The Theora England Scrapbooks Collection documents the origins and development of the theatre and speech program at Northwestern College during her tenure. The materials cover theatre performances, Choral Readers and Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre student organization. The books include playbills, photographs, newspaper articles, brochures, posters, personal correspondence and ephemera. The books also include wedding invitations, birth announcements, reception napkins and other materials from events in theatre students’ personal lives. Collectively, these scrapbooks also provide evidence for the resolve and forcefulness needed by a woman seeking to establish a new program in an institution and local community where women’s leadership was not the norm.