Guide to the Jessie F. Wheeler Papers, 1852-1929
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Related Material
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Wheeler, Jessie F., 1858-1946|
|Title:||Jessie F. Wheeler Papers|
|Quantity:||.4 cubic ft. (2 boxes)|
|Abstract:||Papers primarily concerning Wheeler's family. Other items include programs from Vassar College events, 1878-1879.|
|Forms of Materials:||Scrapbooks, logbooks, album, diploma, daguerreotypes, and programs.|
Jessie F. Wheeler, born in Saratoga County, NY, and graduated from Vassar College in 1882. She attended the New York State Library School in 1903 and was reference librarian at the Troy Public Library for approximately eighteen years. Miss Wheeler, a resident of Mechanicville, NY, enjoyed traveling and raising trees from seed. She had a deep interest in local history and genealogy, wrote many historical articles, and was a leading organizer of the Saratoga Battlefield Sesqui-Centennial Celebration in 1927. For forty years she collected information on Samuel Wilson of Troy, reputed to have been the original "Uncle Sam." A recluse in her later years, Miss Wheeler gave many books to the Vassar Library and established the Jessie F. Wheeler Vassar College Library Fund.
Papers primarily concerning Wheeler's family, including two scrapbooks of genealogical material; logbooks, 1925-1929; an album and diploma of her mother Agnes Gould Wheeler from Galway Ladies Seminary, 1852-1854; and daguerreotypes of her parents Charles and Agnes Wheeler. Other items include programs from Vassar College events, 1878-1879.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- See also the papers of Wheeler's classmates:
- Shige Nagai Uriu
- Wheeler family.
- Wheeler, Charles.
- Wheeler, Agnes Gould.
- Galway Ladies' Seminary.
- Vassar College--Students.
- Women college students--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie.
Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, August 2007.
Jessie F. Wheeler Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Original processing date unknown.
Gift of Jessie F. Wheeler.
|Box 1||Vassar College music programs, 1878-1889|
|Box 1||Scrapbooks containing genealogical material about Jessie Wheeler's family (2 volumes)|
|Box 1||Logbook, 1925-1929|
|Box 2||Logbook, 1925-1929|
|Box 2||Logbook, 1925-1929|
|Box 2||Agnes Gould Wheeler's album - Galway Ladies' Seminary 1852-1854|
|Box 2||Agnes Gould Wheeler's Diploma from the Galway Ladies' Seminary, 1854|
|Box 2||Daguerreotype of Agnes Gould Wheeler in graduation gown, 1854|
|Box 2||Daguerreotype of Charles Wheeler|
|Box 2||Daguerreotype of Charles Wheeler and Agnes Gould Wheeler taken on their wedding trip|
|Box 2||Sampler giving the genealogy of the Clitz family|
|Box 2||Album of trade cards|