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President Elizabeth Blanchard Records, 1856-1891
4 ( .3linear ft.)
Collection number: RG4.9 (LD7082.3)

Abstract:
The personal and professional information about Elizabeth Blanchard consists of correspondence from 1856-1891; biographical materials which include a large number of articles written after her death, tributes and memorials; journal excerpts of students and colleagues; and photographs.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Historical Note

Elizabeth Blanchard was born in 1834 in Sandwich, New Hampshire, and taught for a few years before entering Mount Holyoke. She graduated from the Seminary in 1858. She served as Associate Principal from 1872-1883 with Anna C. Edwards, and was Principal of the Seminary from 1883-1888. During her tenure she upgraded the curriculum and introduced more non-Seminary-trained teachers. The College charter was granted in 1888, whereupon she became Acting President of the Seminary and College until 1889. She died in 1891. In 1950, Blanchard Hall was renamed in her honor.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The personal and professional information about Elizabeth Blanchard consists of correspondence from 1856-1891; biographical materials which include a large number of articles written after her death, tributes and memorials; journal excerpts of students and colleagues; and photographs. Several items contained in the correspondence and biographical material are either written or compiled by Anna C. Edwards. The records provide information on Blanchard's life and teaching career at the Seminary, and her accomplishments in elevating the general standard of the school.


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Office of the President, Elizabeth Blanchard Records, Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA.

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Contact Information
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
8 Dwight Hall
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

Phone: (413) 538-2013
Fax: (413) 538-2370

Email Reference Form: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/forms/areq.htm
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Language
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