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1 Wellesley College HACKETT, Alice Payne Wellesley, Part of the American Story. First Edition in dustjacket
E. P Dutton and Co, , Inc., Publishers, New York, 1949, 
(Wellesley College). HACKETT, Alice Payne. Wellesley, Part of the American Story. New York : E. P Dutton and Co, , Inc., Publishers, 1949. First Edition. Pp (6),7-320 + 8 pp plates. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt seal to front,gilt lettering to spine. History of one of the premier colleges for women. The third volume in the American College and University series. "This book is ihe whole story of Wellelesley, from its unusual founding to the latest achievements of its alumnae, faculty and students. It is a book crowded wi th warm and nostalgic memories, with delightful individual stories, and with absorbing achievements. Welleslev is a vision come true, the vision of two creative people, Henry and PauJine Durant. Today, however, it is more than that, for the Durants, who used their property and their fortune to founda college for women on a new plan, were also wise enough to allow it to gr ow and develop in step with a changing world. In 1874, on a site of great natural beauty, the Wellesley Female Seminary was incorporated, changing itsname two years later to Wellesley College. Far removed from the typical "f inishing schools" of the day, it was a college unique in many respects: itsfirst president was the first woman in such a post; every member of its fi rst faculty was a woman; its founder believed that "Women can do the work."Among those early faculty members weree some ol the greatest women of Amer ica. The charmiiing, able Ada Howard, first president of Wellesley, was succeeded by a remarkable young woman, the famouus Alice Freeman. Other Wellesley figures of those daysys were Mary Elizabeth Horton, first Professor of Greek; Louise Manning Hodgkins, Professor of English Literature; Susan Marie Hollowell, who moulded Wellesley's well-known Department of Botany; Katherine Coman, the historian and economist; Sarah Whiting, Professor of Physics, who opened the second student laboratory in that science in the United States." (from the dj). Contents : I. The Founders. II. For the Glory of God. III. The College Beautiful : 1. The First Faculty; 2. The First Students.IV. They Built No Monuments. V. Palms and Paintings. VI. Out from Dreams a nd Theories. VII. Friend of the College. VIII. A Strong Abode. IX. Into theNew Century : 1. Wellesley's Crusaders; 2. Our Country College. X. Incipit Vita Nova : 1. The First World War; 2. The Semi-Centennial. XI. Wellesley in the World : 1. The Building Era; 2. New Towers Rise. XII. The College Community. Very good, bright in worn, torn dustjacket. 30.00

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