Mary Ashby Cheek Collection,1909-1988 (Bulk.Dates 1937-1987)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mary Ashby Cheek Collection,1909-1988 (Bulk.Dates 1937-1987)
Creator
Cheek, Mary Ashby, 1891-1988
Extent
4 cubic feet including some oversize materials
Subjects
Danville, Ky.--Description and travel
Kentucky--Genealogy--Sources
Women--Education--Kentucky
Kentucky--Boyle County--Social life and customs
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Mary Ashby Cheek was born on October 22, 1891 and died at the age of 96 on April 18, 1988. She was the fourth child of John Adamson Cheek and Margaret Logan McKee Cheek. A well-established Kentucky family, the Cheek's also had a long association with Centre College. Mary Ashby, however, was unable to attend that institution since it was a male college until 1926. Instead, she received her bachelor's degree, in 1913, from Mt. Holyoke College, her master's degree from Columbia University in 1922 and did doctoral level studies in London, Paris, Geneva, Munich, and at Harvard. In 1931 she was named Dean and lecturer in history at Mt. Holyoke. She was appointed president of Rockford College in 1937. She retired to Danville, Ky. in 1954.
Scope and Content
This large collection contains the records documenting the professional life of educator Mary Ashby Cheek. The collection includes: personal and professional correspondence, meeting minutes, vitas, transcripts of interviews, cards, newspaper clippings, guest book, yearbooks, journals, diplomas and awards, articles and unpublished manuscripts, and travel narratives.

Contents of the Collection

Personal and Business Papers, Meeting Minutes, Articles, Etc.

AAUW

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Personal to and from Friends

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M.A.C. Personal

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M.A.C. Personal

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Personal

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Personal

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Miss Cheek (Pub / Unpub Manuscript)

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Mary Ashby's Personal Correspondence 1987-1988

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Centre College Board of Trustees Meeting April 1984

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Centre College Board of Trustees Meeting Oct. 1984

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Centre College Board of Trustees Meeting Oct. 1983

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Memrabrillia Jane Addams Medal

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Jane Addams Medal

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Cheek Sympathy Cards Misc.

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Photos and Articles M.A.C.

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Personal Notes

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"Look Over"

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Pictures, Photos, Articles, Letter of M.A.C.

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Guestbook

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Diplomas

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Diplomas

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Personal, College, and Business Papers, Vitas, Etc.

Issac Shelby

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Centre

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Kentucky Colonel

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J.A. Cheek Father of M.A.C.

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Interview M.A.C. 1983

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To M.A.C. from Archibald Macleish

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Rockford

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Rockford College

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Centre College

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Regents College

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Centre College

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Commencement R.C. 1986 Citations

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M.A.C. Vita

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M.A.C. Vita

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Geneya Correspondence

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Den Adel

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Hinitt Visis

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K.S.D.

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Kobe College

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Kobe College

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Mayo Clinic

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1913 Reunion 1983

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Mt. Holyoke College

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Gifts

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Mt. Holyoke Mini Reunion

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Mary Lyon Woolley

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Enniee Smiths Letters 1910-1913

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M.A.C. Permanent Things

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Class Annual Yearbook 1913

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Reunion

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Nashville Trip

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Dr. Turck

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Mt. Holyoke Journals

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Newspapers, Photo Albums, Etc.

Western College

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Wesner

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Women

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UNA

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"Church Material"

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Articles and Records Concerning WWII

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AAUW = Milderd

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Newspaper

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Newspaper File

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Newspaper Articles

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Photo Album Vol. 1

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Photo Album Vol. 2

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Photo Album Vol. 3

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Photo Album Vol. 4

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Photo Album Vol. 5

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Holograms

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Youth Hostel Handbook 1936

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The Centennial Review

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