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Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Mary K Craig Letters

St. Louis 1904 World's Fair



Overview of the Collection

Accession No.: MA06-6
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201
Creator: Mary K. Craig
Title: Mary K Craig Letters
Dates: May-June 1904
Quantity: .5 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Mary K. Craig was born on November 17, 1842 in Jackson, Mississippi. She graduated Valedictorian of Wilcox Female College in 1859 and married Emmett Craig in 1867. They moved with their two small children to a farm near Paris, Texas in 1874, where she began to teach. Craig arrived in Dallas in the 1890s, organizing classes in 1894 at the home of Col. and Mrs. Robert Gaston. Mary moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, but returned to Dallas in 1900 to teach at the Dallas Academy.

Craig soon established a legendary reputation as a teacher leading a class that met at the Dallas Women's Club. This class soon became known as the Mary K Craig Class and still meets to this day. Mary passed away August 31, 1921 in Dallas.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters sent back to her class from the Saint Louis World's Fair in 1904. There are 6 letters and a postscript.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Researchers are strongly encouraged to use transcripts of the letters in folder 2-8 of the collection or view the originals on microfilm located in Box 5 of the CTX Bio Clips. Due to preservation concerns, the original letters may only be viewed by consent of the archivist.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Craig, Mary K.

Family Names:

Craig

Places:

Dallas (Tex.)
St. Louis (MO)

Subjects:

St. Louis 1904 World's Fair

Titles:

Mary K. Craig Letters

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA06-6 Mary K Craig Letters, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Bryan McKinney

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Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 Register
2 May 13, 1904 Transcript
3 May 20, 1904 Transcript
4 May 22, 1904 Transcript
5 May 29, 1904 Transcript
6 June 5, 1904 Transcript
7 June 12, 1904 Transcript
8 Postscript, Transcript n.d.
9 May 13, 1904 Original
10 May 20, 1904 Original
11 May 22, 1904 Original
12 May 29, 1904 Original
13 June 5, 1904, Original
14 June 12, 1904 Original
15 Postscript, Original n.d.