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Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Personal papers 1932-1941

Series II: Academic papers 1933-1939

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Mary Fosselman Papers, 1931-1941 UA 318



Title: Mary Fosselman Papers
Dates: 1931-1941
Abstract This collection consists of the personal and academic papers of Mary Fosselman.
Identification: UA 318
Quantity: 2.5 linear ft.(3 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Fosselman was born in Illinois on September 15, 1916. After living briefly in Houston, Missouri, and Arkansas, her family finally settled in Houston in 1930. She then attended Milby High School. Upon graduation, she went to the Rice Institute and graduated with a BA in 1938.

After graduation, Fosselman took classes at Houston Business College and received a diploma in Stenography. She eventually worked at Schlumberger where she retired in 1981. Fosselman passed away in 2006.

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of the personal and academic papers of Mary Fosselman. There are diaries that she kept while she attended Milby High School, the Rice Institute, and Houston Business College. The diaries also document her first two jobs in Houston. Her diaries also include ephemera like football scorecards and theater programs.

Her academic papers include her notes, tests, and assignments in high school, at the Rice Institute, in education courses at the University of Houston, and the Houston Business College. There is also some correspondence, a diploma, and a graduate photograph.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Fosselman Papers, 1931-1941, UA 318, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Accruals Note

Additional materials are not expected for this collection.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Personal papers 1932-1941

General Note
The following diaries not only record Fosselman's daily life, but also contain event programs, postcards, and letters.
Box Folder
1 1 Diary August 1, 1931-May 4, 1933
2 Diary - Volume I September 5, 1933-September 4, 1934
3 Diary - Volume II September 5, 1934-September 5, 1935
4 Diary - Volume III September 5, 1935-September 3, 1936
5 Diary - Volume IV September 5, 1936-September 5, 1937
6 Diary - Volume V - part 1 September 5, 1937-September 5, 1938
7 Diary - Volume V - part 2 September 5, 1937-September 5, 1938
8 Diary - Volume VI September 5, 1938-September 5, 1939
9 Diary - Volume VII September 5, 1939-September 5, 1940
10 Diary - Volume VIII - part 1 and 2 September 5, 1940-September 5, 1941
11 Diary - Volume VIII - part 3 September 5, 1940-September 5, 1941

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Series II: Academic papers 1933-1939

Subseries A: High School 1933-1934
Box Folder
1 12 Civics II 1933-1934
13 Clothing I and II 1933, 1934
14 English VII 1933-1934
15 English VIII 1933-1934
16 Sewing I and II 1933-1934
Subseries B: Houston Business College and University of Houston 1936-1939
Box Folder
1 17 Education 310 (1 of 2) 1936-1937
18 Education 310 (2 of 2) 1936-1937
19 Education 410 November 1937
20 Education 435 1937
21 Filing 1939
22 Health Education 232 1937
23 Scientific Dictation 1939
Box Folder
2 1 Houston Business College Diploma December 1939
Subseries C: Rice Institute 1934-1938
Box Folder
2 2 Chemistry 100/200 1934-1936
3 Chemistry 200 1935-1936
4 Correspondence 1934-1938
5 English 100 1934-1935
6 English 310 (1 of 2) 1936-1937
7 English 310 (2 of 2) 1936-1937
8 French 100 1935-1936
9 French 200 1937
10 Graduation photograph June 6, 1938
11 History 100 (1 of 2) 1934-1935
12 History 100 (2 of 2) 1934-1935
13 History 250 (1 of 2) 1935-1936
14 History 250 (2 of 2) 1935-1936
15 "Joseph Priestly in America" - The Lady Geddes Contest submission May 3, 1935
16 Mathematics 100 1934-1935
Box Folder
3 1 Newsclippings 1935
2 Psychology 300 (1 of 2) 1936-1937
3 Psychology 300 (2 of 2) 1936-1937
4 Spanish 210 1934-1935
5 Spanish 300 1935-1936
6 Spanish 410 1936-1937

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