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Mae Anderson graduation portrait
Mae Anderson graduation portrait
TitleMae Anderson graduation portrait
DescriptionPhotograph of Mae Anderson, a 1920 Concordia College graduate.
Date of Original1920
CreatorMcCracken, E. B.
Creator RolePhotographer
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Students
Alumni & alumnae
Universities & colleges
Personal NameAnderson, Mae, 1899-1948
Organization NameConcordia College (Moorhead, Minn.) - People
LocationMoorhead (Minn.)
Clay County (Minn.)
Minnesota
United States
Decade1920-1929
Item NumberP8148
Format of OriginalPhotographs
Dimensions of Original16 x 4.5 in.
Publisher of OriginalMcCracken Studio
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryMae Anderson grew up in Shelly, MN and graduated from Concordia College in 1920. As a student, Anderson was a member of the Alpha Society, which was organized during her senior year. Only students achieving "A" grades were admitted to the society and their earnestness and work habits were also taken into consideration. She continued her education after Concordia, earning a master's degree in 1923 and a Ph.D. in 1936, both from the University of Chicago.
Anderson returned to Concordia in 1928 and was head of the Mathematics Department, the first female faculty member to chair an academic department, until the time of her death from leukemia. In addition to her teaching duties, Anderson worked on the Graduate Scholarship Committee and was secretary for the Committee on Relations to the Armed Forces. She also was active in Lutheran Daughters of the Reformation at Trinity Church. The 1949 Cobber yearbook described Anderson as having "that trait found in the rare teacher which is the ability to see the subject through the eyes of the student and thus to anticipate the difficulties he is sure to encounter."
Repository InstitutionConcordia College Library, College Archives
Repository CollectionPhotographs 1891-1910, RG 31.11.1 FF 18
Credit LineCourtesy of the Concordia College Archives.
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Ordering InformationTo order a reproduction, inquire about permissions, or for information on prices, contact the Concordia College Archives.
Digital IDcc000145
Original SourcePhotographic print
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