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Cornelia Steketee Hulst papers: 1898-1949
Summary Information
Title: Cornelia Steketee Hulst papers
Creator: Hulst, Cornelia Steketee.
Dates: 1898-1949
Extent: 0.3 linear feet
Abstract:
Grand Rapids, Michigan, high school teacher and author best known for her writing on Greek and ancient mythology. Papers include correspondence concerning her studies of classical subjects, poems, publications and excerpts from reviews.
Call number: 851496 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
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Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was received in 1950 from Mrs. Hulst (donor no 2715) through Albert Hyma.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Copyright:

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Cornelia Steketee Hulst papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Cornelia Steketee was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1865, the daughter of John Steketee, vice-consul for the Netherlands. She attended the University of Michigan, 1887-1989 but did not complete a degree. She married Henry Hulst (U-M, M.D. 1888) in 1889 and settled in Grand Rapids where she began a thirty year career as a high school teacher. She was the first woman elected as president of the Michigan Education Association. She retired from teaching in 1917 as head of the English Department as Grand Rapids Central High School. Hulst was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Michigan in 1914.

After retiring from teaching Hulst became a noted writer and researcher on classical mythology. She authored numerous articles and books on the subject including Balders's Death and Loke's Punishment (1918), Homer and the Prophets (1925) and St. George of Cappadocia) (1905. She also wrote on the history mythology of other cultures, notably Indian sketches: Père Marquette and the last of the Pottawatomie chiefs.

Cornelia Hulst died September 24, 1956 in Grand Rapids.

Scope and Content Note

The Cornelia Steketee Hulst papers include correspondence concerning her studies of classical subjects, poems, publications and excerpts from reviews. Correspondents include: Harry B. Hutchins, and John A. Scott.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Cornelia Steketee Hulst papers include correspondence concerning her studies of classical subjects, poems, publications and excerpts from reviews.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Dutch Americans -- Michigan.
  • Grand Rapids (Mich.)
  • Spanish-American War, 1898.
  • Poetry.
  • Anderson, Rasmus Björn, 1846-1936.
  • Hutchins, Harry B. (Harry Burns), 1847-1930.
  • Scott, John A.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]
Box   1  
1898-1910
Box   1  
1911-1920
Box   1  
1921-1930
Box   1  
1931-1940
Box   1  
1941-1950
 
Papers [series]
Box   1  
Miscellaneous Papers undated

(includes typescripts of several articles and reviews of her writings.)

Box   1  
Poetry notebook