Agnes M. Anderson collection, 1920-1924  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Anderson, Agnes M.
Title
Agnes M. Anderson collection
Dates
1920-1924 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 linear foot, including 1 scrapbook, (2 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS 5
Summary
Yearbooks and scrapbook of student life at Oregon Normal School.
Repository
Western Oregon University Archives
Hamersly Library
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR
97361
Telephone: 503-838-8419
Fax: 503-838-8399
libarchives@wou.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Funding for archival supplies made possible, in part, by a grant from the Polk County Cultural Coalition.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Agnes M. Anderson was born in Michigan in 1901. She came to Oregon with her family in 1908. They settled in Warren, near St. Helens. She went through Warren Grade School and then to St. Helens High School. She attended Oregon Normal School for one academic year, 1920-1921. Agnes then returned to Warren to teach at the grade school for a few years. She then returned to ONS and graduated in June 1924.

Agnes taught elementary school in Astoria for four years. In the fall of 1928 she enrolled in the State Teachers College of Fresno (California) to continue her professional training. She was granted her diploma in June 1929. Agnes went on to teach elementary school for over 30 years in the Long Beach, California school system. She retired in 1961, after which she enjoyed some foreign travel to Europe and Asia. Agnes died in California in March 1980.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains brief biographical information about Agnes M. Anderson and materials related to Oregon Normal School and the city of Monmouth. Also included are three yearbooks from Oregon Normal School and one personal scrapbook. The scrapbook is 7” x 11” and features a red O.N.S. sticker on the cover. The scrapbook contains numerous topics, including dance cards and school ephemera; photographs of student groups, women's softball team, May Day celebrations, campus building interiors and exteriors, social events, and buildings in Monmouth.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

For further information, see the Western Oregon University Archives Research Rules.

Copyright Information: Researchers are hereby cautioned that materials within archival and manuscript collections may be protected by copyright laws (Title 17, U.S. code). Researchers who plan to eventually publish their work are responsible to inquire about publication restrictions before beginning their research. Researchers wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation

Agnes M. Anderson Collection, MSS 5, Western Oregon University Archives

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Biographical information
1 2 Oregon Normal School diploma 1924
1 3 Oregon Normal School yearbooks (The Norm)
Three yearbooks from the Oregon Normal School, all inscribed with comments and signatures.
1921, 1922, 1924
1 4 Student scrapbook
7" × 11"
The scrapbook contains numerous topics related to daily student life, including dance cards and school ephemera; photographs of student groups, women's softball team, May Day celebrations, campus building interiors and exteriors, social events, and buildings in Monmouth.
circa 1920-1924

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Students--Social life and customs
  • Women college students
  • Personal Names :
  • Anderson, Agnes M. (creator)
  • Oregon Normal School--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Normal School
  • Geographical Names :
  • Monmouth (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks