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Jane Pejsa Collection on Emily Peake

Identifier: M/A 0244

Description of Contents

The Emily Peake Research Materials Collection consists of three boxes. Each box contains research notes and manuscript materials for Jane Pejsa's biography about Emily Peake. The notes and materials are organized chronologically like the book, and all the folders are labeled with chapter or section titles.


  • 1920 - 1995


Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.


Emily Peake was an Ojibwa woman who was born in Minnesota in 1920. She studied history, political science, and psychology at the University of Minnesota, and she received a Bachelor's Degree in 1947. During World War II, she served in the United States Coast Guard. She then spent the majority of her life working for the rights of Indians, especially in Minnesota. As she got older, she directed her focus on aging Indians, and she served for many years on the Minneapolis Board on Aging. She died in Minneapolis in 1995.

Jane Pejsa wrote Emily Peake's biography, "The Life of Emily Peake: One Dedicated Ojibwe", which was published in 2003. This collection consists of her research notes and manuscript materials from this project. Pejsa was born in Minneapolis, attended West High School and Carleton College, and worked for many ears as a computer programmer. Pejsa died on April 1, 2019.


1.17 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

See also in Special Collections: Life of Emily Peake : one dedicated Ojibwe / by Jane Pejsa. E99.C6 P419 2003


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Minneapolis Central Library
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