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June Rose Colby Papers

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June Rose Colby Papers, 1865-1940 | Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

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Collection Overview

Title: June Rose Colby Papers, 1865-1940Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1875-1925

ID: FS/IAI19XX_03

Primary Creator: Colby, J. Rose (June Rose) (1856-1941)

Other Creators: Addams, Jane, 1860-1935, Arnold, Matthew, ǂd 1822-1888, Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947, Dickerman, Elizabeth S. (Elizabeth Street), 1872-, Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895, Ellsworth, William Webster, 1855-1936, Gage, Frances Dana, 1808-1884, Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911, Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, Jackson, Helen Hunt, 1830-1885, Lewis, James, 1863-1939, Livermore, Mary A. (Mary Ashton), 1820-1905, McKinley, William Brown, 1856-1926, Paul, Alice, 1885-1977, Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967, Sherman, Lawrence Yates, ǂd 1858-1939, Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933, Thaxter, Celia, 1835-1894, Truth, Sojourner, 1799-1883, Underwood, Oscar W. (Oscar Wilder), 1862-1929, Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892

Extent: 3.35 Linear Feet

Arrangement: This collection is divided into five series by material type. Series I includes high school and college notes, exams, essays, and notebooks pertaining to her pre-professional career. Series II is comprised of materials produced during her nearly forty years as a professor at ISNU. Series III is made up of photographs of Dr. Colby, as well as tin types of her family. Series IV possesses ephemera including newspaper clippings and drawings. Series V has been devoted to miscellaneous correspondence between Dr. Colby and various parties.

Subjects: Colby, J. Rose (June Rose), 1856-1941, Colby, J. Rose (June Rose), 1856-1941 - Correspondence., College teachers - Illinois - Normal., Illinois State Normal University., Language arts (Higher), Literature--Study and teaching (Higher)

Languages: English

Abstract

June Rose Colby was a professor of English at ISNU from 1892 to 1932. The materials contained within this collection include pre-professional high school and university papers, manuscripts produced during her professional years at ISNU, poems, teaching notes, correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, and several pieces of ephemera.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I: Pre-Professional, c. 1865, 1871-1877, 1884-1886 holds materials produced by Dr. Colby during her high school and college years. Included among these materials are essays and notebooks retained by Dr. Colby from her time at Ann Arbor High School. The content of these essays and notebooks varies from item to item, and reflects the eclectic curriculum which characterizes high school education. The materials in this series pertaining to Dr. Colby's college career consist primarily of notebooks, essays, and exams she produced while both an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Michigan. Like those of her high school years, these college materials cover a broad range of academic subjects--from literature and rhetoric, to science, language, and philosophy.

Series II: Professional, 1872, 1881, 1892-1931, 1935, 1940 possesses materials generated by Dr. Colby during her nearly forty-year career as a professor of literature at Illinois State Normal University. Included are various manuscripts, poems, teaching notes, pamphlets, misc. writings, and tributes. A preponderance of Dr. Colby's professional materials consist of manuscripts relating to a number of subjects, though many of these items deal with the function of literature in societal and institutional milieus, e.g. elementary and high schools, as well as libraries. In addition to these materials, several of the manuscripts contained in series II bear relation to Dr. Colby's published works. Her work on the subject of Sir Walter Scott's novel Quentin Durward is especially well-represented among the manuscripts comprising Series II.

Series III: Photographs, undated is comprised of photographs of Dr. Colby and her family, as well as tin types of her family. These items span decades, and depict Dr. Colby at various stages of her life.

Series IV: Ephemera, 1887, 1906-1907, 1912 holds ephemera including newspaper clippings, drawings, programs, and notecards.

Series V: Correspondence, 1896 contains miscellaneous correspondence between Dr. Colby and various parties. Among these assorted letters, etc. are several items which Dr. Colby received from notable individuals over the course of her professional career.

Collection Historical Note

June Rose Colby, the fourth of five children, was born to Lewis and Celestia Rice Colby of Cherry Valley, Ohio on June 4, 1856. Home schooled for much of her youth, she eventually graduated from Ann Arbor High School in Michigan before enrolling at the University of Michigan in 1874. Following the completion of a four year A.B. degree, Dr. Colby spent the years 1878 to 1883 teaching high school classes.

Having left her high school teaching position in order to pursue a graduate degree, Dr. Colby earned a A.M. degree from the University of Michigan in 1885. The following year she became one of the first female students to complete Ph.D. work at the University of Michigan.

For six years following the completion of her Ph.D. work, Dr. Colby was unable to obtain a university position. During this period she taught high school classes in Peoria, IL In 1892, however, Dr. Colby was finally granted a professorship at Illinois State Normal University. Over the course of her nearly forty-year career at ISNU, Dr. Colby specialized in literature, grammar, and composition.

Upon her retirement in July, 1931, she was made Emerita Professor of Literature. She never married, nor had she any children. Dr. Colby died in her home at 302 West Mulberry Street, Normal, IL on May 11, 1941.

Subject/Index Terms

Colby, J. Rose (June Rose), 1856-1941
Colby, J. Rose (June Rose), 1856-1941 - Correspondence.
College teachers - Illinois - Normal.
Illinois State Normal University.
Language arts (Higher)
Literature--Study and teaching (Higher)

Administrative Information

Repository: Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

Access Restrictions: The entire collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Materials held within the Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: These materials were found as part of the larger University Archives collection and were processed in 2001.

