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Hyslop correspondence, ca. 1921-1969. (Bulk: 1931-1952)
1 box (2.5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0553 (LD 7092.8 Hyslop)

Hyslop, Beatrice Fry, 1899-1973; Historian. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1919. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1926-1928. Papers consist of correspondence to Helen M. Voorhees; primarily documenting her experience as a history professor and describing her research in France between 1931 and 1952.

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Biographical Note

Beatrice Fry Hyslop was born on April 10, 1899, in New York City, New York. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College in 1919, she taught at the Mrs. Davis School in Connecticut until 1921. She then taught history at the University until 1924, when she recieved her M.A. From 1924 until 1926 she taught history at Rosemary Hall School in Connecticut. In 1926, she became an instructor of history at Mount Holyoke College. In 1929, she left to attend Columbia University, and received her Ph.D in 1934. Shortly thereafter she began teaching at Kingswood School in Michigan. In 1936, she worked at Hunter College in New York City where she taught history until 1970. In 1952, she studied in France as a Fulbright scholar. She died on July 23, 1973 in Jackson Heights, New York.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Beatrice Fry Hyslop Correspondence chiefly contains letters written to Helen M. Voorhees, class of 1915, describing Hyslop's search for a college-level teaching position in the field of history and her eventual decision to teach at Hunter College, New York City. Later letters describe her travels and research on the French Revolution in Northern France during several summers. As a Fulbright Scholar (1951-1952), Hyslop returned to France, where she described in letters to Voorhees, the simplicity of French living, her outings to art events, and briefly discussed her views on French and U.S. politics. Also included are several short published writings by Hyslop on the French Revolution.

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The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • Hyslop, Beatrice Fry, 1899-
  • College teachers - United States - Correspondence.
  • France - Description and travel.
  • Historians - United States - Correspondence.
  • Hunter College - Faculty.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Faculty.
  • Paris (France) - Description and travel.
  • Women - Employment - United States - History - Sources.
  • Women college teachers - United States - Correspondence.
  • Women historians - United States - Correspondence.

  • Voorhees, Helen M. (Helen MacMurtrie), 1893-1982.

Genre terms
  • Letters

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