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Peck, Annie S. (Annie Smith), 1850-1935



  • Existence: October 19, 1850 - July 18, 1935

Biographical Information

Annie Smith Peck was a lecturer, accomplished mountain climber, and suffragist. She was a professor of Latin and elocution at Purdue University from 1881-1883 before travelling to Europe to pursue an advanced degree. Peck attained notoriety for her ascents and held the American record for women for climbing the highest point in the Western Hemisphere. In 1911, she climbed Peru's Mount Coropuna and raised a "Votes for Women" pennant at the summit.


Annie S. Peck collection file. Purdue University Archives and Special Collections. Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies, West Lafayette, IN.

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Annie S. Peck letter and photographs

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 66, Placement: 16, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSF 536
Scope and Contents The Annie S. Peck letter and photograph includes one letter from and two photographs of Annie Smith Peck. The letter is written to an unknown recipient regarding the scheduling of a lecture, the first photograph is from a magazine and depicts Peck in her mountain climbing gear, and the second is a photocopied portrait of Peck.
Dates: undated