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Name Pound, Olivia, 1874-1961
Born 04/30/1874
Birthplace Lincoln, Nebraska
Places of residence Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Titles & honors She was president of the National Association of University Women, 1913-1914 and 1919-1920. Her honorary and social university affiliations included Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, Chi Delta Phi, Pi Lambda Theta, and Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Father Pound, Stephen Bosworth, 1833-1911
Mother Pound, Laura (Biddlecombe), 1841-1928
Education Earned B.A. in 1895, and M.A. in 1907 from the University of Nebraska. Olivia attended Columbia, Harvard, and Chicago universities as well.
Occupation In 1897, she joined the Lincoln High School faculty and became girls' vocational guidance director in 1914. Olivia was named assistant principal of the school in 1918 and held the position until her retirement in 1943.
Publications Olivia wrote nearly 20 textbooks and contributed numerous articles to educational publications.
Deceased 04/06/1961
Deceased where Lincoln, Nebraska

Associated Records

Image of RG0910.AM - RG0910 Pound, Laura (Biddlecombe), 1841-1928

RG0910.AM - RG0910 Pound, Laura (Biddlecombe), 1841-1928

This collection consists of manuscripts, letters, and articles; two scrapbooks; and a bound volume of piano music arranged in three subgroups: 1) Laura Biddlecome Pound; 2) Judge Stephen Bosworth Pound; 3) Pound Children (Roscoe and Olivia; there are no materials relating to daughter Louise). Subgroup 1, Laura B. Pound, includes extensive genealogical information about Laura's family, the Biddlecomes of New England (the spelling of Biddlecome varies). Two early letters from her correspondence contain detailed accounts of life in Lincoln before 1870: her future husband described it for her before her arrival, and a letter that LP herself wrote to "Esther" (last name unknown) in 1869 provide

Image of RG0911.AM - RG0911 Pound, Nathan Roscoe, 1870-1964

RG0911.AM - RG0911 Pound, Nathan Roscoe, 1870-1964

This collection is arranged in four series: 1) Correspondence, 1889-1963; 2) Writings by Roscoe Pound, 1893-1962, n.d.; 3) Writings about Roscoe Pound, 1896-1964, n.d.; and 4) Miscellaneous. Series 1, Correspondence, 1889-1963, consists of both incoming and outgoing letters of Roscoe Pound. A portion of the correspondence relates to major events in Roscoe's, life, including his second marriage, resignation of the Harvard deanship, and his 75th birthday celebration. Correspondence with Paul Sayre regarding Pound's biography is also included. Series 2, Writings by Roscoe Pound, 1893-1962, n.d., includes various articles by Pound. The majority of the writings appeared in the Harvard Law Re

Image of 7134-482 - Quilt; Mill Wheel

7134-482 - Quilt; Mill Wheel

Squares and Circles in blue and white cotton. Backing is white cotton. All hand done. Edging is blue and white strips. The quilting is outline with a hanging diamond pattern on the border.

Image of 7134-942 - Envelope, Buck-a-Roo Motel, Norfolk

7134-942 - Envelope, Buck-a-Roo Motel, Norfolk

White envelope addressed to "Miss Olivia Pound" from "The Buck-a-Roo Motel". The letter is postmarked "FEB 8 1961" and has a purple, four cent Abraham Lincoln stamp. In the upper-left corner is a black-and-white photo of the motel. The motel consists of several one-story, white buildings, each with several rooms.

Image of 9712-3 - Dress; Beaded Pockets; early 1940s; Louise Pound; Olivia Pound

9712-3 - Dress; Beaded Pockets; early 1940s; Louise Pound; Olivia Pound

Grayish-beige rayon crepe, full-length dress with heavily decorated pockets. Pockets are beaded, have studded rhinestones and couched corded designs. Short capped sleeves with slits at centers. Dress opens at front with fabric covered metal buttons. Metal side zipper. Includes original belt, which is self fabric and lined with leather. Belt has a "16" printed on it. No tags or labels

RG0909.PH - Collection, Photograph

Nathan Roscoe Pound (1870-1964), Louise Pound (1872-1958) and Olivia Pound (1874-1961) were born in Lincoln, Nebraska. All three were educated by their mother, Laura Biddlecome Pound, until they entered the University of Nebraska Preparatory School. This collection consists of portraits of Roscoe, Louise, and Olivia, as well as friends and colleagues. There are family pictures and picture postcards from around the world. This collection consists of photographic prints relating to Roscoe, Louise, and Olivia Pound. Photographs include portraits of the Pound and Biddlecome families. Also included are photographs of Louise participating in athletic events, such as golf, tennis and skiing; frie