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Julia Anne King papers

Identifier: 010.JAK

Scope and Contents

The Julia Anne King papers include the personal and professional records belonging to Miss King, Preceptress and Professor of History at Michigan State Normal College from 1881 through 1919.

The Julia Anne King papers include one series of Papers, Lectures, and Course Outlines. Also included are biographical materials, correspondence, information on the Julia Anne King Residence Hall, memorials, and photographs. There is also one folder of copies for research use; many originals are too fragile for photocopying.


  • Creation: 1881 - 1915


Conditions Governing Access

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Biographical Note

Julia Anne King was born in Milan, Michigan on 28 September 1838 to Hiram and Charlotte King. Miss King attended the Adrian Public School, and graduated from Michigan State Normal College in 1858. She served as the Principal of St. Clair and Lansing High Schools, Ladies Principal of Kalamazoo College, and finally served in the Flint Public Schools. In 1881 Miss King became Preceptress at Michigan State Normal College, and also served as a professor of History. She passed away in Ypsilanti in May 1919.


3.8 Linear Feet (2 archive boxes, 1 object, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



Miss Julia Anne King was a professor of History at Michigan State Normal College, and served as the College Preceptress from 1881 through 1919. Her papers include primarily hand-written manuscripts from her papers and lectures.

Related Materials

For more on Julia Anne King, see the Dissertation by Laura Docter Thornburg, "The Lifework of Julia Anne King: Pedagogy and Professionalism at the Michigan State Normal School, 1838-1919," submitted to Michigan State University in 1997.

For more on the Department of History and Philosophy see the Department of History and Philosophy records [05.DHP]:

For materials related to King Hall see the Residence Hall Scrapbooks collection [04.RH]:

For a portrait of King see the Faculty and Alumni Portrais [013.FAP]:

Julia Anne King papers
Natalie Morath
2012 November 2
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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