Westminster, Maryland: n.p., 1944-48.
Scrapbook. Oblong scrapbook. Approx. 13" x 10".  leaves of which 37 leaves completely filled both sides. One of the leaves is chipped due to the heavy college bulletin pasted down. A few other pages have minor edge chips. The contents are very clean. A four year collection of College ephemera including a 1944-45 Handbook; 1944 Freshman Orientation Program; Pictures of the Campus; news clippings; Calendar; card notes; Sorority paper cutouts; $10 Room Deposit Receipt; Sorority invitations; written hand notes; Church Services; 1945 handmade Christmas banquet card; 1946 Sixth Annual Mason-Dixon Conference Basketball Tournament broadside; homemade Valentine cards; National Symphony Orchestra Program; family? photographs, Choir Recital programs; Ford's Theater Programs (not DC); Western Maryland 1946 Football Team Picture with names; Western Maryland College Bulletin; Inauguration Program for the Fifth President of the College (Lowell Skinner Ensor); a signed congratulatory letter to Christine Royer who was officially accepted for recognition in the 1947-48 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; more recital programs, invitations; two dried roses, Graduation cards, Commencement ephemera, photographs of graduation from 1948 and more. A picture of Christine is most likely on one of the pages in back, although unnamed. Very good. Item #18900
From the Baltimore Sun, 2016:
Ruth C. “Chris” Royer, a former McDaniel College trustee who had held several academic positions at Barnard College in New York, died Nov. 5 at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center after a brief illness.
The former Carroll County resident was 89. The daughter of Jesse Christian Royer, president of Smith & Reifsnider Lumber Co., and Ruth Helwig Royer, a homemaker, Ruth Christine Royer was born and raised in Westminster, and she graduated in 1944 from Westminster High School.
Miss Royer — who never used her first name — was known as “Kicki” during her college days at what was then Western Maryland College, now McDaniel. She graduated summa cum laude in 1948, and then obtained a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught English at Penn Hall Junior College in Chambersburg, Pa., Connecticut College in New London and Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.
Later, she joined the faculty at Barnard College as a part-time teacher while studying for her doctorate at Columbia University on a Danforth Fellowship. At Barnard, Miss Royer served as director of admissions, associate dean of the faculty and vice president for public affairs before retiring in 1993. After retiring, the New York resident maintained a connection with the college as the reading editor of the Barnard College-CBS Essay Contest.
She was named a trustee of McDaniel College in 1994 and served until 2016, when she retired. She supported the school's Royer Faculty Development Fund that benefited research, and also endowed the Jesse and Ruth Royer Scholarship for students. In a statement announcing her death, McDaniel's president, Roger N. Casey, said Miss Royer had served as a “continual source of guidance, encouragement, inspiration and friendship” for the college's administration, faculty and staff.
In 2013, she was awarded an honorary degree during commencement and urged graduates to “embrace change … change that will benefit mankind.” “She was a role model for anyone who met her,” said Joyce Muller, former associate vice president for communications and marketing at McDaniel and a longtime friend. “She was a great, great woman.” A memorial service for Miss Royer will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Baker Memorial Chapel on the campus of McDaniel College. There are no survivors.
McDaniel College is a private liberal arts college in Westminster, Maryland. Established in 1867, it was known as Western Maryland College until 2002 when it was renamed McDaniel College in honor of an alumnus who gave a lifetime of service to the college. The college also has a satellite campus, McDaniel College Budapest, in Budapest, Hungary. McDaniel College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The college owns and manages a shopping center and residential properties through its for-profit arm..