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Identification #

UAP 14047


Edna Twamley (1879-1966) is sitting on a chase lounge in a white dress. Her father was James Twamley, a founder of UND and member of its first Board of Regents. Edna Twamley attended UND for two years, but was prohibited by University rule from living on campus, as her family lived nearby. For this reason, she transferred to the University of Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1902. She also received a Master's degree from Columbia University in 1912. She taught at Grand Forks Central High School from 1902-1914, before being hired as an instructor in English at UND in 1914. She moved to New York City following the 1916 death of her father. In the 1960s, she provided a large donation to UND which allowed for a 4th floor to be built on Twamley Hall, named in honor of her father.


Edna Twamley; Fashion-Clothing; English; Faculty; Women's clothing; Chairs; Hairstyles; English teachers; Sitting position; Women college students; Clothing and dress

Places Depicted

North Dakota; North Dakota--Grand Forks

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota

People Depicted

Twamley, Edna M., 1879-1966


Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota