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Stanley Hall Academy for Young Women Collection M/A 1998.03.01-02

Stanley Hall Academy for Young Women Collection M/A 1998.03.01-02

Creator:Stanley Hall. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Title: Stanley Hall Academy for Young Women Collection
Quantity: 2.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library


Stanley Hall was an English and classical school for girls. It opened in 1890 and was located at 10 East 17th Street in Minneapolis until it moved into its new facilities at 2118 Pleasant Avenue South in 1896 where it remained until 1921. It was also referred to as Stanley College.

Ruth Ritteman and her sister Irene attended Stanley Hall from 1920 to 1921. Ruth compiled a scrapbook that included a roll call of students, programs, mementos, newspaper clippings from theater, lectures, musical events, dances. Also included in the scrapbook are professional photographs of the interior and exterior of Stanley Hall, snapshots of classmates and friends, and an oversized photograph of students in front of a building. Other material include invitations, cards, broadsides, and a booklet on student life at Stanley Hall written by Principal Olive A. Evers and a directory of the departments, instruction, clubs and organizations, and classes offered. The scrapbook and accompanying material loose in the scrapbook documents activities and events of Minneapolis in the early 1920s and provide valuable material on a young woman's academy in Minneapolis.

Description of the Collection

Biography of Ruth Ritteman, history of Stanley Hall, booklets, programs, miscellaneous ephemera and clippings; Scrapbook including: classmates (names, address, comments); programs from lectures, theatre musical events, ticket stubs; seven interior photos of Stanley Hall (professionally taken - Sepia Photos); twenty-two snap shots of classmates, friends in activities including small lake excursion boat, Victor); invitations, mementos, Christmas cards - questions/poems, street cart ticket, graduation program and newspaper announcement and invitation to Miss Irene Ritteman's graduation, name tag with photo of Irene. Two boxes, 1920-1921.

Subject Headings


Ritteman, Ruth, 1898-1955

Corporate Bodies

Stanley Hall. Students. (Minneapolis, Minn.)


Private schools--Minnesota--Minneapolis.

Table of Contents

Scrapbook compiled by Ruth Ritteman 1920-1921 -- Box 1
Biography of Ruth Ritteman; History of Stanley Hall is also included -- Box 2, Folder 1
Booklet: Student Life at Stanley Hall; Booklet: Stanley Hall: an English and classical boarding and day school for girls 1920
Miscellaneous ephemera and clippings -- Box 2, Folder 3
Church programs: Midway Gospel Tabernacle (1), Plymouth Church(4) 1921 -- Box 2, Folder 4
Programs: Northwestern Conservatory, High School play directed by three individuals including Ritteman.Shubert Buzzer, vol. 1 ,no 17, vol. 1 , no. 20 1921 -- Box 2, Folder 5

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