Five College Archives and Manuscript
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Kinney Papers, 1920-1921.
1 box (2.5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0616 (LD 7096.6 1924 Kinney)

Kinney, Elizabeth Tucker, 1904- ; Zoologist. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1924. Papers consist of diaries, postcards, and photographs. Primarily documenting academic and social life in high school and at Mount Holyoke.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Tucker Kinney was born on January 5, 1904, the daughter of Asa Kinney, professor of Plant Science at Mount Holyoke College. She attended Holyoke High School and graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1924. In 1926 she received an M.S. from Washington University. She studied at the University of Pittsburgh, and spent several summers at Woods Hole doing research. In 1927 she began studying at Columbia University. At the same time she began working at Washington Square College. In 1929 she took up a teaching post in zoology at Barnard College. She married Leonard G. Worley in 1931, and they had two children, Leonora and Jeannette. In 1940 she received a Ph.D. from Columbia.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Elizabeth Tucker Kinney Papers contain two diaries, dated 1920-21, several postcards from Northfield Seminary and two photographs. The first diary describes her life as a high school senior living in South Hadley. The second diary records the experiences of a day student at Mount Holyoke College.

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Elizabeth T. Kinney Papers, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachusetts

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
8 Dwight Hall
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South Hadley, MA 01075

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Encoding funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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  • Holyoke (Mass.)
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student life - 1920-1921.

Genre terms
  • Diaries
  • Scrapbooks.

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