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Leatherby Family Academic ephemera collection

 Collection — document-box: 1
Identifier: 2015-068-s-r

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2 photographs, Leatherby children reading 2 photos, Joann with girl scout in library 1 photographs, Kathryn Marie Leatherby graduation 1 photograph, Doug Leatherby high school graduation ***?1 photograph, Joann Leatherby recieving BA from Wesleyan College, black frame ***?1 photograph, Joann Leatherby graduation photo from UCLA School of Law, gold frame 1 honorary doctorate degree awarded to Ralph Leatherby, brown frame 1 photograph, Ralph Leatherby recieving honorary doctorate degree, brown frame 1 dish set, "Library Lane", Kathryn Marie Leatherby 1 pin, U.S. cadet nurse pledge, (black jewelry box in doc-box 1) 1 American flag, folded and framed in cherry wood 1 photograph, Joann Leatherby and Leatherby Libraires (duplicate in art rail) 1 degree, University of California 1 degree, Iowa Wesleyan College 1 painting, newspaper clippings, various stacked books, Girl Scout logo "Leatherby", signed by "Gracie Finley, 2014" 1 memorial program, Ralph William Leatherby 1 memorial programs, Eleanor Leatherby (duplicate in Ralph Leatherby papers series) 1 Army certificate, Honorable discharge, Ralph W. Leatherby 1 diploma, Eleanore Samson, Grand Forks Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing 1 certificate, Eleanor Samson, State of CA Dept. of Prof. & Vocational Standards, Board of Nurse Examiners, Registered Nurse 4 framed photographs on wall across from display, 1) Ralph & Eleanor, 2) Russ & Susie, 3) Joann & Dr. Greg Bates, 4) Peter & Kate w/ daughters On Loan: 1 degree, University of the Pacific (College of the Pacific), Russell Ernest Leatherby, B.A. (magna cum laude)

1 degree, University of the Pacific (McGeorge School of Law), Russell Ernest Leatherby, J.D.

1 diploma, Kathryn Leatherby, Bachelor of Arts, Hillsdale College, blue folder (in brown frame)

1 diploma, Kathryn Leatherby, Master of Arts, Chapman University, red folder (in brown frame)


1 frame, black, empty 1 photograph, framed, graduate 1 jewelry box, black (for cadet pin on display)


2 photographs, black and white 8x 10, Fullerton Public Library bookmobile, Joann Leatherby (duplicate on display) 2 photographs, 6x4, Katheryn Marie graduation ceremony 1 photograph, family portrait, Peter and Katie Leatherby Gillin and children (enlarged duplicate on display) 5 photographs, 6x4, from Excellence in Entrepreneurship Conferences, various 4 photographs, 8x12, from Excellence in Entrepreneurship Conferences, Arnold Beckman, Jim Doti, etc. (duplicate on display) 2 photographs, Kathryn Marie Leatherby graduation 1 photograph, Doug Leatherby high school graduation 1 portrait of Leatherby grandparents, black folder, Elson-Alexandre photography


1 pamphlets, Res Novum, "Year #1 of a dream: The Leatherby Center", Summer 1997 2 programs, Inaugural Excellence in Entrepreneurship Conference, Nov. 21, 1996 1 programs, Second Annual Excellence in Entrepreneurship Conference, Feb. 26, 1998


1 discharge paper, honorable, US Army, Ralph Leatherby, 4 March 1946 2 articles, (copies), Ralph Leatherby high school senior picture with bio 1 memorial programs, Eleanor Leatherby (duplicate on display)

ART RAIL—SLOT 2; 1 photograph, framed, Joann Leatherby and Leatherby Libraires (duplicate on display) 1 photograph, framed, b/w, Eleanor Leatherby


  • Mid 20th century

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.


5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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This collection contains various ephemera related to the Leatherby family's academic achievement and appreciation of libraries. This includes photos from various graduations, photos of Kathryn Marie Leatherby reading, an honorary degree of Ralph Leatherby, and a library dish set. Three frames were also donated on Janurary 15, 2015. This includes a photo of Joann Leatherby holding a framed photo of the Leatherby Libraries, as well as framed copies of her degrees from the University of California and Iowa Wesleyan College, Russell Ernest Leatherby B.A. from University of the Pacific, framed, wood, and Russell E. Leatherby J.D. from University of the Pacific, framed, wood, and painting with newspaper articles and books (Girl Scout logo with "Leatherby," painting signed by "Gracie Finley, 2014"

Special Note: many items are on permanent display on the first floor of the Leatherby Libraries near the front elevators.


This collection is arranged by subject; papers, photographs (framed and unframed), pamphlets, etc.

Finding Aid for the Leatherby Family Academic ephemera collection
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Andrew Harman
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Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange 92866 USA US