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The Blythe Scrapbook

The loose scrapbook pages were given to the library, since the original owner is not known. They contain photos of African American individuals and families, likely from Lexington, with dates ranging from the late 1930s to the mid 1940s. The most commonly repeated name was a young African American woman named Olivia Blythe, or Ollie Blythe.
 
There are two local Lexington civic groups described in the pages, with invitations to a 1942 Collegians Club dinner, and two invitations to the S. P. U. Girls, a Lexington civic club, for dances in 1939 and 1941. It is not currently known what the acronym stands for. The newspaper clippings listed are of unknown provenance, though it is likely that they came from the Louisville Defender. 
 
The library is classifying these as an orphan work, since the photographer and information on the individuals is unknown. 
 
The S. P. U. Girls Ball, circa 1939

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