Principals and Presidents Biographical Files ca. 1875-
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Mary Emma Woolley, college professor and President of Mount Holyoke College from 1901-1937, was born on July 13, 1863 in South Norwalk, Connecticut to Joseph Judah Woolley, a Congregational minister, and Mary August Ferris Woolley, a schoolteacher. She attended Mrs. Fannie Augur's school in Meriden, Connecticut until her family moved to Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1871, when she enrolled in Providence High School. In 1882 she began attending Wheaton Seminary in Norton, Massachusetts, graduating i...
Richard Glenn Gettell, economist and college and university teacher and administrator, was born on March 3, 1912 in Hartford, Connecticut to Raymond Garfield Gettell, a political scientist and teacher, and Nelene Groff Knapp Gettell. The Gettells moved to Amherst, Massachusetts in 1914 and to Berkeley, California in 1923. He attended elementary and secondary schools in Amherst and Garfield Junior High School in Berkeley then went to University High School in Oakland, California from...
The first official publication of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary was a catalogue issued in 1837 containing information about trustees, teachers, terms of admission, the course of study, the schedule for the year, Family Accommodations, and the Moral and Religious Influence at the school. Subsequent catalogues (with periodic updates) trace the growth of the institution and provide detailed information about the academic program and residential life for students at the College. These publications h...
Mary Coolidge Whitman Eddy, a student, teacher and administrator at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, was born on August 4, 1809 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She worked as a teacher before entering Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1837. After graduating in 1839, she taught at Mount Holyoke and served as Associate Principal from 1842-1849. She became Principal of Mount Holyoke in 1849 after the death of the school's founder, Mary Lyon. Whitman resigned because of poor health in 1850 and married Mo...
Educator. From the description of Letter of Mary Lyon, 1839. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451324 Mary Lyon, educator and founder of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (now Mount Holyoke College), was born on February 28, 1797, in Buckland, Massachusetts. Her parents were Aaron Lyon, a farmer, and Jemima Shepard Lyon. After her father's death in 1802 and her mother's remarriage 1810, Lyon remained on the family farm as a housekeeper for her brother. She started teaching in 181...
David Bicknell Truman, a political scientist and college and university administrator, was born on June 1, 1913, in Evanston, Illinois to Malcolm George Truman and Jane Mackintosh Truman. He graduated from Evanston High School in 1931 and attended Amherst College, graduating with a B.A. degree in 1935. He received his M.A. (1936) and Ph.D. (1939) in political science from the University of Chicago. On February 4, 1939 he married Elinor Jane Griffenhagen. They had a son, Edwin Malcolm Truman. Aft...