The collection contains memorabilia of Erma Ruth Mewhinney, 1921 graduate of the Indiana State Normal School. While at the Normal School she majored in Commerce and later taught at Garfield High School in Terre Haute. She returned to Indiana State Teachers College and was awarded a masters degree in 1935.
The items date from 1921, 1924, 1940 and 1941, and have been left unarranged. The centerpiece of the collection is a copy of the 1921 ADVANCE, into which Miss Mewhinney pasted many momentos of her years at Indiana State.