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Class of 1915 Elbert Charles Cole scrapbook, 1911-1915

 Item — Box: 93.1, Folder: 1
Identifier: A9

Scope and Contents

This scrapbook contains a variety of print ephemera compiled by Cole, including photographs (including several large photographs of interior of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity house), academic records, dance cards, programs (plays, musical performances, Forefather's Day, commencement, senior night, athletic events), newspaper clippings, athletic schedules, constitutions and bylaws (Women's Student Government Association, Athletic Association, Inter-Fraternity Council), drawings, and menus. Individual items of note are a list of "rules for the government of hazing in Middlebury College" and an obituary for Joseph Battell.


  • Creation: 1911-1915

Biographical / Historical

From the Middlebury College General Catalogue, 1950: Son of George Elbert and Alice Landon (French) Cole. Born in Northampton, MA, April 2, 1891. Prepared for college at Orleans High School in Orleans, VT. Entered Middlebury College in 1911. Member of Alpha Sigma Phi and Phi Beta Kappa. A. B., 1915. Student, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 1916-1918; Harvard University, 1922-1924. Teacher, Hartford Public High School, Hartford, CT, 1915-1922. Instructor, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, 1918-1919. Austin Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, 1922-1924. Assistant Professor of Biology, Williams College, 1924-1928; Associate Professor, 1928-1932; Professor, 1932-1945; Samuel Fessenden Clarke Professor of Biology, 1945-. Instructor, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, summers 1926-1931; Head of Invertebrate Zoology Course, 1932-1935. Trustee, Middlebury College, 1939-. Private, Machine Gun Company, Connecticut First Infantry, National Guards, 1915-1917. Mexican Border and World War I service. Author: "An Introduction to Biology;" "General Biology" and numerous scientific articles. Married (1)Ida Nell Ainsworth, October 28, 1916. Children: Gerald Ainsworth; Elbert Charles, Jr.; Phyllis Anne. Her death April 9, 1932 in North Adams, MA. Married (2) Margaret Caldwell Grierson, July 20, 1933.


1 Folder (Box 93.1, Folder #1)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

B3 3 Bottom

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in 2012 by Phyllis Cole Deming, Class of 1951.

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States