Emma Almira Jones collection - Finding Aid

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Emma Almira Jones collection - Finding Aid
    Item Description
    Existence and Location of Originals
    Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes, University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fort Kent, Maine
    Description

    The Emma Almira Jones Collection spans the years 1910 - 1939 and documents commencement ceremonies, certification, alumni activities, and memorial exercises related to the Madawaska Training School in Fort Kent, Maine (now the University of Maine at Fort Kent). It includes a program for the 1926 fourth annual commencement of the Fort Kent High School, then a department of the Madawaska Training school, and memorial exercises for Miss Mary P. Nowland, who served as principal at the School from 1896 through 1926. These documents shed light on the institutional culture of the Madawaska Training School. Alumni Day programs provide clues to the type of entertainment which organizers thought would attract a large turn-out from their largely local alumni in the early 1930s.

    Author/Creator
    Creator (cre): Jones, Emma Almira
    Date(s)
    1910 to 1939
    Source Language
    Extent
    0.15 cubic feet (6 images, 18 items, 1 certificate)
    Family Name
    Materials Specific Details
    When possible, mounted items from scrapbook pages have been dismounted and rehoused in protective enclosures. Still images have been placed in protective polypropylene sleeves within inert plastic binders.
    Collection Inventory

    BOX/FOLDER LIST SERIES I. EPHEMERA, 1901939, N. D.
    UM-194 Folder 1 Ephemera relating to Madawaska Training School 1910-39, n.d.
    SERIOUS II. STILL IMAGES, 1912, N.D.
    UP-194 Photographs relating to Madawaska Training School 1912, n.d.
    SERIES III. CERTIFICATE, 1912
    UM-194 Folder 1 State of Maine Teacher’s State Certificate 1912
    SERIES DESCRIPTIONS: ITEM LEVEL
    SERIES I. EPHEMERA, 1910 - 1939, N.D.
    This series consists of ephemera documenting activities at the Madawaska Training School in Fort Kent, Maine, collected by Emma Almira Jones of St. Francis, Maine, who was a graduate of the class of 1912. The donor dismounted these materials from Mrs. Jones’s scrapbook. Prior to dismounting the individual items, archives staff photocopied the pages in order to preserve a record of their original arrangement.
    194/1:1-4 Photocopiers of scrapbook pages prior to dismounting.
    194/1:5 Invitation to commencement exercise fro Madawaska Training School class of 1910. Lists names of graduates.
    194/1:6 Invitation to closing exercises for Madawaska Training School Graduation class of 1912.
    194/1:7 Program of graduating exercises for Madawaska Training School class of 1912. Lists names of graduates. Page 1 of 2.
    194/1:8 Program of graduating exercises for Madawaska Training School Class of 1912.
    194/1:9
    194/1:10
    194/1:11
    194/1:12
    194/1:13
    194/1:14
    194/1:15
    194/1:16 194/1:17
    194/1:18
    Lists exercises, speakers, class officers etc. Page 2 of 2.
    Program of fourth annual commencement exercises at Fort Kent High School, 1926. According to the program, the high school was then a department of the Madawaska Training School
    Announcement for 16 June 1931 Alumni Day activities, presumably for Madawaska Training School.
    Invitation to commencement ball for Madawaska Training School Graduating class of 1931.
    Envelope from Madawaska Training School. This envelope originally contained item 194/1:11.
    Invitation to commencement ball for Madawaska Training School graduating class of 1932.
    Announcement for 21 June 1933 Alumni Day activities, presumably for Madawaska Training School.
    Invitation to commencement ball for Madawaska Training School graduating class of 1932.
    Membership card for Madawaska Training School Alumni Association for 1933.
    Program for memorial exercises in memory of Mary P. Nowland, 21 June 1939. Miss Mary P. Nowland, served as principal at the Madawaska School from 1896 through 1926. According to the program, the Honorable Lewis O. Barrows, governor of Maine, was a featured speaker.
    Invitation to commencement exercises for Madawaska Training School; invitation lists month and date but not year. Item was dismounted from a page containing activities from 1933, but does not correspond to the date listed for 1933 commencement exercises on a program in Blake Library’s UMFK files. The description of the exercises location at “New Gymnasium” (the gymnasium which now houses Blake Library was built in 1928) Suggests that this invitation dates within a few years of 1928.
    SERIES II. STILL IMAGES, CA. 1912 N. D.
    This series consists of six undated black-and-white photographic prints (2 sets of matted portraits and 4 post card prints) collected by Emma Almira Jones of St. Francis, Maine. Subjects are the Madawaska Training School, Emma Almira Jones and unidentified young women
    who may have been her classmates at the Madawaska Training School.
    194/P1 Matted formal portraits of five unidentified young women (head-shots), possibly Madawaska Training School lass-mates of Emma Almira Jones. No date. 1 of 2
    194/P2 Matted formal portraits of five young women (head-shots), possibly Madawaska Training School class-mates of Emma Almira Hones. Caption underneath one of head-shot reads “mom, Emma McP;” other portraits unidentified, No date. 2 of 2.
    194/P3 Postcard formal portrait print of unidentified young women, possible graduating class of Emma Almira Jones. No date. 1 of 2.
    194/P4 Postcard formal portrait print of unidentified young women, possibly graduating class of Emma Almira Jones. No date. 2 of 2.
    194/P5 Image of Madawaska Training School cut from postcard photographic print. No date. Identical to 194/P6.
    194/P6 Image of Madawaska Training School cut from postcard photographic print. No date. Identical to 194/P5.
    SERIES III. CERTIFICATE, 1912
    194./1:19 Emma Almira Jones’ State of Maine Teacher’s State Certificate, 1 September 1912. Back of Certificate Provides educational back ground and examination results

    Conditions Governing Access
    This collection is available to researchers without restriction. With the permission of the Archivist, and in accordance with existing archival photocopy policies, researchers may make one copy of the material for research and educational purposes. They must quote “Emma Almira Hones Collection, MCC-00194, Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes, University of Maine at Fort Kent” as a source if the item is used in papers of publication.
    Identifier at Contributing Institution
    MCC-00194
    Islandora Resource Type