Grand Oaks Daybook
Scope and Contents
Daybook for Grand Oaks (formerly Strange Acres) school and camp, probably in Virginia. No location is given in the daybook but the director, Mary Alice Ankers is with great likelihood Mary Alice Ankers (1915-1994) who was born and spent most of her life in Virginia. The daybook was kept by Ankers and assistant director Olive Louise Boggs.
Students were aged 8-12 and came for the most part from Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
The daybook records school and camp fees, personal effects of students, medical information, visits, as well as entries on behavioral issues.
- Creation: 1947-1954
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This collection was formerly identified as Mss. Acc. 2009.117.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase. Acquired: 03/22/2009.
- Guide to the Grand Oaks Daybook
- SCRC Staff, Karen King
- June 2018
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