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Lois Borland Collection: Series 10: Personal Papers 1885-1957

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Lois Borland Collection: Series 10

Collection Information

Collection 1, Series 10 1 records storage box, 1 card box (2.5 lin. ft.) Finding Aid Prepared By Jennifer A. Vazquez July 2006

Lois Borland (1877-1967) came to the Colorado State Normal School, Gunnison, Colorado in 1914 as the school’s first English professor. She retired in 1942 from Western State College of Colorado after a long career that included many interests. In addition to literature, she developed an interest in local history and was probably the first person in the area to appreciate the value of saving and preserving historical documents. She also was involved in dramatic productions at the college.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes personal papers from Lois Borland’s life while living in the Gunnison Valley. These papers consist of correspondence, including letters to and from Mrs. Robert Frost, other noted authors, and local and state official; mementos, including post cards from around the world; writings; and financial records.

Contents

 

Box 1

1 BUSINESS LETTERS (1 of 2), October 1909- May 1934
  Correspondence between Lois Borland and Eleanor Frost. Re: Robert Frost’s visit to Western State College. April 25, 1931- August 1, 1931.
2 BUSINESS LETTERS (2 of 2), August 1937-June 1957
3 CORRESPONDENCE- IN (1 of 5), May 1908-October 1921
4 CORRESPONDENCE- IN (2 of 5), February 1922-August 1942
4 CORRESPONDENCE- IN (3 of 5), February 1922-August 1942
6 CORRESPONDENCE- IN (4 of 5)
  Miscellaneous letters without dates
7 CORRESPONDENCE- IN (5 of 5)
  Miscellaneous letters without dates
8 CORRESPONDENCE- State and Local Officials, December 1885-November 1947
  Correspondence to F. A. Root from A. J. Bean, Gunnison County Clerk and Recorder, December 28, 1885
  Correspondences from Samuel Quigley, President, Colorado State Normal School to Lois Borland, March 5, 1921 and May 18, 1921
  Correspondence from J. Herbert Kelley, Executive Secretary, Pennsylvania State Education Association, to Henry S. Crane, December 6, 1928
  Correspondence from Richard Aspinall, President, Western State College of Colorado to Lois Borland, May 2, 1929
  Correspondences from Ralph L. Carr, Governor of Colorado, to Lois Borland, April 17, 1942 and December 11, 1942
  Correspondence from Inez Johnson Lewis, Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Colorado, to Lois Borland, December 23, 1942
  Correspondence from William Lee Knous, Governor of Colorado, to Lois Borland, November 12, 1947
8A CORRESPONDENCE - Authors
  Correspondence concerning invitations to lecture at Western State College of Colorado.
  Correspondence from author and poet Lew Sarett (1888-1954) to Lois Borland, February 21, 1934.
  Correspondence to and from Lois Borland and Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), playwright and novelist, March 6, 1937 and March 18, 1937.
  Correspondence from Louis Pound (1872-1958), author, June 14, 1937.
  Correspondence to and from Lois Borland and Marie Sandoz (1896-1966), Western historian and novelist, January 11, 1938 and February 24, 1938.
  Correspondence from Bess Streeter Aldrich (1881-1954), Nebraska author, February 18, 1938.
9 CORRESPONDENCE- OUT, from 1894
  Most correspondence undated.
10 FAMILY, November 1885- May1935
  Last Will and Testament of Lois Borland.
  Trust Agreement granted by Lois Borland.
11 MEMENTOS
  Pictures, graduation announcements from University of Chicago, graduation program from Kansas State, passes into the House of Representatives and Senate Chamber.
12 MISCELLANEOUS- Western State College
  Correspondence on various subject including a probation violation by Russell Fisher and a controversial resignation by Vice-President R.W. Tallman.
  Freshmen Ball program for 1928.
  Various statistics on graduation and enrollment numbers, by class, quarter, and major.
13 NEWS CLIPPINGS
14 ORGANIZATIONS (1 of 5)
  “Social Precedents and Sorority Ethics” handbook.
  Chapter H
  Colorado Author’s League
  Delta Kappa Gamma
  Delta Sigma Epsilon
  P.E.O. Sisterhood
15 ORGANIZATIONS (2 of 5)
  “Delta Sigma Epsilon Handbook.”
16 ORGANIZATIONS (3 of 5)
  American Association of University Women
  Delta Kappa Gamma
17 ORGANIZATIONS (4 of 5)
  Alumni
  Delta Sigma Epsilon
18 ORGANIZATIONS (5 of 5)
  Delta Sigma Epsilon
19 PAGEANT
  Items pertaining to the 50th anniversary of Western State College
20 RECORDS
  Certificates and transcripts
21 WRITINGS (1 of 3)
  Transcripts
22 WRITINGS (2 of 3)
  Academic notebooks
23 WRITINGS (3 of 3)
  Personal ledger
24 FINANCIAL RECORDS (1 of 8)
  Various letters and notes.
25 FINANCIAL RECORDS (2 of 8)
  Receipts and records of financial endeavors for Borland and American Legion Auxiliary.
26 FINANCIAL RECORDS (3 of 8)
  County treasurer records for Osage County, KS and Gunnison, CO.
27 FINANCIAL RECORDS (4 of 8)
  Letters, forms, and pamphlets for taxes.
28 FINANCIAL RECORDS (5 of 8)
  Tax forms filed by Borland, 1944-1958 for Colorado, Kansas and U.S.
29 FINANCIAL RECORDS (6 of 8)
  Investment records
30 FINANCIAL RECORDS (7 of 8)
  Letters and receipts of trust for Borland
  Copy of Lois Borland’s Trust Agreement
31 FINANCIAL RECORDS (8 of 8)
  Records of Trust assets for Borland
LOOSE ITEM
  Ledger of expenses

 

Box 2

  Post cards

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