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Dorothy Woodruff Hillman Papers, 1916-1996
2 boxes (.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 570

Abstract:
Teacher. Photographs, correspondence, and printed materials describing one year (1917-18) spent teaching the children of homesteaders at the Elkhead School in Routt County, Colorado.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection. This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to materials created by Dorothy Woodruff Hillman. Copyright to other materials may be owned by the creators, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Dorothy Woodruff (Hillman) was born in Auburn, N.Y., January 13, 1887, the daughter of Caroline Porter Beardsley and John Herman Woodruff. She attended Rye Seminary in Rye, N.Y., and graduated from Smith College in 1909. In 1916 she went to Routt County, Colorado with childhood friend and Smith College alumna, Rosamond Underwood, to teach for a year at the Elkhead School, built for the children of homesteaders who had come to settle in the Rocky Mountains. Woodruff later married Lemuel Serrell Hillman, with whom she had two daughters, Caroline and Hermione, and two sons, Serrell and Douglas. Throughout her life, Woodruff was active in civil and charitable work; she was executive director of the Grand Rapids (MI) chapter of the American Red Cross, and later became regional director for western Michigan. She died May 13, 1979.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Photographs, correspondence, and printed materials describing one academic year (1916-17) Woodruff and fellow Smith College alumna, Rosamond Underwood, spent teaching the children of homesteaders at the Elkhead School in Routt County, Colorado. The materials offer a small, compelling glimpse into rural life in the Rocky Mountains, as seen from the perspective of a young woman from the eastern United States.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection. This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to materials created by Dorothy Woodruff Hillman. Copyright to other materials may be owned by the creators, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Dorothy Woodruff Hillman Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The Dorothy Woodruff Hillman Papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection Caroline Hillman Backlund and Hermione H. Wickenden in 2007.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Burd Schlessinger, 2007.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

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Fax: (413) 585-2886

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Language
English

Contents List
Information provided by donor


Box 1: folder 1
Photographs of Dorothy Woodruff
1917-18

Box 1: folder 2
Reminiscences by Woodruff: transcriptions
n.d.

Box 1: folder 3-5
Correspondence



Woodruff, Dorothy to family(originals and photocopies)
1916-17

Box 1: folder 6-7
Woodruff, John Herman (father) to Dorothy Woodruff, and to family
1903-17

Box 1: folder 8
Third party
1916, 1974-76

Box 1: folder 9
Elkhead School



Description by Dorothy Woodruff
circa 1917

Box 1: folder 10
Surveys
1917

Box 1: folder 11-12
Student publication: ""Manhana"
1920

Box 1: folder 13
Carpenter Ranch: article, and pamphlet
1948, 1996

Box 1: folder 14
Underwood, Rosamond: eulogy, and photograph
1944, 1974

Box 1: folder 15
Oversize Materials



Saturday Evening Post: article about Carpenter Ranch
12 Apr 1952

Box 2
Western Farm Life: article about Elkhead School
1 Aug 1918

Box 2

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Subjects
  • Carpenter, Rosamond Underwood
  • Colorado--History--20th century--Sources
  • Hillman, Dorothy Woodruff, 1887-1979
  • Rural schools--Colorado--History--20th century--Sources
  • Teachers--Colorado--Biography--Sources

Contributors
  • Carpenter, Rosamond Underwood


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