Mary Garramone papers
MSGarr00

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Garramone, Mary, 1905-1993
Title
Mary Garramone papers
ID
MSGarr00
Date [inclusive]
1918-1993
Extent
3.5 linear foot
Language
English
Abstract:
Chicago Public School teacher Mary Garramone (1905-1993) was born, raised, and worked on the Near West Side of Chicago. She was active in community affairs and served as Community Representative for the Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity. This collection consists of class photographs from Garramone's school life and teaching career, her graduation diplomas and certificates, a small amount of documents and memorabilia relating to her personal and professional life, and a copy of her obituary. Dates for the materials span 1918-1993.

Preferred Citation

Mary Garramone papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

Chicago Public School teacher Mary Garramone (1905-1993) was born, raised, and worked on the Near West Side of Chicago. Garramone attended Jackson Elementary School and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1922. She received a teaching certificate from Chicago Teacher's College and in 1944 she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Loyola University. Garramone taught for 35 years at the Riis Elementary School from the 1920s to the 1950s and for 10 years at McLaren Elementary School in the 1960s. She was active in community affairs and served as Community Representative for the Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity. Garramone retired in 1972 and was honored with a plaque by the Near West Side Community Committee for her years of teaching in the community.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of class photographs from Garramone's school life and teaching career, her graduation diplomas and certificates, a small amount of documents and memorabilia relating to her personal and professional life, and a copy of her obituary. Dates for the materials span 1918-1993.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives July 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  06/18/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Chicago Public Schools. -- Pictorial works

Personal Name(s)

  • Garramone, Mary, 1905-1993 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Neighborhoods.
  • Elementary school teachers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Mary Garramone Papers 

Box Folder

Photograph - Jackson School graduation, 1918 

1 1

Photograph - Mary Garramone with Columbus statue before installation in Arrigo Park, 1966 

1 2

Photograph - Riis School class picture [Garramone is teacher], ca. 1920 

1 3

Photograph - Riis School class picture, 1935 

1 4

Photograph - Riis School class picture, 1938 

1 5

Photograph - Riis School class picture, 1939 

1 6

Photograph - Riis School class picture, 1940 

1 7

Photograph - Riis School class picture, 1948 

1 8

Photograph - Riis School class picture, 1949 

1 9

Photograph - Riis School class picture, undated 

1 10

Photograph - Riis School class picture, 1951 

1 11

Photograph - Riis School class picture, 1952 

1 12

Photograph - Riis School class picture, 1953 

1 13

Photograph - Riis School class picture, 1956 

1 14

Photograph - Riis School class picture, 1957 

1 15

Photograph - McLaren School class picture, 1963 

1 16

Photograph - McLaren School class picture, 1964 

1 17

Photograph - McLaren School class picture, 1966 

1 18

Photograph - McLaren School class picture, 1970 

1 19

Photograph - elementary school children, 1966 

1 20

Photograph - McLaren School class picture, 19, 1972 

1 21

Certificate of graduation - Chicago Normal School, 1926 

1 22

Pamphlet - Riis School, undated 

1 23

Obituary - West Side Gazette, 1993 

1 24

Program - Shubert-Princess Theater, 1924 

1 25

The Playgoer, 1928 

1 26

Program - Cort Theater, 1924 

1 27

Plaque - Near West Side Community Committee, 1972 

1 28

Pitch pipe, undated 

1 29

Pitch pipe, undated 

1 30
Oversize

Photograph - St. Mary's High School graduation class, 1922 

Folder 31

Photograph - elementary school students dressed for a play, undated 

Folder 32

Certificate of graduation - Jackson School, 1918 

Folder 33

Diploma - St. Mary's High School, 1922 

Folder 34

Teachers Certificate - Chicago Public Schools, 1926 

Folder 35

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