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Guide to the Marjorie Aileen Brewster Papers, 1917-1962
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marjorie Aileen Brewster Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1962
    Creator: Brewster, Marjorie Aileen, 1896-1983
    Extent: 1 linear inch
    Repository: Henry Madden Library (California State University, Fresno).

    Sanoian Special Collections Library.
    Fresno, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    The papers were donated by Marjorie Brewster in 198?

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been transferred to California State University, Fresno.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Marjorie Aileen Brewster Papers, Sanoian Special Collections Library, California State University, Fresno.


    Marjorie Aileen Brewster was born in Ohio in 1896 and lived in Fresno, California, for seventy-nine years. She was a 1915 graduate of Washington Union High School in Easton, California, and a 1917 graduate of the Fresno State Normal School. In 1929 she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Fresno State College (FSC, now California State University, Fresno) and in 1938, received her master of science degree in education from the University of Southern California.
    Brewster's first job was as a teacher at the Manning School in Fresno in 1917. She was then a principal and supervisor in Fresno at the Webster School, the FSC Laboratory School, the John Muir School and the Lafayette School. In 1930 she became a sixth grade teacher for the FSC Laboratory School and in 1938 joined the college faculty as an education instructor.
    Marjorie A. Brewster died on November 15, 1983.

    Scope and Content

    The Marjorie A. Brewster papers measure 1 linear inch and date from 1917 to 1962. There are certificates, diplomas, letters, speeches, a transcript and list of class requirements included in the papers. The certificates are for teaching as well as administrative work. In 1955 Brewster was awarded a certificate in recognition of twenty-five years of service to the state of California. The diplomas are for her bachelor's and master's degrees as well as her diploma from the normal school. The letters are from Frank W. Thomas, the president of the college, and another faculty member. The speeches are for FSC's fiftieth anniversary in 1962 and two speeches made for reunions of the Washington Union High School graduates. There is also a copy of Brewster's transcript from the University of Southern California as well as a list of classes required for the credential program.