Cora Dean Papers, 1895-1941
Primary Creator: Dean, Cora (1883-1962)
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 08/26/2002
The Cora Dean Papers consist of correspondence from the late 1930s, letters of acknowledgment for donations to both the Phi Beta Kappa Society and to the Student Union Fund, and membership certificates.
Sixteen photographs were separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinets. The photos are of Cora Dean, as well as her family and her farm. An additional photograph album contains pictures ranging from college at the University of North Dakota to the church where she and M. John Furlong wed.
One oversized folder was separated and placed in the Oversize File Cabinet. The folder contains her UND Bachelor of Arts diploma and also drawings by her mother, Katherine.
Cora Dean was born on November 22, 1883, to Samuel and Katherine (Neilson) in Mayville, North Dakota. She attended grade school in Mayville, high school in Minneapolis, and college at both Mayville State Normal School and the University of Minnesota. She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1910 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She was a foundation member in Phi Beta Kappa and also a member of A.D.T., Teacher's Club, YWCA, Woman's League, Orchestra, Girls' Glee Club, and the Mystic Order of S.K.T.
She was a teacher at Cando, North Dakota, and was also the principal at Towner High School. On August 15, 1914, Cora Dean married Michael John Furlong of Mayville, North Dakota, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon. On April 1, 1938, Cora Dean became the first contributor to the Student Union Fund at the University of North Dakota.
Cora Dean died November 25, 1962, in Berkeley, California.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Source: Raymond Larson, McGregor, Minnesota
Acquisition Method: Donation; Acc.#2003-2612
Separated Materials: One oversized folder was separated and placed in the Oversize File Cabinet. The folder contains her Bachelor of Arts diploma and also drawings by her mother, Katherine.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item) Cora Dean Papers. OGLMC 1456. Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in January 2013..
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[Oversize Folder 3],
- Box 1
- Folder 1: Photograph copy of the Mayville State Teacher's College Basketball Team, 1905-1906
- Folder 2: Membership certificate (copy) to the American Flag House & Betsy Ross Memorial Association, 1912
- Folder 3: Letter of recommendation from J.S. Conyers, 3/27/1914
- Folder 4: Phi Beta Kappa Society membership certificate, June 13, 1914
- Folder 5: Correspondence, 1937-1938
- Folder 6: Letter & recognition for donating money to Phi Beta Kappa, 2/7/1939 & 2/7/41
- Folder 7: Photo Album
- Photographs 2
- Photograph 1: Dean Farm 1.5 miles south of Mayville, North Dakota.
- Photograph 2: Dean Farm 1.5 miles south of Mayville. Homesteaded by Samuel Dean, 1888
- Photograph 3: Picnic in the Cottonwood Grove on the Northwest corner of the Dean Farm, 1895 or 1896
- Photograph 4: The children of Samuel and Katherine Dean: Susie, Horace, Colleen, Cora and Blanche, October 1887
- Photograph 5: Michael John Furlong who married Cora Dean
- Photograph 6: Cora Dean, August 12, 1912
- Photograph 7: Cora Dean at cooking class in Minneapolis old Marcy School
- Photograph 8: Cora Dean holding hat at Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods, California
- Photograph 9: Katherine Cotton Neilson Dean (Cora's mother), Summer 1910
- Photograph 10: Aunt of Cora Dean Mrs. Herbert Tutherly
- Photograph 11: Cora's grandmother Mrs. Susan Chellis Cotton
- Photograph 12: Monument in Claremont, New Hampshire, in memory of Cora's grandparents Charles Cotton and Susan F. Chellis
- Photograph 13: Initiation of Phi Beta Kappa Foundation Members at UND, June 1914
- Photograph 14: Senior high school building where Cora Dean was principal, Fall 1911
- Photograph 15: Group of senior high pupils in Towner High School, 1911
- Photograph 16: "Mr. Samuel Dean was superintendent of this farm before moving to Mayville"
- Oversize Folder 3
- One oversized folder was separated and placed in the Oversize File Cabinet. The folder contains her Bachelor of Arts diploma and also drawings by her mother, Katherine.
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