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Ann Kathryn Flagg (1924-1970) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/63
The Ann Kathryn Flagg Papers fill one half-size box, and cover the time period of 1941 to 1988. The Papers consist of biographical information; memorial tributes; press clippings; educational records; correspondence; lesson plans from Flagg's teaching career; speeches, drafts of writings, and excerpted correspondences and speeches; and published writings.

Biographical information includes a time line of the major events in Flagg's life, followed by a chronological ordering of two curricula vitae from 1960, a handwritten curriculum vitae from 1970, and obituaries from 1970. Also included is a rough draft of Leonard Deutsch's biography of Flagg.

Memorial tributes include the drafts, final script, and program from a 1970 memorial assembly. Also included are the program for the 1973 dedication of the King Lab auditorium and a 1988 program from a teacher's conference dedicated in Flagg's memory.

Press Clippings come predominantly from Flagg's debut as a playwright in 1964. Other press clippings include coverage of Flagg's teaching career in 1964 and 1965.

Educational records consist of the transcript from Flagg's undergraduate education at West Virginia State College (1941-45) and from her master's work at Northwestern (1961-63).

Correspondence files mainly cover the period in 1967 when Flagg had to resign from Southern Illinois University for health reasons. Other documents in this folder include a letter declining an appointment at the University of Minnesota for the summer of 1968, a collection of student letters to Flagg, a letter from the American Educational Theatre Association announcing Flagg's death, a 1983 letter from researcher Dawn Murray to researcher and biographer Leonard Deutsch, and a 1988 letter from Deutsch accompanying a copy of Flagg's plays.

Teaching materials include detailed lessons in dramatics, as well as teaching evaluations done by Flagg or colleagues dated from 1962 to 1970.

Speeches, drafts of stories, and a document containing excerpts from Flagg's speeches and correspondence date from 1966 to 1970.

Flagg's published writings include drafts of the plays "A Significant Statistic," "Blue Bird to Holiday-over," and the short story "The Troll and the Owl." Two posthumous books, one a survey of West Virginia women in history, including Flagg's biography, and a collection of Flagg's plays, are dated 1986 and 1988 respectively.

Dates

  • 1941-1988

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Folder 4 (Educational Records) may be viewed only with the permission of the Archivist.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

The Ann Kathryn Flagg Papers fill one half-size box, and cover the time period of 1941 to 1988. The Papers consist of biographical information; memorial tributes; press clippings; educational records; correspondence; lesson plans from Flagg's teaching career; speeches, drafts of writings, and excerpted correspondences and speeches; and published writings.

Arrangement

The Papers consist of: biographical information; memorial tributes; press clippings; educational records; correspondence; lesson plans from Flagg's teaching career; speeches, drafts of writings, and excerpted correspondences and speeches; and published writings. Documents are organized chronologically within folders.

Method of Acquisition

The Ann Katherine Flagg Papers are comprised of materials donated to the University Archives by Anne Thurman as Accession # 00-192 on June 19, 2000, and of materials from the Archives' Faculty Biographical Files.

Separated Materials

A few duplicate items were discarded.

Processing Information

Jennifer Liebman, June 2000
Title
Guide to the Ann Kathryn Flagg (1924-1970) Papers
Author
Jennifer Liebman
Date
01/06/2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635