Albertina Anderson Papers

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Albertina Anderson Papers


  • 1892-1944 (Creation)


0.42 linear feet

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Albertina Cecelia Anderson was born on August 5, 1876 in Barsness township, MN to John and Sara Anderson. She attended (and then graduated) St. Cloud Normal School from 1892-1896. She later attended the University of Minnesota and Columbia University. Anderson began teaching right away in 1896 at Washington public school in St. Cloud. In 1906, Anderson was hired by St. Cloud State as a teacher and principal at the campus model school. She retired in 1944. Her official title at her retirement in 1944 was the principle of Riverview school. During her years as a teacher she had many philanthropic ventures ranging from school hot lunch initiatives to federal supported programs. During her time on campus she was a close personal friend and roommate to Miss Isabel Lawrence. Anderson passed away on January 2, 1964 at the age of 87 and buried in Fron Cemetery in Starbuck, MN.

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This collection conatins a wide variety of material. These include a biographical booklet on Albertina Anderson compiled by her grand-nephew, and records of her education at St. Cloud Teachers College, University of Minnesota, and Columbia University such as transcripts, class slips, and a notebook filled with class notes. Also present are her records of employment at St. Cloud Teachers College as well as records regarding retirement funds. Lastly, the collection includes Andersons hand written mathematic lesson plans, teaching materials, and few miscellaneous writings showcasing the academic standards of the time.

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Collection arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.

Records are located at 29C.7f.

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  • English

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    Archivist's note

    These records were processed by Kennedy Gratke Lundquist in October 2022.

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