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Ellen Stoeser Papers
Title: Ellen Stoeser Papers
ID: OGLMC 0070
Extent: 1.0 Folders
Ellen Stoeser (Nellie M. Lynch) was born in 1871, “about the time of the Chicago fire,” near Grand Meadow, Minnesota, to Irish immigrant parents. Her father fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, while his brother served in the Union army. The family lived in southeastern Minnesota before coming to North Dakota, homesteading in Elm Grove Township in Grand Forks County. Stoeser taught at rural schools in Grand Forks County and near Williston, North Dakota. She attended Mayville State University, Valley City State University, and the University of North Dakota. After retiring from teaching, she traveled across the country. Her memoir Saga of a Prairie Teacher (1950) details her life and teaching career.
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Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: Ellen Stoeser.
Saga of a Prairie Teacher by E. Stoeser. 1950.
Special Collections Stacks: F636.5 .S76
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Ellen Stoeser Papers. OGLMC 70. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon in March 2016.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of the typewritten manuscript for Stoeser's autobiography Saga of a Prairie Teacher, which chronicled her life and career teaching in rural schools in North Dakota. This book was published in 1950.