Scope and Content
Title: Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black collection
Dates: circa 1880-1934
Collection number: MSS-1969-05-01
McIntosh Black, Margaret Elizabeth
0.3 Linear feet
San Jose State University. Library.
San Jose, California 95192-0028
Abstract: The Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black Collection consists of photographs, tintypes,
correspondence, and artifacts. McIntosh Black graduated from the California State Normal School in December of
1884. The collection features several photographs and tintypes, including one of Minnie Palmer, the famous stage actress.
The collection also contains correspondence related to the class of 1884's 50th reunion in 1934.
The collection has been organized into a single series: Photographs and Ephemera, 1880s-1934 [bulk 1880-1884].
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult
the Library's online catalog
Languages represented in the collection:
The collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections and Archives.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of
Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as
the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which
must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original
materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black collection, MSS-1969-05-01, San Jose State University Library Special
Collections & Archives.
Gift from Miss Charlotte S. Black (daughter of Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black), 1969.
Processing by Katherine Loomis, 2008. EAD encoding by Katherine Loomis, 2008.
Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh of Boca, Nevada, graduated with the 27th class of the California State Normal
School in December of 1884. In April of 1885 she returned to Boca, Nevada where she opened a school and taught
there until 1886. From April 1886-June 1890, and again from March 1893-c.1895, she taught in Reno, Nevada. In
1897 she married Francis M. Black of Vancouver, British Columbia. Between her marriage in 1897 and her death in
1945 she lived in several places throughout Canada, including Nelson, B.C.; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Calgary, Alberta;
and Vancouver, B.C. She attended her 50th class reunion in June of 1934. The collection was donated to the San Jose
State College archives in 1969 by her daughter Charlotte S. Black.
Scope and Content
This collection contains photographs, tintypes, correspondence, and artifacts of
California State Normal School alumna Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black, who graduated from the school in December
of 1884. The photographs and tintypes date to approximately the 1880s. In addition, there is one letter from 1934 concerning
the 50th college reunion and a list of attendees.
The collection has been organized into a single series: I. Photographs and Ephemera, 1880s-1934.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in
the library's online public access catalog.
San Jose State Normal School