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TITLE:»SISTER MARY DOMINICA URBANY (1864-1936)

 

SUBTITLE:»»PAPERS, DATES:»1866-1936

QUANTITY:»8 items

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The »papers (donor no. 389) were donated by »Dorothy Clark in 1996.

ACCESS:

The »papers are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

»Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PROCESSED BY:

Your name, year»Kristen Rassbach, 1997. [Urbany.doc]

 

»Biography

            Begin text here:»Born in Hobscheid, Luxemburg, Germany, Anna Urbany immigrated with her sister Mary to Festina, Iowa, in 1871 after her parents died.  In 1876, at the age of approximately thirteen, she entered St. Rose Convent in La Crosse, Wisconsin as a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, where she took the name Sister Mary Dominica Urbany.  She served as the first Sister Superior at the St. Angela Institute (now Kuemper High School at Carroll, Iowa) for ten years.  Sister Mary Dominica Urbany then left the United States to pursue missionary work in China until her death in 1936.

 

Scope and Content Note

            Begin text here:The» Sister Mary Dominica Urbany papers date from »1866 to 1936 and contain 8 items.  The papers consist chiefly of photocopies of letters written by Sister Mary Dominica Urbany to her family while she was in China.  Two newspaper clippings and a tribute to Sister Mary Dominica Urbany written by her students as she left for China are also included.

 

SCVF              Description

Folder 1           Urbany, Sister Mary Dominica