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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Elizabeth Wallace Papers 1913-1955

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Wallace, Elizabeth. Papers

Dates:

1913-1955

Size:

.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Elizabeth Wallace, professor, author. The Elizabeth Wallace Papers consist of biographical clippings about Wallace, correspondence and clippings related to books authored by Wallace, diplomas, a tribute for Elizabeth Kenny written by Wallace, as well correspondence relating to Wallace's ninetieth birthday celebration.

Information on Use

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Wallace, Elizabeth. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Wallace was born in 1865. She attended Wellesley College, graduating in 1886. In 1892, she began two years as a fellow at the University of Chicago.

Wallace began her academic career as Dean of Women and instructor in Spanish at Knox College from 1894 to 1896. After studying in France for a year she became an instructor in French literature at the University of Chicago. In 1923, Wallace became Professor of French literature at the University. She was also a dean in the colleges, from 1905 to 1913, and again from 1923 to 1926.

Wallace's published works include: A Garden of Paris (1911), Mark Twain and the Happy Island (1914), Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1944), and The Unending Journey (1952).

Wallace received the Legion of Honor from the French government in 1946 for her relief work in both World Wars. During World War I she served with the Red Cross in France, and during World War II she was head of the Minnesota branch of American Relief for France.

Elizabeth Wallace died in 1960.

Scope Note

The Elizabeth Wallace Papers consist of biographical clippings about Wallace, correspondence and clippings related to books authored by Wallace, diplomas, a tribute for Elizabeth Kenny written by Wallace, as well correspondence relating to Wallace's ninetieth birthday celebration.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Ryerson, Caroline Hutchinson

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl.poetlit.html

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/women.html

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/found.html

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

News clippings, biographical, 1927-1947

Box 1   Folder 2

Clippings, Mark Twain and the Happy Island, 1913

Box 1   Folder 3

Correspondence, Mark Twain and the Happy Island

  • Letter, Cyril Clements to EW, 1929
Box 1   Folder 4

The Unending Journey

  • Publishers agreement, 1951
  • Press release, 1952
  • Correspondence with publisher, 1952
Box 1   Folder 5

The Unending Journey, clippings, 1952

Box 1   Folder 6

Tribute for Elizabeth Kenney by Elizabeth Wallace, 1950

Box 1   Folder 7

Diplomas

  • Cum Laude Society, 1956
  • Wellesley College, 1956
  • Macalester College, 1952
  • Letter to the President of Macalester College from Arnold Lowe, 1952
Box 1   Folder 8

Guest Register

  • Signatures of attendees at Wallace's 90th birthday, n.d.
  • Note about the event by Florence Lowden Miller, 1955
Box 1   Folder 9-11

90th Birthday, correspondence, 1955

Box 1   Folder 12

90th Birthday, telegrams, 1955