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Letters, Dorothy Foster (January - February 1903)

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3

Scope and Contents

Folder 3, which dates from January 18th 1903 through February 27th 1903, consists of letters from Dorothy to her mother during the winter months of her Junior year at Bryn Mawr College. The letters paint a vivid picture of student life at the turn of the century with her descriptions of difficult coursework and extracurricular activities that she participates in. Researchers would likely find interesting her descriptions of changes on campus, such as the proposed proctoring system for exams, the installation of electric lights, and an early form of a vacuum that has been used in Rockefeller Hall. These letters situate the history of women’s collegiate education in that of the larger developments and upheavals in the wake of the turn of the century.

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This collection is open for research.

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