Mary Rankin Bragg notebook, circa 1908

Overview of the Collection

Bragg, Mary Rankin, 1888-1971
Mary Rankin Bragg notebook
circa 1908 (inclusive)
1 notebook
Collection Number
Mss 786
Mary Rankin Bragg, the sister of Jeannette Rankin, was a student at the University of Montana from 1906-1910. The notebook contains Bragg's notes from Biology I and includes drawings and a draft of an essay about bacteria.
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 4062432053
Fax: 4062434067
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Mary Rankin Bragg was born on August 30, 1888 to John Rankin and Olive Pickering Rankin of Missoula, Montana. Bragg was also the younger sister of Jeannette Rankin, who was the first woman elected to the House of Representatives. Mary attended the University of Montana from 1906-1910, where she graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Literature. Mary would later marry Herbert Bragg. Mary Rankin Bragg passed away in 1971 at the age of 83 in San Marino, California.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Mary Rankin Bragg notebook contains Bragg's notes from a course she took at the University of Montana called Biology I. The notebook includes drawings of plants, animals, and microscopic life forms, as well as a handwritten draft of an essay on bacteria. The notebook provides a detailed glimpse into the general biology curriculum at the University in the early 20th century.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Mary Rankin Bragg Notebook, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Custodial History

The chain of custody related to this collection is unknown. The notebook was found filed with a collection of publications from the University of Montana.

Processing Note

This collection was processed by Steven Bingo in 2011.

Related Materials

The Schlessinger Library at Radcliffe College holds a collection of Jeannette Rankin's papers that contains correspondence from Mary Rankin Bragg. The collection is titled Papers 1879-1976 and has a collection number of MC 246.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Biology--Study and teaching (Higher)--Montana--Missoula.

Corporate Names

  • University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.)--Students.


  • Women college students--Montana--Missoula.