B.A., Boston University, 1880; B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1888. Instructor in domestic science, Wellesley College, 1890-1892. Assistant professor of sanitary science, University of Chicago, 1892-1895; associate professor of sanitary science, 1895-1904; associate professor of household administration, 1904-1905; professor of household administration, 1905-1925. Dean of undergraduate women, 1892-1899; dean of women in the University, 1899-1925. President of Association of Collegiate Alumnae, 1895-1897. Acting president, Constantinople Woman's College, 1927-1928, 1931-1932.
From the description of Papers, 1854-1948 (inclusive). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52250073
Marion Talbot received her A.B. (1880) degrees from Boston University where her father, Israel Tisdale Talbot, was dean of the medical school. In 1888 Miss Talbot was granted a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She served as president of the Massachusetts Society for the University Education of Women and as secretary of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, both organizations founded by her mother, Emily, to promote higher education among women. Miss Talbot resigned a position as instructor at Wellesley College to come to the University of Chicago when it first opened in October of 1892. As Dean of Women in the University (i.e. Senior) colleges, she, and Alice Freeman Palmer, organized the women's dormitories and initiated the academic and social life of the women of the University When Mrs. Palmer resigned, Miss Talbot became Dean of Women in the Graduate Schools. She was successively Assistant Professor of Sanitary Science; Associate Professor of Household Administration; and in 1905 became full professor in the latter department. She retired from the University in 1925. After her retirement, she served as Acting President of Constantinople Women's College. She also joined the controversy surrounding the 1944 faculty "Memorial" expressing lack of confidence in Chancellor Robert M. Hutchins. In her administration of women's affairs in a co-educational institution, Miss Talbot adhered firmly to the principles of academic equality and of relative social freedom between men and women.
From the guide to the Talbot, Marion. Papers, 1854-1948, (Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.)