Ruth Backes Papers 1864-1865, 1882, circa 1900-2001 1934-2001


Ruth Backes Papers 1864-1865, 1882, circa 1900-2001 1934-2001

Backes, Ruth Emerson, 1918-; Psychologist, teacher, and consultant. Papers consist of correspondence, writings, research material, publications, oral history material, and photographs relating to her research for a biography of social reformer and government official Frances Perkins, a 1902 graduate of Mount Holyoke College. Includes photocopies of letters and writings by Perkins.

12 boxes, 39 volumes; (9 linear ft.)

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Ruth Backes, a consultant, professor and psychologist, was born in Mount Vernon, New York on August 25, 1918 to Harriett Crofut Emerson and Robert Stewart Emerson. She graduated from New Rochelle High School (1935) and New York University (1939). She later earned a M.Ed. (1978) and Ed.D. (1985) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts. She married Frederick Tregonning Backes and had three children. Backes worked in the fields of mental health, human services and education, ...

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