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Leta Benedict papers

Identifier: 01.LB

Scope and Contents

The Leta Benedict papers contain class notes and assignments completed while Benedict was attending Michigan State Normal College. The notes and assignment topics include brickmaking, cardboard construction, cotton, experiments, drawing Egyptian art, fancy cooking, infant feeding, lesson plans, morning glories, nature, observations, papermaking, social settlement work in Chicago and infectious diseases. Also included in the collection is her Domestic Science Notebook, kept during her enrollment in Miss Sara M. Arnot's course at the Michigan State Normal College; and grade reports from Benedict's high school. The collection is arranged alphabetically. Records date from 1905-1912.


  • 1905 - 1912


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Biographical Note

Leta Benedict was born 14 March 1890 to Charles and Hattie E. (nee Jones) Benedict of Clinton Michigan. She attended the Michigan State Normal College sometime between 1908 and 1912. She is listed as attending Miss Sara M. Arnot's course in Domestic Science in 1909 and in the 1910-11 undergraduate catalog as enrolled in courses. Married to Clare Floyd Allen, they had one daughter Virginia R. Allan in 1916. She died 10 November 1974 in Wyandotte, MI., at age 84.


1.2 Linear Feet (1 archive box, 1 oversize box)

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The Leta Benedict papers include the class notes and assignments completed by Benedict while attending Michigan State Normal College from 1908-1912. The collection is arranged alphabetically. Records date from 1905-1912.

Leta Benedict papers
Elizabeth Searls
2014 January 30
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197