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Gertrude Amsbary Oakes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M280

Overview

Gertrude Amsbary was born in 1889 in Delta, Colorado. She attended the University of Denver, where she majored in Philosophy and German, and minored in English. She later married Clyde Oakes. This collection contains memorabilia from Gertrude Oakes' time at DU. They include clippings and photographs of Gertrude as May Queen and photographs of a student she dated while at DU, Mark Volk.

Dates

  • 1908-1912

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Gertrude Amsbary was born March 16, 1889. She spent most of her life in Delta, Colorado, dying there on December 16, 1983. She left Delta to attend the University of Denver, where she majored in Philosophy and German, and minored in English. While at DU she was a member of Phi Beta Phi and the YWCA. She was the joke editor of the K-book in 1911. She also was the May queen that year. During her time at DU, she dated a young man who was an SAE and football player, Mark Volk. She married Clyde Oakes.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 half legal document box)

Scope and Contents

The Gertrude Amsbary Oakes Papers contain memorabilia from her undergraduate days at DU. They include clippings and photographs of Gertrude as May Queen and photographs of a young man she dated, Mark Volk.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in one series, Memorabilia from days at University of Denver.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to DU Alumni Relations in 1984 by Gertrude's sister.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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