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Rosalind Endter Koesting papers

Guide to the Rosalind Endter Koesting papers

Collection number: HMC-0630.
Creator: Koesting, Rosalind Endter.
Title: Rosalind Endter Koesting papers.
Dates: 1943-1946.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Letters and education contracts from a schoolteacher who taught in the Anchorage Public Schools in the 1944-1945 school year.

Biographical note:
Rosalind Endter moved to Anchorage from Seattle in August 1944. While in Seattle, she taught school and held secondary jobs with Boeing Corporation in construction of the Flying Fortresses, with Frederick and Nelson possibly for the temporary store at Boeing Plant Number 2, as well as with the post office. She moved to Anchorage to teach in a public school for the 1944-1945 school year and was very involved with USO activities. She moved from Anchorage to Honokaa, Hawaii, to teach in the 1945-1946 school year. She married Bill Koesting in the late spring 1946 and then moved to New Jersey.

Collection description:
This collection consists of eighteen letters to and from Rosalind Endter Koesting, one empty envelope, and two teacher’s contracts. Twelve of the letters are from Rosalind to her mother, Mrs. Alexander Endter, describing her living conditions, activities, jobs, and plans. Three of the letters were sent from Seattle prior to her move to Anchorage, eight from Anchorage, and one undated letter from her home in New Jersey after her marriage. In the letters from Anchorage, Rosalind describes her living conditions, makes requests for clothing, and describes her participation in various USO dances in Anchorage. The remaining letters are from Alaskan friends and co-workers to Rosalind discussing their personal lives, common friends, and events in the Anchorage public schools. One of the contracts is from the Anchorage Public School for the 1945-1946 school year (where Rosalind Endter did not teach) and one from the Borough of Verona Board of Education, Essex County, New Jersey for the 1946-1947 school year.

Arrangement: Collection materials are in chronological order.

Digitized copies: The Anchorage Public Schools contract has been digitized and transcribed and placed online. See the list below for links. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Copyright to the materials in this collection is not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Rosalind Endter Koesting papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The Archives purchased this collection at internet auction in 2003.

Processing information: This collection was originally arranged and described by Arlene Schmuland in 2003. The guide was updated to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2015.

Container list:

Item Description Date
1 Rosalind Endter [Seattle] to her mother, Mrs. Alexander Endter [New York], 6 pages 1943 August 19
2 Rosalind Endter [Seattle] to her mother, 2 pages (incomplete) 1943 September 12
3 Rosalind Endter [Seattle] to her mother, 2 pages 1944 July 4
4 Rosalind Endter [Anchorage] to her parents, 3 pages 1944 August 28
5 Rosalind Endter [Anchorage] to her mother, 2 pages 1944 September?
6 Rosalind Endter [Anchorage] to her mother, 2 pages 1944 October 9
7 Rosalind Endter [Anchorage] to her mother, 4 pages 1944 October 15
8 Rosalind Endter [Anchorage] to her mother, 5 pages and envelope 1944 November 1
9 Rosalind Endter [Anchorage] to her mother, 2 pages 1945 January?
10 Rosalind Endter [Anchorage] to her mother, 1 page 1945 spring?
11 Rosalind Endter [Anchorage] to her mother, 2 pages 1945 spring?
12 1945-1946 Anchorage Public Schools contract, 2 pages, transcript 1945 April 30
13 Sgt. Robert A. Howard [Ketchikan] to Rosalind Endter [Hawaii], 2 pages and envelope 1945 October 14
14 Borgy Kennedy [Anchorage] to Rosalind Endter [Hawaii], 4 pages and envelope 1946 January 6
15 Edna Aleshire [Anchorage] to Rosalind Endter [Hawaii], 5 pages 1946 January 10
16 Jean Manley [Anchorage] to Rosalind Koesting [New Jersey], 4 pages and envelope 1946 June
17 Baker and Kayala [Ugashik] to the Bill Koestings [New Jersey], envelope only 1946 June 11
18 1946-1947 Board of Education, Borough of Verona, Essex County, New Jersey contract, 1 page 1946 July 16
19 Helmi (last name unknown but probably Baker or Kayala) [Fairbanks] to Rosalind Koesting [New Jersey], 4 pages 1946 August 27-28
20 Edna Aleshire [Anchorage] to Rosalind Koesting [New Jersey], 4 pages 1946 December 29
21 Rosalind Koesting to her mother, 3 pages 1947 summer?

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