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Leila Vincent Collection

Identifier: 2-5-2


  • 1916 - 1964

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Biographical / Historical

Leila Falecia Watson Vincent (1897-1979), a native of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, graduated from Slippery Rock State Normal School (SRSNS) in 1917. Vincent (nee Watson) was a member of the Philomathean Society who enjoyed subjects such as physics and mathematics but also took part in athletics and music. After graduating from SRSNS in 1917, Vincent furthered her education at Emerson School of Oratory, where she graduated in 1920.

In 1922, Leila married Arthur P. Vincent, a notable graduate from SRSNS. Both became teachers at Slippery Rock State Normal School and then Slippery Rock State Teachers College (SRSTC) with Arthur P. Vincent becoming the chair of the Science Department from 1923 through 1940. Leila Vincent worked at Slippery Rock State Normal School from 1922 to 1925 were she taught varying subjects including Expression, Health Education, and Oral English.

Vincent became deeply involved in the Faculty Women’s Club at SRSNS, SRSTC, and Slippery Rock State College (SRSC) where she was a chartered member from 1925 until her death in 1979. During this time, Vincent served as chair of the Drama Committee, vice president (1928-1929), and president (1939-1941).

In 1971, Leila Vincent earned the Distinguished Alumni Award from Slippery Rock State College for her exemplary service to the college, and to the greater Slippery Rock community.


.42 Linear Feet

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The items in this collection are arranged into 4 series:

Series 1: Papers, Records and Correspondence

Series 2: Publications

Series 3: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Series 4: Faculty Women's Club

Guide to the Leila Vincent Collection
Sara Dickensheets & Leah Fox
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Repository Details

Part of the Slippery Rock University Archives and Special Collections Repository

315 Bailey Library
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock PA 16057