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Nora Frye papers

Identifier: ua-00677

Scope and Content

This collection of papers consists chiefly of manuscripts written by Nora Frye about her life, which were compiled and edited by Janet Schultz Panger into a book entitled, Reflections of a Schoolmistress, by Nora Frye. Of special interest is Chapter 3 entitled, “Maria Sanford: An Unforgettable Character”, which recalls her former teacher at the University. Also included in the collection is a copy of the book (1994), an article regarding her retirement from a Spokane newspaper dated May 19, 1937 and letters she wrote during a European trip in 1923.


  • Creation: 1923-1937
  • Creation: 1994

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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Nora Frye (1867-1946)

Nora Frye was born in Elk River, Minnesota in 1867. She earned her bachelor's degree in Latin from the University of Minnesota in 1891. She taught in several schools in rural Minnesota until 1908, when she moved to Spokane, Washington. There she taught at Lewis and Clark High School until her retirement in 1937. Nora Frye died in 1946.


.2 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger)


Collection contains the papers of Nora Frye, alumnus of the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The papers were sent to University Archives by Janet Panger, December 2, 1998.

Nora Frye papers, 1923-1937, 1994
Karen Klinkenberg; updated by Karen Spilman
January 1999; May 2005
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Finding aid written in English

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