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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

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Material in this collection is in the public domain.

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.

Extent

0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Acquisition Information

Acquired on January 25, 2015.

Processing Information

Materials were housed in acid-free sleeves and folders.
Title
Annie S. Peck letter and photograph
Status
Completed
Author
Katey Watson
Date
2020-02-07
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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