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Dr. Anna Maria Gove Papers

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World War I Ephemera

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Dr. Anna Maria Gove Papers, 1826-1952 | Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

By Jennifer Motszko

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Collection Overview

Title: Dr. Anna Maria Gove Papers, 1826-1952Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1890-1947

ID: 04/Mss002

Primary Creator: Gove, Anna M. (Anna Maria) (1867-1948)

Extent: 15.0 Linear Feet

Abstract

Anna Maria Gove (1867-1948) came to the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) in 1893, and served as resident physician, professor of hygiene, and director of the Department of Health until her retirement in 1937. She also served with the Red Cross during World War I.

The Anna Maria Gove Collection dates from 1864 to 1952 and contains correspondence, notebooks, lecture notes, greeting cards, photographs, postcards, travel brochures, reports, and other miscellaneous items.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Although there are some letters written by Dr. Gove, the bulk of the correspondence consists of letters from relatives, friends and acquaintances. For the early years the most important correspondence is that between Dr. Gove and her parents, Dr. George Sullivan and Maria Pierce Gove. This consists of family news, advice, and encouragement during her student years as well as throughout her early career until the death of her parents in 1912.

When Dr. Gove came to Greensboro, her parents expressed the hope "that nothing will happen to make any of us regret your acceptance of the situation and that it will be a stepping stone to something better for you" (September 27, 1893). Her father gave her advice on how to approach her work mentally--"Do not worry about your patients when you have done your best for their relief. . . . Let the patients and their friends do the worrying" (March 16, 1899). He also counselled her when she lost her patients during the typhoid epidemic (December 14, 1899). Apparently this experience affected her so deeply that she contemplated leaving Greensboro (March 22, 1900).

Some of the letters deal directly with Dr. Gove's career. In a letter of April 27, 1896, Dr. Gove replies to criticism from a mother whose daughter had died of measles at the Normal. In 1906, there are letters from patients who were quarantined with measles. Also included are letters of recommendation from William G. Sedgwick, professor at MIT (July 10, 1891) and Dr. Emily Blackwell of the Woman's Medical College of New York Infirmary (February 25, 1892).

There is also correspondence concerning Dr. Gove's service during WWI. Her letter of appointment to the American Red Cross on January 29, 1918, is included as is her discharge on August 2, 1919. There is also a telegraph from Dr. Julius I. Foust, President of the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG) asking her to return as college physician (April 21, 1919).

Life at the North Carolina College for Women during the 1920's is reflected in some of the letters written to Dr. Gove by her colleagues while she was travelling. During her trip to the Far East, Dr. Ruth Collings, who assumed Dr. Gove's position during her leave of absence in 1926-27, commented that a textbook on hygiene was "too dangerous for use here" because "there was a section in the end of social hygiene with a discussion of the male also." In another letter of December 8, 1926, Mary Channing Coleman, head of the Department of Physical Education, remarked that in a dispute with Sue Stone Durand, Dean of Students, the senior class became convinced that they were "living in a Sue-Stone age." Letters throughout the collection from Dixie Lee Bryant often mention some of the earlier days of the college as well as comment on current affairs.

The collection also contains correspondence with Dr. Gove's foreign friends and acquaintances. These letters often reveal information about economic conditions abroad as well as insights into civilian opinion of public events. The correspondence from Austrian friends discuss the economic problems of inflation; letters from American missionaries in China and Korea speak of conditions in those countries. Later the correspondence reflects the drift into WWII. A letter on the martial spirit of the Chinese (February 6, 1938), a description of life in Nazi-occupied Vienna (July 30, 1938), attitudes toward the Munich agreement and its aftermath in France, and thoughts on the fall of France (November 1, 1940) are some of the topics.

Dr. Gove's American correspondents offer glimpses of events happening in the States. Some of the most interesting are the letters of Louise R. Swift, a close friend and frequent correspondent. Mrs. Swift frequently comments on politics and foreign policy. Among her comments are jokes about Franklin D. Roosevelt and Thomas E. Dewey in 1944 and her anti-Russian, anti-communist views of the Cold War in 1947. Other correspondents comment on the possibility of bombing attacks on Alexandria, Virginia (February 1, 1942), civilian life and opinion during WWII, and the shortages of goods after the war (October 9, 1946).