Related Materials: Records of the Illinois State University Department of English, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

Preferred Citation: June Rose Colby Papers, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

Processing Information: Materials were rehoused in acid free folders and boxes. Paper clips were removed.


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[Series I: Pre-Professional, c. 1865, 1871-1877, 1884-1886.],
[Series II: Professional, 1872, 1879-1937, 1940.],
[Series III: Photographs, undated.],
[Series IV: Ephemera, 1887, 1906-1907, 1912.],
[Series V: Correspondence, 1896.],
[All]

Series II: Professional, 1872, 1879-1937, 1940.Add to your cart.
Series II possesses materials generated by Dr. Colby during her nearly forty-year career as a professor of literature at Illinois State Normal University. Included are various manuscripts, poems, teaching notes, pamphlets, misc. writings, and tributes. A preponderance of Dr. Colby's professional materials consist of manuscripts relating to a number of subjects, though many of these items deal with the function of literature in societal and institutional milieus, e.g. elementary and high schools, as well as libraries. In addition to these materials, several of the manuscripts contained in Series II bear relation to Dr. Colby's published works. Her work on the subject of Sir Walter Scott's novel Quentin Durward is especially well-represented among the manuscripts comprising Series II.
Extent: 1.75 Linear feet
Sub-Series 1: Manuscripts, 1872, 1879-1937, 1940.Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 56: The A.C.A. and A.A.U.W., undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 57: A Course For Reading, 1 May, 1940.Add to your cart.
Folder 58: A Fool Steps In: Being a Partial Restatement of an Old Case, Oct 1926.Add to your cart.
Folder 59: A Neglected Phase of Practical Education, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 60: An October Day, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Aristotle's Ethics, 27 Dec, 1892.Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Armand Jean Du Plessis, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Browning's Monologues, 14 Dec, 1895.Add to your cart.
Folder 64-65: Democratic Tendencies in the Nineteenth Century as Revealed in English and American Literature, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 66: The Department of Literature and Training in Thrift, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Education for Leisure-Reading, Mar 1922.Add to your cart.
Folder 68: The Elementary School Teacher: Literature in the Elementary School, Parts I, II, III, Apr 1903.Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Ella Flagg Young, The Business Woman's Magazine, Jan 1914.Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Ella Flagg Young, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Ella Flagg Young: Teacher, Soldier, Patriot, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 72: English in the Public Schools, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 73: English in the School, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Faculty Club: What Does Department of Literature and rhetoric Contribute?, 18 May, 1899.Add to your cart.
Folder 75: George Eliot's Novel Anatomy, Nov 1872.Add to your cart.
Folder 76: The Girl and the Library, 17 Feb, 1907.Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Partial untitled "Hamlet" manuscript, c. 1903.Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Historic Background of the Pageant, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 79: How to Make Your Own Course of Reading, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Human Companionship, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Literary Standards and American Authors, 11 Jun, 1892.Add to your cart.
Folder 82: "Literature and the Senses", 25 Sep, 1927.Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Literature in the High School, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Literature in the Life of Children, Jan 1919.Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Literature in the Primary Years, 22 Nov, 1903.Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Matthew Arnold as a Teacher of Literary and Social Ethics, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Matthew Arnold: Poet and Critic, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 88: The McGuffey Reader, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Mrs. Baker's Readings, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Notebook, 1879-1937.Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Our Aims and Our Method, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 92: Philomanthian Society, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 93: The Public School Curriculum and Peace, 18 Feb, 1915.Add to your cart.
Folder 94-96: "Quentin Durward" (Typed, Annotated Copy For Printer), 1911.Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 97-99: "Quentin Durward" (Manuscript on Longsheet), 1911.Add to your cart.
Folder 100: "Quentin Durward" (Misc. Manuscripts), undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 101: Shakespeare in the High School, 21 Mar, 1899.Add to your cart.
Folder 102: Silas Marner, 18 Jun, 1881.Add to your cart.
Folder 103-104: "Silas Marner" (Draft), undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 105: Socialization Through Literature, 2 Apr, 1915.Add to your cart.
Folder 106: The Study of Fiction, undated.Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 107: Through Literature to Life, 22 Nov, 1935.Add to your cart.
Folder 108: Training Teachers of Appreciation, Oct 1924.Add to your cart.
Folder 109: The Value of Poetry to the Minister, Jan 1902.Add to your cart.
Folder 110: The Value of Poetry to the Teacher, May 1901.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Pamphlets, 1903, 1908, 1927.Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 111: The Girl and the Library, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 112: English in the School, Oct 1908.Add to your cart.
Folder 113: An Efficiency Program, Mar 1927.Add to your cart.
Folder 114: Some Often Forgotten Aspects of the Relation of Women to the Industrial World, 4 Feb, 1908.Add to your cart.
Folder 115: Shakespeare in the High School, Jul 1903.Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 116: The Spiritualization of the Senses Through Literature, Jul 1931.Add to your cart.
Folder 117-118: Teaching Notes, 1892-1931.Add to your cart.
Folder 119: Misc. Writings, undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 120: Tributes, undated.Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Pre-Professional, c. 1865, 1871-1877, 1884-1886.],
[Series II: Professional, 1872, 1879-1937, 1940.],
[Series III: Photographs, undated.],
[Series IV: Ephemera, 1887, 1906-1907, 1912.],
[Series V: Correspondence, 1896.],
[All]


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