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Monk (Alice M.) papers
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  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Alice Monk papers
    Creator: Monk, Alice M.
    Source: Van Saun, Matthew
    Identifier/Call Number: M2033
    Physical Description: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1910-1952
    Language of Material: Primarily in English with some material in Japanese.

    Biographical note

    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.

    Scope and Contents

    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.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased by Stanford University Libraries in 2015.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Alice M. Monk papers (M2033). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Monk, Alice M.