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Guide to the Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biographical History
  • Related Material
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black collection
    Dates: circa 1880-1934
    Collection number: MSS-1969-05-01
    Creator: McIntosh Black, Margaret Elizabeth
    Collection Size: 1 Box 0.3 Linear feet
    Repository: San Jose State University. Library.
    San Jose, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black Collection consists of photographs, tintypes, correspondence, and artifacts. McIntosh Black graduated from the California State Normal School in December of 1884. The collection features several photographs and tintypes, including one of Minnie Palmer, the famous stage actress. The collection also contains correspondence related to the class of 1884's 50th reunion in 1934. The collection has been organized into a single series: Photographs and Ephemera, 1880s-1934 [bulk 1880-1884].
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black collection, MSS-1969-05-01, San Jose State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift from Miss Charlotte S. Black (daughter of Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black), 1969.

    Processing History

    Processing by Katherine Loomis, 2008. EAD encoding by Katherine Loomis, 2008.

    Biographical History

    Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh of Boca, Nevada, graduated with the 27th class of the California State Normal School in December of 1884. In April of 1885 she returned to Boca, Nevada where she opened a school and taught there until 1886. From April 1886-June 1890, and again from March 1893-c.1895, she taught in Reno, Nevada. In 1897 she married Francis M. Black of Vancouver, British Columbia. Between her marriage in 1897 and her death in 1945 she lived in several places throughout Canada, including Nelson, B.C.; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Calgary, Alberta; and Vancouver, B.C. She attended her 50th class reunion in June of 1934. The collection was donated to the San Jose State College archives in 1969 by her daughter Charlotte S. Black.

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    Scope and Content

    This collection contains photographs, tintypes, correspondence, and artifacts of California State Normal School alumna Margaret Elizabeth McIntosh Black, who graduated from the school in December of 1884. The photographs and tintypes date to approximately the 1880s. In addition, there is one letter from 1934 concerning the 50th college reunion and a list of attendees.


    The collection has been organized into a single series: I. Photographs and Ephemera, 1880s-1934.

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    San Jose State Normal School
    Women teachers--Nevada