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Ann M. Mayer Papers, 1956-1978 (Bulk: 1956-1960)
4 boxes (1.3 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 0626 (LD 7096.6 1960 Mayer)

Mayer, Ann Margaret, 1938- ; Teacher and author. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1960. Papers contain correspondence, class notes and publications. Primarily documenting campus events and academic work in addition to her literary career.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Ann Margaret Mayer was born on August 5, 1938. She graduated from Clinton Central High School in 1956 and from Mount Holyoke College in 1960. She then worked for various companies doing secretarial and technical writing. In 1964 she became a second grade teacher at Dame School in Medford, Massachusetts. The following year she moved to Rochester, New York to work at Chestnut Ridge Elementary School. In 1972 she began working at the Churchville-Chili Central School in New York where she taught until 1976 when she became a librarian. In 1964 she received her Ed.M. from Harvard and in 1975 her M.L.S. from the State University of New York at Genessee. She published four non-fiction books for children, as well as numerous articles for children and adults.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ann Margaret Mayer Papers contain correspondence, 1956-60; class notes, 1956-60; and publications. The papers concentrate on her college life. The correspondence contains letters written by Ann Mayer to her family in New York. They discuss campus events, academics and her plans after graduation. There are class notes for Art, Chemistry, Economics, Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Plant Science, Political Science, Psychology, Religion and Zoology. The following publications of Ann Mayer are included in the collection: "Dag Hammaskjold: the peacemaker," "Two worlds of Beatrix Potter," "Sir Fredrick Banting: doctor against diabetes," "What will happen?," and "My own book." "Who's out there? : UFO encounters" by Ann M. Mayer and Harry F. Mayer is also included.

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Ann M. Mayer Papers, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA.

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Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • Mayer, Ann Margaret, 1938-
  • Mount Holyoke College - Curricula.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Curriculum - 1956-1960.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student notebooks - 1956-1960.
  • Mount Holyoke College. - Art Dept.
  • Mount Holyoke College. - Chemistry Dept.
  • Mount Holyoke College. - Economics and Sociology Dept.
  • Mount Holyoke College. - Philosophy Dept.
  • Mount Holyoke College. - Plant Science Dept.
  • Mount Holyoke College. - Political Science Dept.
  • Mount Holyoke College. - Psychology and Education Dept.
  • Mount Holyoke College. - Religion Dept.
  • Mount Holyoke College. - Zoology Dept.
  • Women authors, American.

Genre terms
  • Juvenile literature
  • Letters

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