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Wallace, Elizabeth. Papers
.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Special Collections Research Center
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.
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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.
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.
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|Box 1 Folder 1|
News clippings, biographical, 1927-1947
|Box 1 Folder 2|
Clippings, Mark Twain and the Happy Island, 1913
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Correspondence, Mark Twain and the Happy Island
|Box 1 Folder 4|
The Unending Journey
|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|
|Box 1 Folder 8|
|Box 1 Folder 9-11|
90th Birthday, correspondence, 1955
|Box 1 Folder 12|
90th Birthday, telegrams, 1955