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Mary Leake Papers, 1903-1939

Collection Overview

Title: Mary Leake Papers, 1903-1939

ID: OGLMC/1392

Creator: Leake, Mary M. (1878-1955)

Extent: 2.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 06/22/1999

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Mary Leake Papers consists of materials related to Leake's career as a teacher and to her volunteerism. The collection includes certificates, photographs, programs, letters, obituaries, and a University of North Dakota cap and gown.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional materials from Jim and Sharon Rask of Grand Forks, North Dakota, in 2004 (2004-2690) and from Sharon Rask in 2015 (2015-3281).

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Lloyd and Merle Leake

Acquisition Method: Donation, 99-2332

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Mary Leake Papers. OGLMC 1392, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Processing Information: Collection reprocessed and entered into Archon by Daniel Sauerwein, Special Collections student assistant, in August 2015.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1903-1911 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.

1392-1: Science Hall, UND

1392-2: Oxford House, UND

1392-3: Old Main, UND

1392-4: Budge Hall, UND

1392-5: Davis Hall, UND

1392-6: Kate Leake's boarding house, Petersburg, ND

1392-7: Four young women on a fire escape ladder

1392-8: "Leake girls" on a bridge. (Annie, Blossom, Kate, Mary)

1392-9: Schoolhouse in Caledonia, ND

1392-10: Jean Leake Baeder in Mary Leake's graduation dress

1392-11: Possibly Old Faithful Lodge, Yellowstone National Park

1392-12: Waterfall

1392-13 through 1392-15:  Mountain road views

1392-16: Three people in horse drawn wagon

1392-17: Mountain road views

1392-18: Priest and family with three children in front of a church (Spanish mission?)

1392-19: Another exterior view of the church (Spanish mission?)

1392-20: Two women in black dresses and hats sitting on the beach (Pacific Ocean?)

Folder 3: University of North Dakota, 1904 and undatedAdd to your cart.

Includes a graduation photograph of Leake and UND commencement programs

1392-21: Mary Leake graduation photo. UND 1904

Folder 4: Essays and poetry, 1903-1904 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Two essays (Adaptations and The Golden Mean) written by Leake presumably for classes at UND and one poem (The Blue Bell).
Folder 5: Obituaries/Death notices for Leake family members, 1955 and 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Teaching Certificate, 22 April 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters of Recommendation, 1904-1911Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Volunteer and Religious ActivitiesAdd to your cart.
Contains Leake's Red Cross Volunteer card, materials of the Grand Forks First Methodist Episcopal Church, and her support of the Fatherless Children of France, a charity that aided the children of deceased French World War I soldiers.
Folder 9: Assorted Commencement and other Education materials, 1907-1939 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Wedding Announcements, 1904-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Invitations to UND activities, 1903-1909Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Teaching License and Advanced Teacher Training DiplomaAdd to your cart.
Item 1: State teaching certificate awarded to Mary LeakeAdd to your cart.
Item 2: International Sunday School-Diploma for advanced teacher training awarded to Mary LeakeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Abstract of DeedAdd to your cart.
Abstracts to a deed for property in Eastrington, County of York. The first entry is from October 5, 1772.
Item 1: Diploma awarded to Coral FoxAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Graduation capAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Black graduation gownAdd to your cart.