59 School Street, Box 1310, Edgartown MA 02539 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

A Finding Aid to the Margaret G. Eppley Scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

RepositoryMartha's Vineyard Museum
Gale Huntington Research Library
59 School Street
P.O. Box 1310
Edgartown, MA 02539
(508) 627-4441
Call NumberRU 512
Creator Eppley, Margaret G., 1904-1991
TitleMargaret G. Eppley scrapbooks
Extent1 box (0.563 cubic feet)
LanguageThe materials are in English.
AbstractMargaret G. Eppley retired in 1968 after a long teaching career and moved to Edgartown, Massachusetts. Her scrapbooks are composed of articles she found interesting about Martha's Vineyard.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use and Reproduction Restrictions

Requests to reproduce material from this collection should be directed to the library's staff. Reproduction fees may apply.

Preferred Citation

Martha's Vineyard Museum, RU 512, Margaret G. Eppley Scrapbooks.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Parker Landsdale, executors of Eppley's estate, in 1993 (Accession no. 1993.006).

Publication Information

Martha's Vineyard Museum

Gale Huntington Research Library
59 School Street
P.O. Box 1310
Edgartown, MA 02539
(508) 627-4441

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Joyce Cooper in January 2015 with assistance from Lara J. Ullman. Finding aid machine-encoded by Nathaniel Janick in February 2015.

 Creation of this finding aid was sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Controlled Access Headings


  • Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

  • Edgartown (Mass. : Town)
  • Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)


  • Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)--History

Biography/Historical Note

Margaret G. Eppley was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1904 to Everett Eppley (1875-1919) and Caroline Eppley (1875-1919). At age 15 Margaret moved to Rochester, New York, to live with her uncle and aunt, Herbert and Lydia Landsdale. She attended Rochester University, Northeastern University, and Boston University. Eppley had a long career teaching in Cincinnati, Ohio; Natick, Massachusetts; and finally in Hartford, Connecticut where she retired in 1968. After retiring she moved to Edgartown, Massachusetts. Margaret G. Eppley died in 1991 at her home on the corner of School Street and Davis Street.

Scope and Content Note

The scrapbooks contain random articles of interest to Margaret G. Eppley about Martha’s Vineyard including historical pieces, famous residents, and tourism. Margaret G. Eppley started her scrapbooks after purchasing her home in Edgartown and there are also articles about her home and its visitors.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Collection Inventory


Scrapbook, 1958-1987 


Scrapbook, 1959-1972 


Scrapbook, 1968-1982