The Elizabeth Anspach Papers, 1914, 1994, and undated, consist of biographical materials, photographs, postcards, diplomas, report cards, honorary speeches, and newspaper clippings (copies).
The Elizabeth Anspach Papers, 1914, 1994, and undated, consist of biographical materials, photographs, postcards, diplomas, report cards, honorary speeches, and newspaper clippings (copies). The topically grouped material is arranged alphabetically. A large portion of the photographs consist of family, baby, vacation, and retirement photos. Many of the diplomas are from Elizabeth’s time at Detroit Teaching College, Cornell, and Harvard, which is in Latin. The newspaper clippings range from her father’s obituary to retirement clippings honoring Elizabeth’s life and career. The award speech and lecture pamphlets all highlight the various achievements and awards that Elizabeth received. The newspaper clippings and award papers all commend Elizabeth for her contributions to education, children, and various organizations throughout the public health field. There are no materials specific to George Wheeler in the collection. The only item in the collection specific to Charles L. Anspach is their wedding invitation.
The photograph albums and scrapbooks document several periods of Elizabeth’s life and family, as well as contain a wedding invitation to Elizabeth and George Wheeler’s wedding. The scrapbooks also contain various items documenting Elizabeth’s life between her retirement and her death in 2003. The oversized folder contains her diplomas, as well as her 1946 Harvard class photograph.
Processing Note: During processing, 10 cubic feet of three-dimensional objects were transferred to the CMU museum. A box of photograph frames and one oversized folder of duplicates and out-of-scope materials, as well as acidic clippings (copies were retained in the collection in the Clarke) were returned to the donor as per the donor form.