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Santa Rosa Seminary at First Presbyterian Church commencement and closing exercises, 1880 and 1885
SPC.00029  
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Description
This collection contains two items related to graduation exercises at the Santa Rosa Seminary at the First Presbyterian Church: closing exercises announcement dated Friday, May 28, 1880; and: commencement exercises announcement, dated May 28, 1885. Both include schedules of speakers and events.
Background
The Santa Rosa Seminary was a young women's school located at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Beaver Street and College Avenue in Santa Rosa, Calif. The school was founded by early Santa Rosa resident Martha Chase, who had moved from the East Coast in 1875; the school opened on Monday, August 7, 1876. Chase served as principal for many years and was active in church circles until she closed the school in 1896 for unspecified reasons. She went on to become a missionary at the Hoopa Indian reservation in Humboldt County and eventually retired to Los Angeles due to poor health, where she died at age 89 in January 1936. https://www.newspapers.com/image/276239023
Extent
0.1 linear feet 1folder 27 x 20 cm
Restrictions
Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.
Availability
Conditions Governing Access: This collection is partially processed. Please contact the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library for access; for contact info and current hours, see