Palmer (Kathryn Miller Kreag) Papers

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Kathryn Miller Kreag Palmer papers
Creator: Palmer, Kathryn Miller Kreag, 1906-1992
Call Number: D.363
Dates: 1847-1992
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Kathryn Miller Kreag Palmer papers
Creator: Palmer, Kathryn Miller Kreag, 1906-1992
Call Number: D.363
Dates: 1847-1992
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Kathryn Miller was born December 5, 1906 to Mortimer H. Miller, son of John and Katherine Miller, and Gertrude Bancroft Miller, daughter of Fred and Flora Bancroft, of 306 Garson Avenue, Rochester, NY. Kathryn is descended from Matthew Dryer, one of the founding settlers of Brighton, on her mother's side. Her mother, a member of the Class of 1905, was one of the earliest female graduates of the University of Rochester.

Kathryn graduated from East High School on January 21, 1925 and enrolled at the University of Rochester, where she became a member of Theta Eta Sorority and President of the Scribbler's Club. She graduated in 1929 with a teaching certification. On June 27, 1936 she married Mark Augustine Kreag, son of George and Ella (Scheck) Kreag of Alliance Avenue in Rochester. Their wedding took place in West Webster, NY at the home of Kathryn's cousins Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Reiber.

The Kreags moved to Apartment 7D at 25 25th Avenue, New York City. Mark worked as an accountant with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company while Kathryn was a teacher at Hunter College High School. She received an MA in teaching from Hunter College in 1958. The Kreags moved to Melbourne, Florida in the mid-1960s following Mark's retirement from Metropolitan. Kathryn took a job as Headmistress of Holy Trinity Episcopal School. On December 21, 1972 Mark died in Melbourne and was buried in West Webster Cemetery in New York. Sometime thereafter, Kathryn married a Mr. Palmer originally from Scottsville, NY. Kathryn died January 7, 1992 in Melbourne, Florida and was buried in West Webster Cemetery, Lot 60.

Subject(s):
Photographs
Correspondence
Palmer, Kathryn Miller Kreag, 1906-1992
Kreag, Mark Augustine
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Kathryn Miller Kreag Palmer Papers were donated in 2000 by Richard LeRoy, a friend of Kathryn's and executor of her estate. The collection consists of papers, photographs, and various mementos passed through the family generation after generation. Most of the material is from the Miller and Bancroft families.Access
The Kathryn Miller Kreag Palmer papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Kathryn Miller Kreag Palmer papers, D.363, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Kathryn M.K. Palmer - miscellaneous papers, 1914-1992
Box 1, Folder 2Kathryn M.K. Palmer - essay contest winner, "Why a Young Man I Know Should Attend Citizens' Military Training Camp", 1924
Box 1, Folder 3Kathryn M.K. Palmer - marriage to Mark A. Kreag, June 27, 1936
Box 1, Folder 4Kathryn M.K. Palmer - estate information, May 5, 1990-November 1992
Box 1, Folder 5Kathryn M.K. Palmer - photographs: infancy to adolescence, 1906-c.1920
Box 1, Folder 6Kathryn M.K. Palmer - photographs: adolescence to adulthood, c.1920-c.1960
Box 1, Folder 7Mark A. Kreag - miscellaneous papers, 1934-1965
Box 1, Folder 8Mark A. Kreag - death certificate and paperwork, December 1972-October 1973
Box 1, Folder 9Mark A. Kreag - photographs, c.1915-c.1970
Box 1, Folder 10Gertrude Sarah Bancroft Miller - miscellaneous papers, 1890-1970
Box 1, Folder 11Gertrude Sarah Bancroft Miller - photographs, c.1880-c.1900
Box 1, Folder 12Mortimer H. Miller - miscellaneous papers, 1887-1964
Box 1, Folder 13Mortimer H. Miller - Masonic mementos, 1909-1968
Box 2, Folder 1Mortimer H. Miller - photographs, c.1890-c.1910
Box 2, Folder 2Mortimer H. Miller's sisters - Olive Filkins, Clara Gailey, Ruth Hammond: photographs, early 1900s
Box 2, Folder 3Dryer and Bancroft families - miscellaneous papers, 1848-1968
Box 2, Folder 4Dryer and Bancroft families - photographs, c.1875-c.1915
Box 2, Folder 5Glitch family (Miller relatives), 1873-1876
Box 2, Folder 6Schley family - photographs and letters, c.1950-1969
Box 2, Folder 7Postcards addressed to Katherine Miller (Mrs. John Miller, paternal grandmother), 1908-1915
Box 2, Folder 8Postcards addressed to Ruth Miller Hammond (Mrs. Dana Hammond, paternal aunt), 1911-1918
Box 2, Folder 9Postcards - blank
Box 2, Folder 10Miscellaneous letters - nineteenth century, 1847-1878
Box 2, Folder 11Miscellaneous published material, 1913-1938
Box 2, Folder 12Miscellaneous mementos, c.1900-c.1950
Box 2, Folder 13Unidentified photographs, late 1800s-early 1900s
Box 2, Folder 14Unidentified photographs, c.1900-c.1960


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