»PAPERS, DATES:»1932-2007

»(bulk 1932-1944)

QUANTITY:»2.5 linear inches




The »papers (donor no. 243) were donated by »Priscilla Ann Mabie Stewart in 1994 and subsequent years.


The »papers are open for research.


»Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.


In box »1.


Your name, year»Rachel Bohlmann, 1996; Karissa Haugeberg, 2008.



            Begin text here:»Priscilla Ann Mabie Stewart, art historian and professor, was born in Iowa City, Iowa, on September 21, 1926.  Her father was Edward Charles Mabie, head of the University of Iowa's Speech and Dramatic Art Department from 1920 to 1956.  Priscilla Mabie graduated from the University High School in 1944 and went on to earn a B.A. from the University of Iowa in art history in 1948.  That same year she was awarded a certificate in Commercial Photography from the School of Modern Photography in New York City.  She married Thomas Wilson Stewart in 1949, gained her teacher's certification and, when he graduated from law school in 1951, moved to Florida.  They settled in Bradenton, Florida, and she was hired as an art coordinator in local elementary schools.  Stewart began teaching at the local junior college (later named Manatee Community College) in 1958 and attained the rank of full professor after she had earned an M.A. in Humanities in 1974 from the University of South Florida in Tampa and an Ed.S. in Art Education at Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton in 1981.  She also organized and directed the Pelican Perch Wild Bird Hospital in Bradenton from 1953 to 1985 which rehabilitates injured birds of all kinds.  Stewart and her husband have no children. 




Scope and Content Note


            Begin text here:The Priscilla Ann Mabie Stewart »papers date from »1932 to 2007 and measure »2.5 linear inches.  The »papers »are arranged in »two series:  »Biographical and University School.  The bulk of the papers consist of general records from Stewart's years in high school, including school newspapers, yearbooks, memorabilia and reunion materials.


            The Biographical series (1993) contains a copy of Stewart's Who's Who in American Education entry.


            The University School series (1932-1958, 1972-1994) is divided into two subseries, Elementary school and Junior high and high school.  The Elementary school file contains typewritten materials of Mabie's work, a school newspaper and programs from school functions.  The Junior high and high school files contain typewritten school programs, newspapers, correspondence, clippings, and yearbooks.



Related Collections


Begin text here:»Edward Charles Mabie Papers in the University of Iowa Archives  


Box no.   Description

Box 1


Who's Who entry, 1993

Iowa Alumni Quarterly, article 1996

Foundation for Manatee Community College, article on Priscilla Ann Mabie Stewart, 2007


University School

Elementary school

First grade project, school newspaper, programs from plays and concerts, 1932-1938 and undated

Junior high and high school

Programs from school plays, concerts, academic exercises, 1939-1944

U-Hi-Life [high school student newspaper Stewart edited], 1942-1944

Correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1943-1958, 1979 and undated

Yearbooks, 1939-1944

Reunion programs and photographs, 1972-1994

Fiftieth reunion book [photocopy], 1994