Fenn Scholarship. Included are photos of the Fenn Scholars and the places they worked and lived in Denver, Colorado, their weekly expense sheets and itineraries, journals relating their experiences, newspaper clippings, and many brochures from sites in Denver.
The material was originally arranged in scrapbooks, which were dismantled for preservation purposes. The photographs were separated to the UA Photograph Archives. Any ephemera in the scrapbooks were placed in separate folders. Three of the scrapbooks (1989-1991) were retained in their original condition as an example.
SDSU Archives and Special Collections
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South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.
SDSU Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, "Florence and Geraldine Fenn Inner-City Scholarship Collection" (2018). University Archives. 55.