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Wiecking, Anna M., 1887-1973 and Family. Collection, 1907-1970

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0116

Scope and Contents

The Anna M. Wiecking and Family collection consists of documents, pictures, and articles written by Anna Wiecking. Furthermore, items related to Mankato State College address the retirements of two faculty members, various miscellaneous documents, and the graduating classes of 1907 and 1910.

The collection includes educational articles published by Wiecking in several different publications, some unpublished reminiscences of the Mankato area, and newspaper clippings about Mankato State College. Wiecking included extensive family histories, sewing samples from her years as a college student, and a typed copy of her family’s vacation to Montana in 1917. In addition, this collection contains information on Gilbert Fletcher and Maud Hart Lovelace both famous Mankatoans. Two retirement speeches given by Wiecking for Signe Sletten and Cora Sletten are included. There are photos of the entire graduating class of 1907, the students involved with kindergarten education in 1910, and the 50th anniversary for the class of 1907.

Dates

  • 1887

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Biographical / Historical

Anna M. Wiecking, (1887-1973) was a teacher at Mankato State College from 1917-1956. She was born in Mankato, Minnesota on 6 December 1887, and received a two-year diploma from Mankato Normal School. Wiecking earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, her master’s degree in education from Columbia University in New York in 1915, and her doctorate from the University of Iowa in 1933. She was active n the Blue Earth County Historical Society and wrote numerous articles for newspapers on Blue Earth County history in addition to writing two books, titled The History of Blue Earth County and As We Once Were, for elementary school children. She died on the 23 November 1973 in Mankato.

Biographical information obtained from the Mankato Free Press, 23 November 1973.

Extent

0.35 Cubic Feet (15 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Anna M. Wiecking and Family collection consists of documents, pictures, and articles written by Anna Wiecking. In addition, this collection contains information on Gilbert Fletcher and Maud Hart Lovelace both famous Mankatoans. The family histories of both Anna Wiecking’s parents are included with various other items related to the Wiecking family. Furthermore, items related to Mankato State College address the retirements of two faculty members, various miscellaneous documents, and the graduating classes of 1907 and 1910.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Anna Wiecking donated this collection in November 1968.
Title
Wiecking, Anna M., 1887-1973 and Family. Collection, 1907-1970.
Status
Completed
Author
Archives staff
Date
1975-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2001-09: Finding aid revised by Jeff A. Jenson

Repository Details

Part of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center Repository

Contact:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US
507-389-1029