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Instituto Internacional records, 1891-1949.
2 boxes (7.5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0554 (LD 7093.9 I5 A2)

International Institute for Girls in Spain. Founded in Santander, Spain, 1877. Papers include brochures, pamphlets, annual reports, and other materials about the institution. Primarily documenting the work of Alice Gordon Gulick, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1867, in founding the school.

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South Hadley, MA

Historical Note

The International Institute for Girls in Spain was incorporated in 1892 under Massachusetts laws. Alice Gordon Gulick, a 1867 graduate of Mount Holyoke, founded this school in Santander, Spain. This school taught the women of Spain until World War I when economic hardship forced it to close. After World War II, the buildings were repossessed by the American Board, and they became a place for American programs. The Institute is presently coeducational and is dedicated to nonsecretarian education.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Brochures, pamphlets, annual reports, and other material relating to the private, non-profit, educational institution for women founded in Spain in 1877 by Alice Gordon Gulick.

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International Institure for Girls in Spain Collection, 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.

  • Gulick, Alice Gordon, 1847-1903.
  • Instituto Internacional (Madrid, Spain) - History - Sources.
  • International Institute for Girls in Spain - History - Sources.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Associated schools.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Daughter colleges.
  • Schools - Spain - History - Sources.
  • Women - Education - Spain - History - Sources.

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