Opal Weimer Tice Papers

Identifier: TiceO-RSCA-ORPR-US

Scope and Contents

The Opal Weimar Tice Papers include works by her favorite authors, general correspondence with family and friends as well as more detailed memos and correspondence involving the Girl Scouts, specifically in Santa Clara, California, and correspondence with various publications. Included is a manuscript she wrote, tentatively titled: “Book of Magic About YOU”, a book on the physiological principles of the human body, aimed at a young audience. In later drafts, the manuscript was titled "What Makes Your Insides Tick?" Notes from writing workshops she attended are also included. Her art sketch books along with student papers on Swedish and German Gymnastics are included. There are also photographs of the Tice and Weimer families, vacation photos, Christmas cards, her time at Reed College, and her art pieces.

Diaries and journals in her collection cover the period 1915-1975, spanning the time from her senior year of high school, Reed College, the University of California, Berkeley (1917-1922), and later work and travels up to 1975. Additionally there are daybooks and accounting books for her schedules and bills.

There are multiple scrapbooks including vacations, her time at Reed College, and her family.


  • 1859 - 2005

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Born in Douglas, Kansas and growing up in St. John's, Oregon Opal Weimar Tice ‘22 was a portrait artist whose career included teaching, recruiting teachers for the Vanport city schools, and years of volunteer work with the Girl Scouts. In 1977 she started editing a newsletter for the Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County, California.

After several moves and her first marriage to William Fostvedt (1902-1964), she retired in Los Altos Hills, California with her second husband Fred Tice (1891-1977).

She died on September 20, 1978, of leukemia.


6 Linear Feet (12 manuscript boxes and 9 flat boxes. )




Opal Weimar Tice ‘22, in addition to being a portrait artist, had a career that included teaching, recruiting of teachers, and years of volunteer work with the Girl Scouts . In 1977 she started editing a newsletter for the Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County, California.


Arranged Aplhabetically by Subject.

Physical Location

Archives Main Shelving (L014), Range E Section 6.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Opal Weimer Tice Papers were a gift of her daughter Jo Tice Bloom, Reed College Class of 1955.

Box Index


Books and Poetry

Correspondence: Friends and Family; husband Fred Tice; World War Two

Girl Scouts: I

Girl Scouts: II

Manuscript: “Book of Magic About YOU” (circa 1943)

Photographs: General

Photographs: Art Works


Diaries and Journals: 1917-1920

Diaries and Journals: 1922-1923


Diaries and Journals: 1922-1925

Diaries and Journals: 1925-1933


Reed College Pamphlets, Alumni Mailings

Sketch Books (Art drawing)

Student Paper: University of California: “German Gymnastics”

Student Paper: University of California: “Swedish Gymnastics”


Scrapbook: Mexican Trip, 1932

Scrapbook: Reed College, 1919-1920

Mark Kuestner, Nick Campigli, Ronan Battistoni, Monique Queen, Grant Mimms
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Repository Details

Part of the Reed College Special Collections and Archives Repository

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