Materials include a personal notebook that Monk kept from 1922-1941, correspondence, photos, print ephemera. In addition there
are: 7 issues of “The Northern Star” illustrated publications (on rice paper) from the English Dept. Hokusei JoGakko, Sapporo,
Hokkaido (March 1937, Jan. 1940, Feb. 1940, June 1940, July 1940, and two June 1941). P1937 Northern Star Girls’ High School
yearbook (water damage); leather planner with assorted Japanese newspapers, booklets, written in Japanese (one glossy booklet
has black & white photos of the school, students, & classes, and Monk appears on page 3); Assorted University Extension Conservatory
exam papers for Mrs. Monk.
Alice Maud Monk was a Presbyterian missionary in Japan for 37 years, and taught at the Girls School in Happoro, Hokkaido,
Japan (JoGakko School and perhaps others as well). Daughter of John Sherwin Monk and Ella M. Sanford, she had three sisters:
Florence E., Laura E., and Clara Louise. Alice returned to the United States in 1941. In 1905, she came to Hokusei Girls’
School. One year after her arrival in Japan, Monk helped consolidate the educational program and worked for its expansion.
Monk became principal in 1915, and in the same year the Ministry of Education recognized the school. A new site for the school
was obtained in 1924; a dormitory and a missionary house were built in 1926.