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Strachan Scriver, Mary, 1939-



  • Existence: 1939    


Mary Scriver (nee Strachan) was born in 1939 in Portland Oregon. She attended Jefferson High School, graduating in 1957, where she won many honors including Best Thespian, Best Actress of the Senior Class, and was a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship and the National Honor Society Scholarship. She entered Northwestern University in 1958 with a full scholarship, graduating in 1961. Although an English major, Ms. Scriver was a student of Alvina Krause and as such was greatly influenced by the experience. During the summer of 1960 she was a costumer for Eagles Mere Summer Repertory Theatre in Pennsylvania, of which Krause was closely associated.

Since graduating Ms. Scriver has had an eclectic career; first teaching English on the Blackfeet Reservation, as an animal control officer, a Unitarian-Universalist minister, and a clerical specialist. In 1980 she received a Master’s in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School. She was married to western artist Robert "Bob" Macfie Scriver (1914–1999).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mary Scriver (1939- ) Papers

Identifier: 31/6/177

Mary Scriver attended Northwestern University from 1958-1961 and was a student of Alvina Krause, Associate Professor of Dramatic Production, 1957-1961. Her papers are directly related to her experience as a student of Krause, consisting of class notes and writings, and later, correspondence with classmates and friends associated with Krause. The Mary Scriver Papers fill five boxes and span the years from 1950-2012.

Dates: 1950-2012