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Anna Beebe papers

Identifier: MSS 0134

Scope and Content Note

The Anna Beebe Papers consist of a collection of letters written to Anna Beebe during the period 1906-1919.

Beebe's primary correspondents are members of her family, school friends, and acquaintances. The letters typically discuss social events, personal affairs, school activities, and family news. Of particular interest are the copies of letters from her brother, Dr. Richard Beebe, during his service as a medical officer in Europe with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. (Note: original letters were transferred to the Historical Society of Delaware at the request of the donor).

The collection is arranged in chronological order with three folders of undated material housed at the end.


  • Creation: 1906-1919


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Biographical Note

Anna Elizabeth Beebe was born [circa 1898] in Lewes, Delaware, to a prominent Lewes family. Her brothers, Dr. James Beebe, Sr. and Dr. Richard C. Beebe, founded the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes in 1916.

Anna Beebe was educated at the Women's College of Delaware, from which she received her bachelor's degree. She also obtained a master's degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Anna Beebe began her career as an educator with teaching positions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In approximately 1933 Beebe returned to Lewes to take a position as an English teacher at Lewes High School. She remained at Lewes High as a teacher and guidance counselor for thirty-three years; she retired in 1966. Elizabeth Beebe died in December 1990.


.3 linear foot (216 items)


The Anna Beebe papers consist of a collection of letters written to Delaware native and teacher Anna Beebe (circa 1898-1990) during the period 1906-1919.


Gift of Samuel H. Black, 1988.

Shelving Summary

  • Boxes 1-2: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes


Processed by Eric Wittkopf, July 1988. Encoded by Thomas Pulhamus, February 2010. Further encoding by Lauren Connolly, June 2015, and Tiffany Saulter, November 2015.

Finding aid for Anna Beebe papers
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2010 February 19
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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