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Anna M. Grant Papers

Identifier: COU:679

Scope and Contents

I. Personal Correspondence: BX 1 FD 1- FD 3: This section of the collection includes the personal correspondence of Ms. Grant between herself and her friends and family, most notably her brother Percy who was in Japan at the time. This section of the collection, on the whole, ranges from 1857-1920. It also includes several greeting cards, a calling card, and copy of the book of poems dedicated to Mr. Norlin

II. Newspaper Clippings: BX 1 FD 4-FD 5: This section of the collection includes newspapers clippings of poems, church and society issues and travel news. There are no discernible dates.

III: Miscellaneous Items: BX 1 FD9- FD10: This section includes recipes, recipe books and other miscellaneous items

IV. Books: BX 2: This section of the collection includes several books collected by Ms. Grant including works from Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mary Andrews.


  • Creation: 1850 - 1930

Biographical Note

Ms. Anna May Grant was born November 2, 1877 in Virginia City, Nevada. She entered the University of Colorado as a Junior in 1901 and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of the Arts in 1902. During her senior year at the University she was an assistant in Latin. She began her long association with the Colorado State Preparatory School, which would become Boulder High School, in 1902 and would continue until 1918. She returned to CU in 1911 and in 1919 she obtained a Masters of the Arts. While at University of Colorado she studied Philosophy, Latin, English Literature, and Greek. She began teaching at East Denver High School in 1918 and retired in 1939. Ms. Grant was a teacher of Greek and Latin. She was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and other education organizations.

In the 1930’s Ms. Grant wrote a series of poems to the Boulder Daily Camera, titled “Rhyme a Day”. The same year she dedicated a book of her poems, entitled Colorado Columbines to the late Dr. George Norlin, who was President of the University. The dedication read “friend, teacher, brave defender of the right.”

Ms. Anna Grant died in December of 1960. She lived and worked in Colorado the entirety of her career.


0.5 linear feet (2 Boxes)

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Ms. Anna May Grant graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and was a poet. The Anna May Grant Collection consist of personal correspondence from Ms. Grant’s brother Percy in Japan (1901), cookbooks, newspaper clippings of poems, and newspaper clippings on travel and society topics, her own words, and her University of Colorado poems. It also includes a copy of her book of poems, Colorado Columbines, dedicated to Dr. Norlin and other personal effects.


This collection is arranged into the following series: I. Personal Correspondence II. Newspaper Clippings III. Miscellaneous VI. Books

Processed: August 1968 Reprocessed by: Doris Mitterling, 1982 Rehoused and reformatted by: Tegan Davis, 2007
June 14, 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States