Beth Hamstra Camp Fire Girls Uniform
This collection contains a Camp Fire Girls ceremonial uniform that was customized by the wearer and reflected the rank and achievements they had attained. Each patch and bead's color, shape, and size has a meaning for members in the organization and reflect their ability. A key to the beads and swimming emblems can be found in the collection and the accession file.
- Hamstra, Beth (Person)
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The Beth Hamstra Camp Fire Girls Uniform collection is open for research.
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Beth Hamstra was a member of the Camp Fire Girls from 1955-1965. During this time, she wore a ceremonial uniform that had once belonged to her grandmother Clara Jane Rettew who was a Camp Fire Girl in 1930.
0.979 Linear Feet (One corrugated plastic box)
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This collection consists of a Camp Fire Girls ceremonial uniform that was owned by Beth Hamstra and her grandmother Clara Jane Rettew. The badges and beads on the uniform signify awards and achievements earned by both Hamstra and Rettew. A key to the beads and the swimming emblems can be found in the collection and collection's accession file.
The Beth Hamstra Camp Fire Girls Uniform collection was gifted to the University Archives by Beth Hamstra in August 2022 as accession 2022-044.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
Processed by William Offhaus and Marie Elia, September 2022. Finding aid encoded by William Offhaus, September 2022.
- University Archives (Organization)
- Finding aid for the Beth Hamstra Camp Fire Girls Uniform
- Finding aid prepared by William Offhaus
- 2022 November 28
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