Rare Book & Manuscript Library

American College for Girls records, 1880s-1979

Series III: Records of the Dean

There are seven folders of dean's records. Three cover the period of Louise B. Wallace's deanship, mainly the period 1914-1919. Subjects relate primarily to the difficulties involved in bringing over new faculty in the light of wartime conditions.

Eleanor Burns became dean in 1924 and in 1932 received the added responsibilities of American vice president when the two colleges were merged. She served until her retirement in 1950. Earlier she held positions as registrar and professor of physics. Much of her correspondence can be found in the records of the New York Office. In the Dean's files there is an account of a memorial assembly held at the college following her death in 1952.

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Box 23 Folder 21-23 Correspondence to Louise B. Wallace, 1914-1919

Box 23 Folder 24 Correspondence to Wright from Burns, 1937, 1943, 1937, 1943

Box 23 Folder 25 Copies of Burns's general correspondence, 1920-1947

Box 23 Folder 26 General correspondence to Burns, 1916-1926

Box 23 Folder 27 Memorial Assembly for Burns, 1952