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E. Mae Myers papers


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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E. Mae Myers (Emma Mae) was born in 1879 in York Springs, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John T. Myers and Sarah Ann (Cook) Myers. She attended Martin Academy and subsequently Swarthmore College where she earned a BL in 1900 and A.M.. in 1912. Her three siblings also were graduate of Swarthmore College: Albert Cook Myers (1874-1960), historian; George Cook Myers (1877-1926) who married Benjamin M. Underhill, and Edith Cook Myers (1895-) who was a Harrisburg social worker and married Leonard H. Dudman. After graduation from Swarthmore E. Mae Myers taught at various Friends schools including Langhorne Friends School and Friends Select School in Philadelphia. She died in 1953, a member of Providence Monthly Meeting, Media, PA.

Transferred from RG6/R2, Swarthmore College Alumni reference files

From internal information, the rough notes and papers of E. Mae Myers together with a folder of Albert Cook Myers correspondence were sent to the Director of Friends Historical Library after Albert C. Myers moved to West Chester, Pa. in late life. They were added to Alumni Reference in two acidic boxes. In 2017, upon review by staff, the papers of E. Mae Myers including her diaries and other papers were processed as a RG5. The unrelated correspondence of Albert Cook Myers was removed for processing as a Small Collection.

Correspondence of E. Mae Myers's brother, Albert Cook Myers, relating to Friends Historical Society removed to process as a Small Collecction. Rough notes taken by E. Mae Myers for her theses and other unidentified rough notes were discarded. Brochures from the Friends school where Mae taught were transferred to PG2, School Reference, for better access - Friends Select School, Media, and Friends Select School, Philadelphia. Swarthmore College diploma for Harriet Jane Cox, B.S. 1887, added to Swarthmore College diplomas.

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Susanna Morikawa
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Collection Inventory

Diary, Swarthmore College, 1896-1897.
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Freshman year

Diary, Swarthmore College, 1897-1898.
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Her sister Georgia also arrives at the College. Mae is busy with school work and activities - literary society, golf, tennis

Diary, Langhorne Friends School, 1901-1903.
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Her first teaching job. Visits NYC in spring of 1903

Diary, European trip, 1906.
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Traveled with Anna S. Hicks. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania certificate for travel, visited Germany, Italy, England, etc. Diary and small account books.

Diary, Thousand Islands trip, 1908.
Martin Academy student memorabilia, 1895-1896.
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Report cards, commencement announcement

Swarthmore College memorabilia, 1896-1912.
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Includes application and letter of recommendation from Martin Academy, brochures from events attended, letter from parents to Elizabeth Powell Bond, Dean, allowing permission for Mae to leave campus at any time, report cards, receipt for course of study leading to Masters degree

Personal memorabilia, 1896-1942.
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Affidavit of birth certificate, letters of recommendation for teaching positions, acceptance for graduate work at University of Pennsylvania, 1911. Includes the Class of 1933 yearbook of Friends Select School which was dedicated to Mae Myers.

Thesis: Historic Homes in Colonial America (draft), 1900.
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Submitted to Swarthmore College as Some historic mansions of Philadelphia. See McCabe Library Rare Book Room, Swarth + LD5198.9 1900 .M9

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Submitted to Swarthmore College, see McCabe Library Rare Book Room, Swarth +LD5198.9 1912 .M9

Collected photographs, 1896-1920.
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Not identified.

Photographs, (1896-1900).
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Most are of classmates some identified. A few later snaphots not identified. Note that Mae's brother Albert gave his large collection of photographs including family to the Chester Co. Historical Society

E. Mae Myers diplomas, 1896-1912.
Oversize RG5
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Martin Academy, 1896 Swarthmore College, B.L., 1900 Swarthmore College, M.A., 1912

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