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Judith Kate Haywood Jacoby papers

 Collection
Identifier: BMC.M96

Scope and Contents

The Judith Kate Haywood Jacoby papers date from her college years and include correspondence, academic course work, notes about extra-curricular activities, appointment books, a diary, a few photographs, and ephemera.

Dates

  • 1951 - 1959
  • Majority of material found within 1951 - 1955

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research. Access to personal cards is restricted.

Copyright and Rights Information

The Judith Kate Haywood Jacoby papers are the physical property of Bryn Mawr College Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors' heirs and assigns.

Biographical / Historical

Judith Kate Haywood (later Jacoby) (1934-1997) was a 1955 graduate of Bryn Mawr College. She majored in economics, with a particular interest in international economics and trade.

Judith came to Bryn Mawr in the fall of 1951 from Rosemary Hall, an independent school for girls in Greenwich, Connecticut. Judith received a tour of Europe from her parents as a high school graduation present. She continued to pursue her passion for travel by taking trips to Alaska and Mexico as well as other places in North America, South America, and Europe.

While at Bryn Mawr, Judith was active in the Chapel Committee and served as its chairwoman from 1953-1954. On her birthday in March of 1954, Judith was elected president of the Bryn Mawr League (1954-1955), a group concerned with local and worldwide social causes such as desegregation and education.

After college, Judith worked for AT&T as a financial analyst (1955-1957). She returned to Rosemary Hall for a short time to teach mathematics (1957-1959). Judith married Dean Jacoby, and they had two sons, Karl Haywood Jacoby and Dean Albert Jacoby.

Judith was on the Board of Trustees of the Fenn School (1970-1976), Choate Rosemary Hall (1977-1993), and Bryn Mawr College at the time of her death in 1997. Judith was president of the Bryn Mawr Club of Boston and a member of the Concord Garden Club. Notably, she played major roles in the Bryn Mawr College Book Sale in Cambridge, which raised over a million dollars in scholarship funds. Judith also served as chairperson and long-time treasurer of Bryn Mawr's Regional Scholarship Committee in the northeastern United States.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Judith Kate Haywood (later Jacoby) (1934-1997) graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College in 1955 with an AB in economics. Judith was chairwoman of the college’s Chapel Committee (1953-1954) and president of the Bryn Mawr League (1954-1955). Just before Judith entered college, she toured Europe. During her college years and after, she continued to pursue her passion for travel by taking trips to Mexico, Alaska, and other parts of North and South America. After graduating from Bryn Mawr, Judith worked for a short time at AT&T as a financial analyst and at Rosemary Hall as a teacher of mathematics. Judith made significant contributions to Bryn Mawr College as an alumna. She played many major roles in the Bryn Mawr College Book Sale in Cambridge, which raised over a million dollars in scholarship funds. Judith also served as chairperson and long-time treasurer of Bryn Mawr’s Regional Scholarship Committee in the northeastern United States. At the time of her death, Judith was a member of the Bryn Mawr Board of Trustees. Her papers date from her college years and include family correspondence, academic course work, notes about extra-curricular activities, appointment books, a diary, a few photographs, and ephemera.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Karl Haywood Jacoby, 2012.

Oversized Items

Oversized items of this collection include two folders of ephemera. The first folder contains materials related to Hell Week of 1952. The second contains materials related to the performance of "Aim to Please".
Title
Judith Kate Haywood Jacoby papers
Status
Completed
Author
Jennifer Hoit, Melissa Torquato
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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