Finding aid for the Helen Monnette (1933-1985) Papers


Title:
Helen Monnette (1933-1985) Papers
Repository:
Malone University, Everett L Cattell Library
Creator:
Helen Monnette
Dates:
1933-1985
Quantity:
1 cubic feet
Abstract:
Helen Monnette was born in 1909 in Maryland. In 1933 she came to the Cleveland Bible College (now Malone University), where she went to school for four years. She graduated in 1938, and she then moved to Florida where she did a lot of her writing. She was an activist in her community and even wrote to the president of the United States and her Florida governor. She had some of her poems published in The Ideals Complete Family Cookbook, An Old Fashioned Christmas, and the magazines The Alabama- Road builder and The Malone Alumnus. In 1985, Helen Monnette moved back to Alliance, Ohio, and was a member of the Alliance Friends Church. She died in 1986 at the age of seventy-seven. The collection includes class notes and papers from Helen Monnette's time at Cleveland Bible College, 1933-1938. There are publications of her work, two books and two magazines articles. The first article is her poem, and the second is about her and her 500-page donation to Malone College. Anyone looking for current Quaker writing/poetry would find her typescripts and manuscripts useful. Helen Monnette's writings provide an insight into Quaker higher education in the 1930s. They also provide original examples of creative works by an unmarried woman. The class note and papers are all hand written and also show what the grading system was like. Also the typescripts are the originals, with her corrections written on them.
Identification:
34
Language:
The records are in English