Leta Benedict papers

Summary Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives
Benedict, Leta
Leta Benedict papers
Date [inclusive]
1.2 Linear feet 1 archive box, 1 oversize box
The Leta Benedict papers include the class notes and assignments completed by Benedict while attending Michigan State Normal College from 1908-1912. The collection is arranged alphabetically. Records date from 1905-1912.

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

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Biographical Note

Leta Benedict was born 14 March 1890 to Charles and Hattie E. (nee Jones) Benedict of Clinton Michigan. She attended the Michigan State Normal College sometime between 1908 and 1912. She is listed as attending Miss Sara M. Arnot's course in Domestic Science in 1909 and in the 1910-11 undergraduate catalog as enrolled in courses. Married to Clare Floyd Allen, they had one daughter Virginia R. Allan in 1916. She died 10 November 1974 in Wyandotte, MI., at age 84.

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Scope and Contents note

The Leta Benedict papers contain class notes and assignments completed while Benedict was attending Michigan State Normal College. The notes and assignment topics include brickmaking, cardboard construction, cotton, experiments, drawing Egyptian art, fancy cooking, infant feeding, lesson plans, morning glories, nature, observations, papermaking, social settlement work in Chicago and infectious diseases. Also included in the collection is her Domestic Science Notebook, kept during her enrollment in Miss Sara M. Arnot's course at the Michigan State Normal College; and grade reports from Benedict's high school. The collection is arranged alphabetically. Records date from 1905-1912.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2014 January 30

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197

Revision Description

 Addition of Domestic Science Notebook 2015 February 12

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


  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Student papers
  • Students

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Classroom Activities and Projects circa 1908-1912 

1 1-3

Classroom Notes and Assignments 

Box Folder

Brickmaking circa 1908-1912 

1 4

Cardboard construction circa 1908-1912 

1 5

Cotton circa 1908-1912 

1 6

Experiments and experiment drawings circa 1908-1912 

1 7

Drawing Egyptian art circa 1908-1912 

1 8

Fancy cooking circa 1908-1912 

1 9

Infant Feeding circa 1908-1912 

1 10

Lesson plan 8th grade 1911 

1 11

Life history of the morning glory circa 1908-1912 

1 12

Nature study circa 1908-1912 

1 13

Observations circa 1908-1912 

1 14

Outlines in Nature Study circa 1908-1912 

1 15

Papermaking industry circa 1908-1912 

1 16

Social settlement work in Chicago circa 1908-1912 

1 17

Why teach the nature of infectious disease circa 1908-1912 

1 18

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Box Object

Domestic Science Notebook 1909 

2 1
Box Folder

Grade Reports for the School Year 1905-1907 

1 19