Five College Archives and Manuscript
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Ducro papers, 1918-1975.
1 box (2.5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0798 (LD 7096.6 1922 Ducro)

Ducro, Genevra, 1900-1987; teacher, librarian. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1922. Papers contain a photograph album, biographical information, and photographs; primarily relates to her time as a student at Mount Holyoke College.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Genevera Ducro was born in Ashtabula, Ohio on August 1, 1900 to John P. Ducro, a merchant, and Carrie L. Butts Ducro. She was valedictorian of her class at Ashtabula High School and attended Mount Holyoke College from 1918-1922. She was secretary of her class and graduated with a B.A. in economics and English literature. Ducro was a Young Women's Christian Association secretary in New York and Illinois, and taught junior high school for many years in Ohio and in Hawaii. She attended Case Western Reserve University, receiving a Master's in Library Science in about 1944. She worked in various libraries and was a founding member of the Women's Fortnightly Club and the Ashtabula branch of the American Association of University Women. Ducro lived with Florence Brugger, a Mount Holyoke College classmate, for a number of years. She died in Ashtabula on August 30, 1987 at the age of eighty-seven.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Genevra Ducro Papers consist of a photograph album, biographical information, and photographs. The material chiefly relates to her time as a student at Mount Holyoke College, 1918-1922. Included in the album are numerous snapshots depicting social activities and college traditions. The majority of the photographs show Ducro and her friends atop Mt. Holyoke Range on Mountain Day, participating in theatrical performances, and playing in the snow. A few photographs also show Mount Holyoke College students at the Young Women's Christian Association summer camp at Silver Bay, N.Y. Scenes of different parts of campus, the interior of a dorm room, and pictures from the 1922 Commencement are also included. The biographical material, 1925-1987, includes a biographical note, a newspaper clipping discussing an automobile trip Ducro took with classmate Florence Brugger and her obituary. Two copies of a photograph taken during her senior year at Mount Holyoke College are also included in the collection.

This collection is organized into three series:

  • Photograph Album
  • Biographical Information
  • Photographs

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Genevra Ducro papers, Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA.

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Search Terms
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.

  • Brugger, Florence, 1901-1988.
  • Ducro, Genevra, 1900-1987.
  • College students - Massachusetts.
  • Holyoke, Mount (Mass.)
  • Mount Holyoke College - Buildings - Photographs.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Campus - Photographs.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Photographs.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student life - 1918-1922.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Students.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Traditions.
  • Mountain Day - 1918-1922.
  • Mountain Day - Massachusetts - South Hadley.
  • Student activities - Massachusetts - South Hadley.
  • Women college students - Massachusetts.
  • Young Women's Christian Association (Mount Holyoke College).

Genre terms
  • Photograph albums.
  • Photographs.

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