Talbot, Marion, 1858-1948

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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.)

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referencedIn Papers, n.d., 1902-1941 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Talbot, Marion. Papers, 1854-1948 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Rice, Eleanor Smith. Correspondence, 1923-1924. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954. Papers, 1890-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. Letter : Boston, to Dr. Talbot, Boston, [ca. 1872]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Shinn, Milicent Washburn, 1858-1940. Milicent Washburn Shinn papers, circa 1882-1906. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Talbot, Marion, 1858-1948. Papers, 1854-1948 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Hefferan, Helen Maley, 1870-. Series IV of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1902-1941 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn University of Chicago. Office of the President. Harper, Judson and Burton Administrations. Records, 1869-1925 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Haddock, Ruth. Dissertation, n.d. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Rice, Eleanor Smith. Papers, 1923-1924 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Blaine, Anita McCormick. Correspondence and papers, 1828-1958. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn University of Chicago. Office of the President. Records, 1889-1925 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
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associatedWith Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939. person
associatedWith Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. person
associatedWith Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888. person
associatedWith American College for Girls (Istanbul, Turkey) corporateBody
associatedWith Arnett, Trevor, 1870- person
associatedWith Association of Collegiate Alumnae (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Blaine, Anita McCormick. person
associatedWith Breckinridge, Sophonisba Preston, 1866-1948. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Haddock, Ruth. person
associatedWith Harper, William Rainey, 1856-1906. person
associatedWith Hefferan, Helen Maley, 1870- person
associatedWith Helen (Maley) Hefferan, 1870- person
associatedWith Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. person
associatedWith Judson, Harry Pratt, 1849-1927. person
associatedWith Lathrop, Julia Clifford, 1858-1932. person
associatedWith Manny, Frank Addison, 1868-1954 person
associatedWith Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950. person
associatedWith Palmer, Alice Freeman, 1855-1902. person
associatedWith Rice, Eleanor Smith person
associatedWith Rice, Eleanor Smith. person
associatedWith Richards, Ellen H. (Ellen Henrietta), 1842-1911. person
associatedWith Rickert, Edith, 1871-1938. person
associatedWith Shinn, Milicent Washburn, 1858-1940. person
associatedWith University of Chicago. Department of Household Administration corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Department of Sociology corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Dept. of Household Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Dept. of Sociology. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Office of the President. corporateBody
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Women--Education (Higher)
Home economics--Study and teaching
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Birth 1858-07-31

Death 1948-10-20

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