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Major, Alice Shaw, 1861-1925



  • Existence: 1861 - June 5, 1925

Biographical Information

Alice Shaw Major was born in 1861 in Shelbyville, Indiana. She graduated from the high school there in 1880. Shaw married Charles Major, a prominent Hoosier author and member of the Board of Trustees at Purdue Unversity, on September 27, 1883. Upon her death in 1925, she donated her husband's extensive personal library, papers, and her estate to Purdue.


Charles Major collection files.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charles and Alice Shaw Major papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 82
Scope and Contents The Charles and Alice Shaw Major Papers (1847-1949; 51.25 cubic feet) document the personal and professional life of Charles Major and his wife Alice Major. Charles Major was an author and a member of the Purdue University board of trustees. The papers consist of Charles Major's literary works, materials from various theatrical productions, poetry written by Major, sketches, and materials from Major’s law career. The Majors' personal life is represented by the materials collected by Alice...
Dates: 1847-1949; Majority of material found within 1890-1924; Event: Date acquired: 11/30/1926