The Annabelle Sumera manuscript collection
018.AS

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator - Author
Sumera, Annabelle
Title
Annabelle Sumera manuscript collection
ID
018.AS
Date [inclusive]
1970-2005
Extent
0.2 Linear feet 1 halfsize archive box
Language
English
Abstract
Annabelle Sumera who died in 2005 was a 1942 graduate of Michigan State Normal School and 1964 teacher of the year. She was a longtime resident, a principal, and elementary school teacher in Birmingham, Michigan before retiring to write poetry and childrens books, rhymes, and short stories. The Annabelle Sumera Book Collection range from 1970 to 2005 and contains clippings, two childrens books authored by Sumera and two compilations of essays, poems and rhymes compiled and self-published by Sumera.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Biographical Note

Annabelle Sumera who died in 2005 was a 1942 graduate of Michigan State Normal School and 1964 teacher of the year. She was a longtime resident, a principal, and elementary school teacher in Birmingham, Michigan before retiring to write poetry and childrens books, rhymes, and short stories. Sumera has donated $153,000 gift towards Early Childhood Education Programs, the Halle Library and the College of Education. With her donation, Eastern Michigan University has enhanced the Alcove and established an elementary education classroom in the John W. Porter Building.

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Scope and Contents note

The Annabelle Sumera Book Collection ranges from 1970-2005 and contains clippings, two childrens books authored by Sumera and two compilations of essays, poems and rhymes compiled and self-published by Sumera.

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Arrangement note

The Annabelle Sumera manuscript collection is arranged alphabetically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2011 November 18

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-2673
lib_archives@emich.edu

Revision Description

  2014 April 2

Conditions Governing Access note

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Alumni and Alumnae
  • Children's literature.
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Halle Library
  • Michigan State Normal School

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Alphabet Rhymes for Kids & Poetry 

1 1

News Clippings 

1 2

Silly Goose and the Holidays 

1 3

Snippets, Autobiographical Writings of Annabelle Sumera 

1 4

What Lily Goose Found 

1 5