The photograph and postcard collection reflects her travels as well as those of her friends. Her visit to Vienna in 1896-97 is reflected in photographs of Vienna as well as several from Italy and Morocco. Several photographs were taken during her trip to a medical conference in Moscow in 1897. There are photographs from a trip to Nicaragua in 1896 and another to Constantinople in 1913. Numerous snapshots of refugees, war damage, and other aspects of WWI in France are included. A final group of photographs and postcards originated from Dr. Gove's trip to the Far East in 1926-1927.

Dr. Gove also collected snapshots, photographs, and postcards on her personal trips in the United States and from friends who traveled. The collection includes items from Southern California, Utah, Missouri, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Florida and New York as well as from New Orleans, Atlanta and Charleston, South Carolina. Special events pictured in the photographs are Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Greensboro and the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. There is also a collection of photographs of African Americans, probably dating prior to 1900. It is believed that Dr. Gove took these photographs in the Greensboro/Guilford County area. Some of the postcards originally belonged to her mother.

There are a large number of portraits in the collection. These are apparently pictures of friends, relatives, students and acquaintances of Dr. Gove. Finally, there is a large collection of photographs of Dr. Gove and her family.

Miscellaneous items in the collection include the notebooks which she kept of her lectures in Vienna and conferences in the United States, a French guidebook to Moscow, a French phrase book, French ration books, maps of France and a French manual on child care. There are also interesting notes apparently prepared for a talk on China and the Chinese people and a collection of personal bills and accounts, 1912-1923. The collection also includes Dr. Gove's license to practice medicine in New Hampshire and North Carolina, her wills, and a manuscript book of recipes.

Biographical Note

Anna Maria Gove was born July 6, 1867, in Whitefield, New Hampshire. After her education at MIT and Woman's Medical College of New York Infirmary, from which she graduated in 1892, Dr. Gove served for a year in the New York Infant Asylum. In 1893 she came to the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG). She remained at the school as resident physician, professor of hygiene, and director of the Department of Health until her retirement in 1937.

Fond of travel, Dr. Gove visited many parts of the world. In 1896-1897 and again in 1913-1914, she visited Vienna for postgraduate study. During WWI, she served with the Red Cross in the Children's Relief Division in Marseilles and Ardeche and with the Smith College Relief Unit. In 1926-1927 she took a leave of absence from the college and traveled extensively in the Orient. She also spent many summers in study and clinical work in the United States at Cornell, Chicago, New York and Michigan. Dr. Gove died in Greensboro on January 28, 1948.

Administrative Information

Repository: Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Acquisition Method: The majority of the collection was saved by Anne Shamburger after Dr. Gove's passing in 1948. Some biographical material was transferred from the University Archives vertical file.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Dr. Anna Maria Gove Papers, University Archives and Manuscripts, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA.

Processing Information: Reprocessed by Jennifer Motszko in December, 2015.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1853-1947, and undated],
[Series 2: Notes, 1896-1947],
[Series 3: Business and Financial Papers, 1859-1923],
[Series 4: Biographical Information],
[Series 5: Medical Papers, 1894-1936],
[Series 6: Personal Papers],
[Series 7: Travel Ephemera],
[Series 8: World War I Ephemera],
[Series 9: Postcards],
[All]

