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Eva Borst Scrapbook

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 12 Mar 2013

Biographical History

Eva Borst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Borst, lived in Syracuse, New York and was a teacher at the Onondaga Indian School there. She was engaged in 1919 to Lieutenant Wesley I. Nodine of Nyack-on-the-Hudson, a graduate of Syracuse University College of Forestry; they married in 1920. [Information from Syracuse Herald, September 1, 1919 and July 18, 1920.]

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Eva Borst Scrapbook consists of an album of more than 200 black and white photographs compiled by Eva Borst of 108 Stadium Place, Syracuse, New York. The album is labeled as spanning the years 1916-1918. Among the photographs are approximately 40 of the Onondaga Indian School, abbreviated OIS, where Borst was a teacher. The photographs show the children in classrooms and out of doors, engaged in various activities such as sewing or quilting. Other photographs show the faculty and staff and a number of the buildings, both exterior and interior. Other photographs are of family and friends, in and around Syracuse as well as on outings to the Thousand Islands and Adirondacks area. Several are of young men in World War I uniform.

All the photographs are captioned, including several that identify Onondaga children by name. Friends and family are sometimes identified only by initials; names given include Elizabeth Crawford, Bob Hastings, Jack, Harriet, Nina, Marie, Agnes, and "Dr. Sweet of Euclid Ave."

Arrangement of the Collection

The scrapbook has been disassembled for preservation purposes but the photographs and pages remain in original order.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Borst, Eva E.
Sweet family.

Corporate Bodies

Onondaga Indian School (Syracuse, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works.


Soldiers -- United States.


Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Syracuse (N.Y.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Thousand Islands (N.Y. and Ont.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
United States -- Armed forces -- History -- Pictorial works.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Eva Borst Scrapbook,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2013.

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