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SC86-2 Josephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood Papers Finding Aid
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TitleSC86-2 Josephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood Papers Finding Aid
AbstractJosephine Woodbury Heermans Greenwood was born in Michigan on Christmas Day 1859. She became an employee of the Kansas City School District in 1888 and was principal of Whittier School between 1891-1910. She and James Greenwood, Superintendent of the Kansas City School District, were married from 1910 until his death in 1914. Mrs. Greenwood remained in Kansas City, well known as a Christian Science practitioner. She died in Massachusetts on October 13, 1928, and is buried in Mount Washington Cemetery in Independence, Missouri.

The collection contains primarily correspondence of a personal nature with over 425 letters covering parts of two centuries with the bulk dated between 1890 to 1914. Other items include tributes to James M. Greenwood after his death, a few newspaper clippings as well as some ephemeral material. The majority of the correspondence is between Josephine Heermans [Greenwood] and James M. Greenwood, as well as between Josephine and her various relatives.
AuthorJosephine Greenwood
Date1846-1928 (bulk 1890-1914)
See AlsoSC86-1 James Greenwood Papers and SC86-3 Ada MacLaughlin Papers
SubjectSchool principals
Local SubjectGreenwood, James M.
Greenwood, Josephine
Greenwood Family
Kansas City School District
Item TypeFinding Aid
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Item ID209347
CONTENTdm number37113
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