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Alice Shea Collection

Identifier: MS S11

Scope and Contents

A cabinet card with a photograph of Alice Shea and four Shea Family letters, including correspondence from Alice Shea to her siblings D. Emmett, Martha, and Frances.


  • 1882-1888

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Biographical Note

Alice Genevieve Shea (December 1869 – May 1889) was born and raised in Mexico, Missouri. She was the daughter of Daniel and Mary (Rowan) Shea, and had five siblings. Her sisters were Martha, Frances, Mary Ellen, and Katherine Shea, and her brother was D. Emmett Shea. She graduated from Mexico High School in either 1885 or 1886 and attended the State Normal School (now Truman State University) in Kirksville, Missouri. She was a student at the State Normal School in 1887–1888, and passed at the age of 19 in 1889 due to an unknown illness.


1 folder

Language of Materials



A small collection comprised of a photograph and a few letters of Alice Shea, a former student of the State Normal School.


This collection is organized into two series.

  1. Cabinet Card
  2. Correspondence
Alice Shea Collection
Processed by Emma Christensen.
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Truman State University, Pickler Memorial Library, Special Collections Manuscripts Repository