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Anna Grace Wirt Postcard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M038

Anna Grace Wirt was a French and German Languages professor at the University of Denver from 1896 until about 1932. She travelled extensively and studied at several European universities. Her collection of post cards contains postcards from Europe, South America, the Middle East, and Japan. Several of the postcards were sent to Ms. Wirt and contain messages for her.

Dates

  • 1900-1930

Creator

Extent

2 items : card box (12.5 x 6.5 x 5 inches)

Scope and Contents

The Anna Grace Wirt Postcard Collection contains postcards from Europe, South America, the Middle East, and Japan. Several of the postcards were sent to Ms. Wirt and contain messages for her.

Biographical / Historical

Anna Grace Wirt was born November 27, 1860 in Albion, New York. She received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in liberal arts from Syracuse University. She taught at normal schools in Pennsylvania and Connecticut for ten years before coming to the University of Denver in 1896 to head the German Department. She also headed the de partment of modern languages. She left the University in 1913 for nine years, a portion of which she spent as Dean of Women at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas. She also traveled extensively and studied at Universities of Berlin, Munich, Geneva, Rome and the Sorbonne.

Ms. Wirt returned to the University of Denver in 1924 as a professor of modern languages. In 1932 she was honored by the presentation of a medal from the Italian Government for furthering Italian culture in the United States.

Ms Wirt was a member of Alpha Phi, honorary language sorority and Phi Beta Kappa. She was a charter member of the American Association of University Women.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in one series.; 1. Postcards.;

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Denver CO 80208
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