IOWA WOMEN’S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

 

 

MILLICENT MARY CUPLIN (1866-1950)

 

SCRAPBOOK1889-1994

(bulk 1889-1905)

1 linear inch (1 volume)

 

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The scrapbook (donor no. 240) was donated by Marilyn Cuplin Wirtz, Millicent Cuplin's grandniece, in 1994.

ACCESS:

The scrapbook is open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

Copyright has retained by the donor and their heirs.

PHOTOGRAPHS:

In scrapbook.

PROCESSED BY:

Jennifer Holden, 1995.

REVISED:

Robert Jett, July 27, 1998. [CuplinMillicent.doc]


 

Biography

            Millicent Cuplin, educator and football enthusiast, was born in Iowa Falls, Iowa, on December 4, 1866. Cuplin graduated from Iowa Falls High School in 1884 and returned there to work as an assistant until 1890.  Cuplin graduated from the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa) in 1892 and taught mathematics at East Des Moines High School for nine years.  During this time she coached and sponsored East High's first football team and helped make football an official school sport.  In 1902 Cuplin moved to Prescott, Arizona, and served as principal of Prescott High. Cuplin eventually returned to Iowa Falls and lived there until her death on March 31, 1950.

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

            The Millicent Mary Cuplin scrapbook measures 1 linear inch and dates from 1889-1994.  The scrapbook, compiled by Marilyn Wirtz, contains photocopies of letters of recommendation and references written for Cuplin, school directories, other memorabilia from East High School, and photographs of East High's first football team.  Also included are several newspaper articles dating from 1994, when East High celebrated the centennial of its football program; Cuplin's contributions to the program are featured in some of the articles.  A genealogical chart of Cuplin's family makes up the final folder.

 

Copies of the Millicent Mary Cuplin scrapbook are also held by the State Historical Society of Iowa, located in Iowa City and Des Moines.

 

 

Box no.   Description

 

Box 1

Scrapbook, 1889-1994

Newspaper clippings, 1994

Genealogical chart, undated