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Archives & Manuscripts

Women in education

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Fay Ajzenberg-Selove papers

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-001-013
Overview The collection consists of the 1947-1950 correspondence between Fay Ajzenberg-Selove and Louis Leprince-Ringue pertaining to her translation of his book "Les Rayons Cosmiques" (The Cosmic Rays) and a 1991 copy of Ajzenberg-Selove's memoir typescript.
Dates: 1947 August 21 - 1950 December 4 1950; 1991 August

"Teacher Willa"

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-07-008
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume typed autobiography of Willa E. Ballard, a Quaker teacher. The autobiography describes Willa's early life, her parents and siblings, her experience growing up as a Quaker, her training as a teacher, and her experiences teaching in Moorestown and Atlantic City, New Jersey, and at the Mekusukey School in the Seminole Nation, as well as he time as a teacher and later a Principal at various schools in California.
Dates: 1948

Phyllis Pray Bober papers

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-2004-08
Overview Phyllis Pray Bober (b. 1920) received her B.A. from Wellesley College in 1941. In 1973 she accepted the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Bryn Mawr College which she held until 1980. Bober's life long interest in culinary history led to courses, "historical banquets", and a book: Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronony. The collection consist of miscellaneous materials on Bober's career, miscellaneous research notes, typescripts, materials...
Dates: 1940 - 2002

Jean Scobie Davis papers

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-M85
Overview Jean Scobie Davis, a 1914 graduate of Bryn Mawr College, taught economics and sociology at Agnes Scott College, Vassar College, Pierce College, Wells College and the American Women’s College in Beirut. A lifetime interest in prison reform resulted in her work at the New York State Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, New York.The Jean Scobie Davis papers is a collection consisting largely of Jean Scobie Davis’ diaries and correspondence covering nearly all stages of her life....
Dates: 1892 - 1985

Frederica de Laguna papers

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-1975-06
Overview The papers of Frederica de Laguna consist of family and personal photographs, collections of clippings, typescripts, and publication materials of this Bryn Mawr College professor and distinguished scholar in anthropology, specializing in Arctic cultures.
Dates: 1922 - 1975

Grace de Laguna papers

 Series
Identifier: BMC-1994-01
Overview Grace de Laguna was a professor of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr, a past president of the American Philosophical Association, and mother of Frederica de Laguna, the noted anthropologist. This collection consists of Personal Material, Correspondence, Reprints, and Typescripts.
Dates: 1899 - 1969

Alice Jones diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-037
Scope and Content note This collection is composed primarily of the original, handwritten diary of Alice Jones, and the photocopy of the original. Diary entries discuss the history of the Friends School in Ramallah, religious reflection and discussions concerning the divides between Muslims, Jews, and Christians in Palestine, and discussions concerning the politics within Palestine. Jones also provides descriptions of the children she teaches at the school.In addition to the Jones's diary, the collection...
Dates: 1919-1946; Majority of material found in 1930 - 1930

Georgiana Goddard King papers

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-1974-15
Overview Georgiana Goddard King was a professor of art history at Bryn Mawr College. The collection consists of handwritten notes on art subjects, correspondence, and publications.
Dates: 1874 - 1939

Gertrude Leighton papers

 Collection
Identifier: BMC.2006-11
Overview Gertrude Leighton was born in Belfast, Ireland. Leighton first came to Bryn Mawr College as a member of the class of 1938 and majored in classical archaeology. In 1940, she was hired by Barnard College as a lecturer in the English Department. She entered law school at Yale in 1942, graduated in 1945. Leighton returned to Bryn Mawr in 1950 as Assistant Professor of Political Science. Later promotions made her full professor and department chairman. The collection consists mainly of office...
Dates: 1930 - 1982

Katherine Lower papers

 Collection
Identifier: BMC-1981-18
Overview Katherine Lower came to the Carola Woerishoffer Graduate Department of Social Work and Social Research in the fall of 1946 as a part time lecturer in social research. Eventually she progressed to lecturer, associate professor, professor and finally director and dean of the department. During her administration as director, the social work faculty grew as did the student enrollment. She greatly expanded and enriched the graduate curriculum. The bulk of the collection consists of office papers...
Dates: 1946 - 1970