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Collection Birger Swenson papers
Catalog Number MSS P:10 O 56
Object Name Certificate, Achievement
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Date 07/23/1942
Description An Illinois State Life Certificate presented to Lyal Eleanor Westerlund by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The certificate is held in a black leather case that states, in gold text on the front, "Illinois State Life Certificate - Issued by the - Superintendent of Public Instruction". The Certificate states, "State of Illinois - Office of Superintendent Public Instruction - L-4761 - States Life high School Certificate - This is to Certify that Lyal Eleanor Westerlund having complied with the requirements of the law and the regulations prescribed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and having furnished satisfactory testimonials as to character, preparation and successful teaching, has been awarded this - State Life high School Certificate - valid for teaching and supervising in the higher six grades of the common schools on any school district in the state during the life, or the good behavior of the holder. - Given at Springfield, this 23rd day of July in the year 1942 under authority conferred by Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 of an act to provide for the certification of teachers, approved June 25, 1929. [signed] Superintendent of Public Instruction". Slipped in the corner of the case is what appears to be a medical card of some sort.
Search Terms Swenson, Birger, 1895-1987
Swenson, Lyal Westerlund
Degrees, Academic