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Nettie Marvin Allen Collection

Identifier: MSS 0293

Scope and Contents

The Collection contains Nettie's physics class notes from 1894 and her Laboratory Manual of General Chemistry from 1893. The Laboratory Manual is called the Laboratory Manual of General Chemistry by R.P. Williams and was published in 1893 in Boston, U.S.A. by Ginn and Company, Publishers. The notes and Laboratory Manual contain handwritten notes and hand-drawn illustrations. The scrapbook is called Among My Souvenirs and contains programs such as the Class Song of 1895, the Cornelian Reunion of 1909, Commencement Exercises of 1938, Henderson High School Commencement of 1938 and Commencement Program of 1935; photographs, postcards and newspaper clippings related to the State Normal College. It also contains autographs and comments of people she met throughout her life from 1892-1938.


  • 1892 - 1938


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Nettie Marvin Allen of Henderson, North Carolina, attended the State Normal School (now UNCG) from 1892-1895. She taught at the Practice and Observation School, also called the Training School at the State Normal College from 1896-1905. She was the teaching supervisor for grades 2, 3, 4, and 5.


0.40 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 scrapbook box)

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Nettie Marvin Allen of Henderson, North Carolina, attended the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) from 1892-1895.

The collection contains her Physics notes from the academic year 1894-1895 and her Laboratory Manual of General Chemistry from 1893. Her scrapbook, entitled Among My Souvenirs, contains programs, photographs and autographs and comments from people she met through 1938.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from UNCG Classed Archives in September, 2008.

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Processing Information

Haley Childers, June, 2009

Nettie Marvin Allen Collection
Haley Childers
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US