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Kingston Papers, ca. 1898-1936 (Bulk: ca. 1898-1899)
1 box (2.5 linear in)
Collection number: MS 0822 (LD 7096.6 1899 Woodman)

Kingston, Mary Woodman, 1876-1964; student. Mount Holyoke College graduate, 1899. Papers contain a notebook, a calendar, biographical information and a photograph concerning primarily her study of art history while at Mount Holyoke.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Mary Milton Woodman was born on July 8 1876, in (West) Lebanon, New Hampshire to Milton Sawyer Woodman and Mary Emma Morey Woodman. She entered Mount Holyoke College in 1895, majored in Latin with minors in history and Greek and received a B.A. degree in 1899. Following her graduation, she taught high school in Windsor (Vermont), Montaque (Massachusetts), Woodsville (New Hampshire), and White River Junction (Vermont), and then became a private tutor in 1906. She married William John Kingston, an architectural sheet metal worker, and had three daughters. The Kingstons lived in Springfield, Massachusetts where she died on September 28, 1964 at the age of eighty-seven.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Mary Woodman Kingston Papers consist of a notebook, a calendar, biographical information and a photograph. The notebook contains notes taken from a History of Art class at Mount Holyoke College in 1898-1899. It is quite extensive and includes photographs of ancient monuments and drawings of the vertical dimensions of the great pyramids. Topics studied include "The Art of the Sphynx Creation" and "Primitive Greece", The 1899 calendar published by Antikamnia Chemical Company in St. Louis is entitled "Skeleton Sketches" and was made primarily for distribution to members of the medical profession. Biographical information consists of newspaper clippings dated 1923 and 1936 and a biographical note from about 1915. The photograph is a picture of Kingston in a cap and gown taken during her senior year at Mount Holyoke, 1899.

Material from this collection is available in an online digital format.

This collection is organized into four series:

  • Notebook
  • Calendar
  • Biographical Information
  • Photograph

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Mary Woodman Kingston 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.

  • Kingston, Mary Woodman, 1876-1964.
  • Antikamnia Chemical Company (St. Louis, Mo.)
  • Art - Study and teaching (Higher) - Massachusetts.
  • Art, Classical - Study and teaching (Higher) - Massachusetts.
  • College students - Massachusetts.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Curricula.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student notebooks - 1898-1899.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Students.
  • Women college students - Massachusetts.

Genre terms
  • Calendars.
  • Notebooks.
  • Photographs.

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