Katherine Morgan Hobbie Storms
Papers, 1953-1968

SC23027

Quantity: 4 boxes (2.0 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Gift of Katherine Morgan Hobbie Storms, October 2007
Processed By Manuscripts and Special Collections, May 2008

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Biographical Note:

Katherine (“Kate”) Morgan Hobbie Storms was raised in Sodus, New York, where she attended public schools.  She graduated from high school in 1964 and began collegiate studies the same year at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.  

Scope and Content Note:

The collection is comprised of scrapbooks related to the experiences and activities of Kate Storms, first as child growing up in Sodus, New York, and later as a student at Westminster College. Childhood scrapbooks include drawings, writings, school papers, newspaper clippings, and assorted mementos. The college scrapbooks include letters and photographs along with an array of printed memorabilia. Interest and participation in drama and music performances is indicated by the abundance of programs found in these scrapbooks. The scrapbooks for 1966-1967 are filled with mementos of her studies and travels in Europe.

Container List

Box Volume Description
1 1 Scrapbook – childhood art, ca. 1953; also includes drawings by sisters Beth (Elizabeth Kathleen Hobbie Jones) and Ellie (Ellen Charlton Hobbie)
1 2 Scrapbook – 6th grade, Sodus Central School. 1956-1957
1 3 Scrapbook – Sophomore and Junior Class, Sodus Central School, 1961-1963
2 4 Scrapbook – Westminster College (New Wilmington, Pennsylvania,) – Freshman Year, 1964-1965
2 5 Scrapbook – Girl Scout Roundup, Idaho, 1965 – After Kate’s freshman year in college she spent the summer traveling to Farragut (Lake Pend Orielle), Idaho, to serve on the staff of the national Girl Scout encampment.  She traveled with her mother’s first cousins, Mary and Jean Templeton, who also served on the staff. Jean held a full-time job with GSUSA in New York City at the time.
3 6 Scrapbook – Westminster College – Sophomore, 1965-1966
3 7 Scrapbook – Junior year studies at the Institute of European Studies, Vienna, Austria, 1966-1967
3 8 Scrapbook – Travels in Europe, 1966-1967
  • Trip across the Atlantic on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth
  • Trip by bus from Southampton, England, to Vienna by way of  Oxford, London, Bruges, Paris, Trier, Rothenberg, and Munich
  • Travels in Austria – Salzburg and Innsbruck
  • Trip to Turkey, Israel, and Greece, February 1967
  • Trip to Italy, April 1967
  • Weekend in Yugoslavia, May 1967
4 9 Scrapbook – Summers of 1966 and 1967
  • Kate lived with her sister, Mary, in Ithaca and worked at the Gannet Medical Clinic at Cornell University.  She had an active social life and sang in several musical groups including the Cornell Chorus which sang at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Beethoven’s 9th and Die Fliedermaus
  • Kate attended summer school in 1967 at Stratford-on-Avon, England, in order to earn six credits in Shakespeare that she needed to graduate with her class at Westminster College in June 1968
4 10 Scrapbook – Westminster College – Senior, 1967-1968
Last Updated: February 17, 2010