[Photograph of Laura Jewel Davis Scarborough and Gordon Bennett]

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A photograph of Laura Jewel Davis Scarborough (1887-1968) (right) with McMurry College President Gordon Bennett (left), examining Scarborough's library which she donated to the newly opened Jay-Rollins Library at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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Worth Long Studio 196u.

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A photograph of Laura Jewel Davis Scarborough (1887-1968) (right) with McMurry College President Gordon Bennett (left), examining Scarborough's library which she donated to the newly opened Jay-Rollins Library at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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The Scarborough Genealogical Library is now housed at the Abilene Public Library. Scarborough was a prominent Abilene, Texas, civic leader who was a prime mover in the formation of local units of the Taylor County chapter of the Equal Suffrage Association, the Taylor County Red Cross, the Abilene Young Women's Christian Association, the Taylor County Child Welfare Board, the Abilene chapter of the University of Texas Ex-Students Association, the Taylor County Tuberculosis Association, the West Texas Historical Association, and other groups. Mrs. Scarborough, well known as a Democrat, was a delegate to the national Democratic convention in 1922 when voting was new to women. In 1964 McMurry College conferred on her an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

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Worth Long Studio. [Photograph of Laura Jewel Davis Scarborough and Gordon Bennett], photograph, 196u; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth573045/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting McMurry University Library.