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Horner papers, [ca. 1880]-1987.
6 boxes (2.3 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 0549 (LD 7092.8 Horner)

Horner, Joyce Mary, 1903-1980; Writer and college teacher. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1944-1969. Papers include journals, correspondence, writings, reviews of her novels, records from English courses, biographical information and photographs. Chiefly documenting her academic career and publications.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Joyce Mary Horner was born on July 13, 1903, in Yorkshire, England. She received a B.A. in 1925 from St. Hilda's College, Oxford, a diploma in Education in 1926 and an M.A. in 1928 from Smith College. She worked at various schools and colleges before coming to Mount Holyoke in 1944 as an assistant professor in the English Department. She was chair of the English Department from 1947 through 1950, and became a full professor in 1966. She retired in 1969, but continued publishing novels and poems. Joyce M. Horner died on March 24, 1980, in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Joyce Mary Horner Papers consist chiefly of journals written from 1930-1961 and 1975-1977 and includes correspondence, 1942-1976; published and unpublished writings, circa 1921-1986, including articles and reviews relating to her novels; records from her English courses at Mount Holyoke; biographical material and memorabilia; and photographs of Horner, her relatives and friends, circa 1880-1968.

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Joyce M. Horner Papers, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachusetts

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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.

  • Horner, Joyce Mary, 1903-
  • College teachers - Massachusetts - Biography.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Faculty - Biography.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student papers - circa 1951-1968.
  • Mount Holyoke College. - English Dept.
  • Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography.
  • Poets, American - 20th century - Biography.
  • Women college teachers - Massachusetts - Biography.
  • Women novelists - Massachusetts - 20th century - Biography.
  • Women poets - Massachusetts - 20th century - Biography.

Genre terms
  • Diaries
  • Letters
  • Notebooks
  • Poems

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