Alice Shea Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of a photograph and correspondence from members of the Shea family.
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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. Letters included in this collection are addressed to D. Emmett, Martha, and Frances. 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 known student at State Normal School in 1887 – 1888, and passed at the age of 19 in 1889 due to an unknown illness.
Language of Materials
This collection contains correspondence pieces and a photograph of Alice Shea, a former student of the State Normal School.
This collection is organized into two series
- Alice Shea Collection
- Processed by Emma Christensen
- Language of description
- Script of description