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Nielsen, Pearl.


Biographical Statement

Pearl Helen Nielsen was born March 23, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois to Jens P. and Ellen (Sorensen) Nielsen. She attended Carl Schurz High School in Chicago and graduated from Wheaton College in 1941 with a B.S. degree in Zoology. She dormed at Cork Cottage, and was a member of the Aelioian Literary Society (Director of Sergeants). She was also a member of the Women's Glee Club, German Club, Orchestra, Chicago Club and the Pre-med Club, in which students interacted with leading surgeons and educators. She taught in Chicago high schools for six years after graduation. She married Army 1st Lieut. Harry W. Krause (d. 5/12/2002) at Salen Church, Chicago on November 20, 1944. Her husband finished his college work under the G.I. Bill at Illinois Institute of Technology while Pearl was a homemaker. She received her Masters of Library Science (MLS) from Rosary College (River Forest, IL) in 1955 and also completed additional graduate studies at Northwestern University. She worked in education for 32 years, the last 25 as head librarian at Evanston High School. She attended the North Suburban Evangelical Free Church. She retired with her husband to Mesa, Arizona in 1980. She died on January 12, 2007 in Mesa, AZ and was survived by her two children and five grandchildren.

Student File (Krause, Mrs. Pearl Nielsen)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Pearl Nielsen Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SC-143
Scope and Contents The two Pearl Nielsen scrapbooks are contained in two separate boxes. The first box holds a brown book embossed with a crest-like design. Measuring 8.25" x 11.75", it displays paste-ins of 1940 RECORD articles, invitations to social events, lit society notices and commencement exercises. The pages are brittle and disattached from the binding. The second box contains a brown books with raised decorative designs, bound with a string, measuring 12" x 14.5". It begins with a few photos of the...
Dates: Created: 1940-1941; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1941