Bride’s Book, 1946

Collection: The Scrapbook Collection

Call No.: MG-434, Box 100

Title: Bride’s Book

Dates: 1946

Extent: 1 volume

Creator: Barr, Doris Jane Hall, d. 1956.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Description:   Scrapbook for the wedding of Doris Jane Hall and Richard Henry Barr, Jr., both of Lancaster. At the front is a copy of the marriage service and certificate. The wedding was officiated by Pastor Allen L. Benner at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lancaster on 28 December 1946. The engagement was announced at the Hamilton Club on 5 August 1946. The volume contains engagement, bridal shower and wedding cards, as well as the wedding invitation. A description is given for each party and shower, including hostess, location, menu, guest list and gifts. Newspaper clippings announce the engagement and wedding. The bride’s trousseau and fabric samples and details of the gowns are recorded. The bridal party is listed and the service is detailed. The guest list is a “Who’s Who” of Lancaster. The couple honeymooned in Bermuda and kept a journal of their trip. Their family trees are found on the last page. Housed with the scrapbook are Richard’s obituary and Doris’ burial location.

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Conditions Governing Reproductions: May not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Gift of William and Joanne Baker, 20 May 2013.

Related Materials: Photograph album in the Photograph Collections.

Subjects: Barr, Richard Henry, (1921-2012)

Bridal books.


Administrative/Biographical History: The Bride’s Book and photograph album were purchased by the donors in a box lot at an auction in Carlisle.

Custodial History: Cataloged by HST, 19 March 2014.