Nina Anderson Pape papers
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Nina Anderson Pape papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Pape, Nina Anderson, 1869-1944.
Title: Nina Anderson Pape papers
Dates: 1857-1937
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 0605

Biographical/Historical Note

Nina Anderson Pape (ca. 1870-1944) was born in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of Edward and Nina Anderson Pape. She first taught in the public schools in Savannah. In 1900, she and Alice West organized the Pape and West School, which later combined with the Haskell School to become the Haskell-Pape School. It became the Pape School in 1908 and continued in operation throughout her life for several years after her death. Pape took an active part in the founding of the Girl Scouts in Savannah and was associated with that organization in several capacities for many years. She was nationally recognized as an outstanding educator and belonged to many national organizations in the field. She was an active member in several philanthropic, cultural, and social organizations in Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of personal papers, travel diaries, postcards, and an address book belonging to Nina Anderson Pape. Included are her European travel diaries, 1906-1924, her personal diaries including some information on Pape School and the early history of the Girl Scouts, and meeting notes from educators meetings in New York and Ohio. Also in the collection is a diary of Edward C. Anderson (Nina Pape's father), 1857-1860, containing notes on planting, household accounts, and plantation information.

Index Terms

Address books.
Europe--Description and travel.
Girl Scouts--Georgia.
Journals (accounts)
Pape, Nina Anderson, 1869-1944.
Teachers--United States.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from niece of creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Nina Anderson Pape papers, MS 605, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Florence Crane Norvell Schwalb, 1966.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Diary of Edward C. Anderson, 1857-1860
Contains notes on planting, household accounts, and a combination personal and plantation journal.


2N.A. Pape's European travel diary, 1906 June 20-September 9


3N.A. Pape's European travel diary, 1924 June 20-August 12


4N.A. Pape's personal diary, 1933 January 5-March 27


5N.A. Pape's personal diary, 1934 January 1-March 22
Contains a few recipes and tuition at Pape School.


6N.A. Pape's personal diary, 1935 January 28-31, 1935 April-May, 1937 January 11-May 24, 1937 November 17
Contains some notes on the early history of the Girl Scouts on pages dated February 3-9, and Williamson-Bower genealogical notes and chart in the front.


7Undated notes from meetings of educators at Park School, Buffalo, N.Y., and Shaker Heights School, Cleveland, Ohio
Contains comments on the schools.


8Address book


9Album of post cards of scenes and buildings in Germany and Great Britain. Those dated June 29-September 23, 1901 are a travel diary. Some of the cards were sent to Miss Pape by others