Raushenbush, Esther Mohr, 1898-1980

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Esther (Mohr) McGill Raushenbush, professor and college president, was born on November 22, 1898, of Jewish immigrant parents who had settled in Seattle, Washington. She was raised in a large family, attended Seattle public schools, and received her A.B. (1921) and A.M. (1922) in English from the University of Washington.

In 1923 Raushenbush came east to marry Jerry McGill, a graduate student at Harvard, against her parents' wishes. She attended Radcliffe as a graduate student, 1924-1925, but did not complete her degree. After travel and study abroad Raushenbush taught at Wellesley College and then at Barnard. She was divorced from Jerry McGill in 1932 and married Carl Raushenbush, a labor economist, in 1935. She was appointed professor of English at Sarah Lawrence College, became dean in 1946, and in 1962, founder and first director of the Center for Continuing Education, the purpose of which was to help women finish their education and training. She served as president of Sarah Lawrence from 1965 to 1969.

After retirement, Raushenbush was consultant to the John Hay Whitney Foundation, 1970-1979, helping to develop programs for minorities. She served on the boards of many educational institutions, and was author of numerous articles on education and of The Student and His Studies (1964). She received an honorary degree from the University of Freiburg, an alumnae award from the University of Washington (1965), and the Sachar award from Brandeis University.

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creatorOf Taylor, Harold, 1914-1993. Harold Taylor Papers, 1938-1993. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1960-1972 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Records, 1961-1963 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Embree, Edwin Rogers, 1883-1950. Edwin Rogers Embree papers, 1903-1956 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Raushenbush, Esther. Papers, 1945-1979 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Sarah Lawrence College. Archives. Presidents files, 1929-1981. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Raushenbush, Esther. The reminiscences of Mrs. Esther Raushenbush : [oral history] / Esther Raushenbush ; interviews conducted by Kitty Gellhorn. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
creatorOf Raushenbush, Esther Mohr, 1898-1980. Reminiscences of Esther Mohr Raushenbush : oral history, 1973. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Sage Colleges Archives. Honorary degree recipient for 1962, Esther Raushenbush. The Sage Colleges Libraries
creatorOf Raushenbush, Esther Mohr, 1898-1980. Reminiscences of Esther Mohr Raushenbush : oral history, 1974. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Raushenbush, Esther. Esther Mohr Raushenbush Papers, 1935-1980. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
creatorOf Singer, Andre, 1907-. Andre Singer Papers, 1907-1996. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
creatorOf Raushenbush, Esther Mohr, 1898-1980. The reminiscences of Esther Raushenbush. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950. Edwin Rogers Embree papers, 1903-1956 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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associatedWith Barnard College corporateBody
associatedWith Bunting, Mary Ingraham, 1910- person
associatedWith Columbia University. Oral History Research Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978. person
associatedWith Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950. person
associatedWith Gellhorn, Kitty, person
associatedWith Joseph H Hazen Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith President's Commission on the Status of Women corporateBody
associatedWith Radcliffe College corporateBody
associatedWith Sarah Lawrence College corporateBody
associatedWith Sarah Lawrence College. Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Sarah Lawrence College Center for Continuing Education. corporateBody
associatedWith Sarah Lawrence College History. corporateBody
associatedWith Sarah Lawrence College Presidents. corporateBody
associatedWith Sarah Lawrence College President's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Singer, Andre, 1907- person
associatedWith Taylor, Harold, 1914-1993. person
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Seattle WA US
Bronx NY US
Subject
Continuing education centers
Internal security
Teachers--Training of
Feminism
Coeducation
Jews
Minorities--Education
Women--Education
Women college administrators
Continuing education
African Americans--Education
Education--Experimental methods
Jewish women
Women--Education (Higher)
College presidents--Interviews
Women--Education (Higher)--History
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Educators
College presidents
College administrators
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Birth 1898-11-22

Death 1980

Female

Americans

English

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