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Virginia Drury Papers

Call Number: MS033

Scope and Contents

The collection includes class material and memorabilia collected by Virginia Drury. This material includes cafeteria cards, class attendance cards, photographs, hygiene class attendance card, dance cards, playbills, and correspondence.


  • Majority of material found within 1925 -- 1928
  • 1925 -- 1930


Language of Materials



This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.


This collection is organized into one series.


0.25 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Virginia "Gin" Drury (1907-1991), a native of Winthrop, Massachusetts, graduated from Jackson College in 1930 with a degree in French. As a student, Drury was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi women's fraternity and participated in many campus activities such as field hockey, French Club, and Sociology Club. On June 28, 1931, Drury married Richard Clark Shipman, '31 in a ceremony at Tufts College. The Shipmans lived in Lewistown, Montana, where they raised at least one son. Over the years Drury maintained her ties with Tufts making several donations to the college. Drury died in March 1991.

Custodial History

Gift of Marian Schmuhl, J1967.

Processing status

This collection is processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States