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Ernestine Fields Papers

Identifier: FC 004
This collection contains newspaper articles about Ernestine Fields, Clara Malloy, and Henry Edward Malloy. Also contains old recital programs and programs of Ernestine’s graduation from Fort Hays State Normal School and the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. There are folders Fields’ classwork from Fort Hays State Normal School, as well. In addition, there are correspondence of Ernestine Fields regarding Clara Malloy’s will. Lastly, there are old photographs of Ernestine, photographs around Hays of flooding and the old buildings, and photos of Clara Malloy.


  • 1916-1974


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.5 Linear Feet (1 box )


Ernestine Fields Collection includes photographs, correspondence, coursework and music recital memorabilia.

Biographical / Historical Note

Ernestine Fields was born in Kansas City, Missouri on December 14, 1897. She spent part of her childhood growing up in Hays, Kansas. Her parents were Frank and Sarah Fields. She was also the cousin of Clara Malloy and attended Fort Hays Kansas Normal School. Miss Fields graduated from Fort Hays Kansas Normal School in 1917 with a certificate in piano and organ theory. In 1918 she graduated from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago after studying piano with Allen Spencer and orchestration with Arthur Olaf Anderson.

During the Summer of 1924 Ernestine taught at FHKSC following the illness of Miss Daisy Pierson. Fields taught music at several different schools including Synodical College in Fulton, Missouri where she taught in the piano and organ department. She also taught at Winthrop College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Her longest tenure was at High Point College, in North Carolina. She also did many recitals around Hays at the local churches and at the college. Ernestine Fields passed away in 1993.


Materials have been arranged to preserve their original order.
revised by David Obermayer
2016; 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Hays State University Archives Repository

University Archives
Forsyth Library
502 South Campus Drive
Hays KS 67601 United States