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Dippel papers, 1929-1933, 2001.
1 box (2.5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0803 (LD 7096.6 1933 Peppler)

Dippel, Rosalie Peppler, 1911-2001; student. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1933. Papers contain course records, biographical information and photographs; primarily consisting of notebooks and papers for astronomy and religion courses taken at Mount Holyoke College.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Leona Rosalie Peppler was born on September 4, 1911 in Newark, New Jersey to Nelson H. Peppler, a construction engineer and Leona Coe Peppler. After attending public schools in Caldwell and Glen Ridge, New Jersey, she went to Mount Holyoke College between 1929-1933, graduating with a degree in religion and a minor in astronomy. She was briefly employed as a file clerk at Cum and Foster fire insurance agency and from 1933-1935 worked as a secretary with the Chase National Bank. She subsequently worked as a secretary to the principal of Milwaukee-Downer Seminary and to the head of the Community Development and Maintenance for the Federal Resettlement Administration in Washington, D.C. From 1935-1942 she worked as executive secretary to the vice president of Beneficial Management Corporation in Newark, N.J. In September 1939 she married John Willard Dippel, and attorney and they had two children. She died at the age of eighty-nine on May 5, 2001 in Brunswick, Maine.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Rosalie Peppler Dippel Papers consist of course records, biographical information and photographs. These papers primarily consist of notebooks for astronomy courses and papers written for religion. The papers include comments written by religion professors Henry W. Luce, Edwin E. Calverley, George W. Brown and Mary Inda Hussey. Topics of her religion papers include "A Life of Jesus", "Isaiah's place in history", "Political Ties binding Western Asia", "Arabia before Islam", "Muhammad and the Quran", "A composition of the Gita and the Lotus", "What it was in the beginning and what became of the end" and Hindu ideas on salvation". Biographical information is limited to her obituary, May 2001. The photographs are of Abbey Memorial Chapel, members of the Outing Club, and residents of North Hillside (later North Mandelle) dormitory. The collection also includes a photograph of music professor William Churchill Hammond, with an inscription to Dippel, June 12, 1933, and four copies of a photograph of Dippel taken in her senior year at Mount Holyoke College, 1932-1933.

This collection is organized into three series:

  • Course Records
  • Biographical Information
  • Photographs

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Rosalie Peppler Dippel Papers, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA.

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South Hadley, MA 01075

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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.

  • Calverley, Edwin Elliott, 1882-1971.
  • Dippel, Rosalie Peppler, 1911-2001.
  • Hussey, M. I. (Mary Inda), 1876-1952.
  • Luce, Henry Winters, 1868-1941.
  • Abbey Memorial Chapel (South Hadley, Massachusetts).
  • Astronomy - Study and teaching (Higher) - Massachusetts.
  • College students - Massachusetts.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Curricula.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Outing Club.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student notebooks - 1929-1933.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student papers - 1929-1933.
  • North Mandelle Hall (South Hadley, Massachusetts).
  • Religion - Study and teaching (Higher) - Massachusetts.
  • Women college students - Massachusetts.

  • Hammond, William Churchill, 1860-1949

Genre terms
  • Notebooks.
  • Photographs.

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