Series 1: Correspondence, 1853-1947, and undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Gove family correspondence, general, 1853-1911, and undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence between Dr. Anna Gove's parents, George and Maria, and their extended family and friends.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1853-1873Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1874-1876Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1877-1878Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1879-1880Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1881-1885Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1886-1889Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1890-1892Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1893-1896Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1897-1898Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1899-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1901-1905Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1906-1908Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1910-1911Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Gove family correspondence, George, Maria, and Anna, 1872-1910, and undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence between George, Maria, and Anna Gove.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1872-1873Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1875-1881Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1882-1884Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1885Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1887-1888Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, January - June 1889Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, July 1889-1890Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1891Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1892Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1893-1894Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1895-1896Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1899Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1900-1910, and undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Anna Gove correspondence, 1892-1947, and undatedAdd to your cart.
Correspondence between Dr. Gove and her family, students, peers, co-workers, and friends.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1892-1903Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1904-1912Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1913-1914Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1915-1916Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1917-1918Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, January 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, February 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, March - December 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1921-1922Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1923-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1928-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, January - December 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, December 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, December 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1935-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1937-July 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, August - December 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1939Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, January - June 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, July - November 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, December 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, January - August 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, September - December 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, January - July 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, August - December 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, January - August 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, September - December 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Notes, 1896-1947Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Diary and trip expenses, 1896Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Practical course, Vienna, March 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Course notes, Vienna, April-May, 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Course notes, Vienna, May-June 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Course notes, Vienna, June-July 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Course notes, July 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Investments and loans, 1909-1915, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Dr. George Gove, 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Lecture notes, Vienna, 1913-1914Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lecture notes, Vienna, January 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Lecture notes, Vienna, January-February 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Lecture notes, Vienna, 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Infirmary notes, February-March 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Post graduate hospital, February 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Infirmary notes, Marseilles, June 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Notes and records, France, 1918-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Hospitals, clinics, addresses, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Social hygiene, July-August 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Mohonk conference, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 20: NCCW Infirmary and American Student Health Association, January 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Summer school information, University of Michigan, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Public health course, University of Michigan, June 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Public health course, University of Michigan, June-July 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Public health course, University of Michigan, June-July 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Public health course, University of Michigan, June-August 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Public health course, University of Michigan, June-August 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 27: American Student Health Association, January 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Lecture notes, June 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Tuberculosis, 1927-1928Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Practitioners course, University of Michigan, June-July 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Practitioners course, University of Michigan, June-July 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Practitioners course, University of Michigan, July 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Practitioners course, University of Michigan and miscellaneous, 1928-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Course notes, June 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 6: American Student Health Association, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 7: National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Guestbook, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Autograph book, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Guestbook, 1940-1947Add to your cart.
Series 3: Business and Financial Papers, 1859-1923Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 11: George Gove medical practice papers, 1859-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Stock certificates, 1866-1906Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Insurance policies, 1889-1911Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Gove family business papers, 1850-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Gove family business papers, 1860-1865Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Gove family business papers, 1866-1869Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Gove family business papers, 1870-1889, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Libby, Gove, and French papers, 1871-1872Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Gove estate papers, 1914-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Mary J. Clark estate papers, 1918-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Anna Gove business papers, 1912-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Anna Gove business papers, 1916Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Anna Gove business papers, 1917-1919Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Anna Gove business papers, 1920Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Anna Gove business papers, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Anna Gove business papers, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Series 4: Biographical InformationAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence re: Dr. Gove's career, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 4: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper clippings and press releasesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Anna Gove's willAdd to your cart.
Series 5: Medical Papers, 1894-1936Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Infirmary reports, 1911-1912Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Infirmary reports, 1912-1913Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Infirmary statistics and reports, 1932-1936, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Medical license and certificate, 1894, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Nutrition informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Mental Hygiene Institute program, 1936Add to your cart.
Series 6: Personal PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Birthday bookAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Greeting cards, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Miscellaneous, 1825-1935, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Recipe booksAdd to your cart.
Series 7: Travel EphemeraAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 17: GuidebooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: MapsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Notes and souvenirs, China, 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Souvenir booksAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Souvenir booksAdd to your cart.
Series 8: World War I EphemeraAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American Women's Hospitals publicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: French/English phrasesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Maps of FranceAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: NewspapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Smith College Relief UnitAdd to your cart.
Series 9: PostcardsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Places - InternationalAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: AlgeriaAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Annam (Vietnam)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: AustriaAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: BermudaAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: BurmaAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: CairoAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: CanadaAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Canal ZoneAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: ChinaAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: EnglandAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: FranceAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: FranceAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: GreeceAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: IndiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: ItalyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: JapanAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: KoreaAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: MexicoAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: SingaporeAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: SpainAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: SwedenAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: SwitzerlandAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: TurkeyAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Places - United StatesAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 13: CaliforniaAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: ConnecticutAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: FloridaAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: GeorgiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: IllinoisAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: IowaAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: LouisianaAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: MaineAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: MassachusettsAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: NebraskaAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: NevadaAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: New HampshireAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: New YorkAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: North CarolinaAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: North DakotaAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: PennsylvaniaAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: South CarolinaAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: TennesseeAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: UtahAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: VermontAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: VirginiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Washington, DCAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: WyomingAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Other locationsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: TopicsAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Art MuseumAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Black AmericanaAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Japanese ArtAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: MedicalAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: PeopleAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: ShipsAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Greeting cardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Hudson Fulton CelebrationAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: World's Columbian Exposition, 1893Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1853-1947, and undated],
[Series 2: Notes, 1896-1947],
[Series 3: Business and Financial Papers, 1859-1923],
[Series 4: Biographical Information],
[Series 5: Medical Papers, 1894-1936],
[Series 6: Personal Papers],
[Series 7: Travel Ephemera],
[Series 8: World War I Ephemera],
[Series 9: Postcards],
[All]


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