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Sarah Leslie Wallace Christmas Cards

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: M/A 0241

Description of Contents

One box-folder. Collection consists of 30 Christmas cards, and correspondence from donor and library staff.


  • 1935 - 1988


Access Restrictions

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


Sarah Leslie Wallace was born in Kansas City, Missouri. As a small child she moved to Minneapolis with her family. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College of St. Catherine. She later was a part-time instructor at the College of St. Catherine in the following subjects: adolescent literature, library administration publicity, public relations and community relations.

Sarah L. Wallace was a librarian at the Minneapolis Public Library from 1935 to 1962. The collection consists of Christmas cards that were sent to friends and colleagues. Wallace graduated from College of St. Catherine with a library degree in 1935. She began her career at Minneapolis Public Library in 1936 as an assistant in the reference department. In 1942, she became the publicity assistant. And, in 1945 she became the assistant administrator. In 1954, she moved into the public relations office as an officer and held the position until 1962. She was offered and accepted the position of Publications Officer at the Library of Congress in Washington D. C. in 1963. She held this position until her retirement in 1977.

In Minneapolis Wallace lived at 4949 Queen Ave S until 1946 when she moved to Edina. She moved to 5024 Halifax in 1953 and lived there 1963. For many years she prepared original, artistic Christmas cards often including herself as a caricature. The cards were reproduced professionally. Sarah lived with her mother Mary and sister Dorothy at the Queen and Halifax addresses.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box-folder)

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Donor Information

Materials donated by Margaret Wilhoit as accession 2005.02. Wilhoit and Sarah Wallace were friends when they were attending College of St. Catherine. Sarah was godmother of Margaret’s first son and sent him cards every birthday and Christmas.

Related Materials in Hennepin County Library

Also at Hennepin County Library:

Wallace, Sarah Leslie. So you want to be a librarian. Z682.W22

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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.