Guide to the Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black Collection

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Guide to the Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black Collection

Collection number: MSS-1969-05-01



SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0028

Phone: (408) 808-2062

Fax: (408) 808-2063

Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu

URL: http://library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives
Processed by:
Katherine Loomis
Date Completed:
2008
Encoded by:
Katherine Loomis
© 2008 Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black collection
Dates: circa 1880-1934
Collection number: MSS-1969-05-01
Creator: McIntosh Black, Margaret Elizabeth
Collection Size: 1 Box 0.3 Linear feet
Repository: 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: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black collection, MSS-1969-05-01, San Jose State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

Acquisition Information

Gift from Miss Charlotte S. Black (daughter of Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black), 1969.

Processing History

Processing by Katherine Loomis, 2008. EAD encoding by Katherine Loomis, 2008.

Biographical History

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.

Related Material

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.

Arrangement

The collection has been organized into a single series: I. Photographs and Ephemera, 1880s-1934.

Subject Headings

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Photographs--Portraits
San Jose State Normal School
Tintype--Portraits
Women teachers--Nevada


Collection Contents

Box 1

Series I:  Photographs and Ephemera circa 1880-1934

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of photographs, tintypes, and correspondence of Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black, who graduated from the California State Normal School in December of 1884. The photographs and tintypes date approximately to her years as a student at the California State Normal School. This collection also provides a small sample of documentation on the class of 1884's 50th reunion in 1934. In addition, one of the photographs is a studio portrait of Minnie Palmer, the famous stage actress.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by format.
Folder 1

Artifacts circa 1880

Folder 2

Correspondence 1934

Folder 3-4

Photographs and Tintypes circa 1880

Folder 3

Minnie Palmer circa 1880

Folder 4

Photographs and Tintypes circa 1880