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Guide to the Ruth Hornblower Churchill Papers, 1932-1963 (bulk 1933-1934)

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Churchill, Ruth Hornblower
Title: Ruth Hornblower Churchill Papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1932-1963
Bulk Dates: 1933-1934
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Abstract: Correspondece and other materials relating to Churchill's time as a trustee of Vassar College, particularly regarding international alumni.
Forms of Materials: correspondence, reports

Biographical Note

Ruth Hornblower Churchill (VC 1908), VC alumna trustee, compiled The Home Bible and wrote Mother's Chronicle. A kindergarten and first grade teacher, Churchill co-founded the Harvard Arlington Guidance Program. Churchill was married to three husbands: Robert Atkins, Chester Greenough and Lawrence W. Churchill.

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Chronology

18 Apr 1887 Ruth Hornblower born, Arlington, MA
1908 Graduated Vassar College
1910 Married Robert W. Atkins
1927 Divorced Robert W. Atkins
1931 Married Chester Noyes Greenough
1936 Co-founded Harvard Arlington Guidance Program
1938 Chester Noyes, Harvard University English Professor, Greenough died
1953 Married Lawrence Whitfield Churchill
1959 Lawrence Churchill died
9 July 1970 Ruth Hornblower Churchill died

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Scope and Content Note

The Ruth Churchill Papers include correspondence, drafts of speeches eulogizing VC alumni Harriet Sawyer and Martha Bowie Branch, and materials related to Alumnae House events. Particularly notable is the correspondence between Churchill and VC international alumni regarding VC's impact on their lives as well as their activities since graduation.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Related Material

  • Churchill biographical file in the AAVC (Alumnae and Alumni of Vassar College) Records.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Branch, Martha Bowie
  • Sawyer, Harriet

Organizations:

  • Vassar College--Alumni and alumnae

Subjects:

  • College trustees
  • Students, Foreign -- United States

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Encoding Information

Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 17 Mar 2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ruth Hornblower Churchill Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections Library staff.

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Container List

Folder 1.1 Foreign students' letters, 1933-1934, 1963
- Includes correspondence between Churchill and VC international alumni regarding VC's impact on their lives as well as their activities since graduation.
Folder 1.2 Miscellaneous
- Materials and drafts of speeches eulogizing VC alumni Harriet Sawyer and Martha Bowie Branch, as well as Alumni House events. Folder includes correspondence between Churchill and Janet [Churchill's neice?], the Office of the [VC] President, Mary Bell, Alumnae House Registrar and Zeta Thornbury
Folder 1.3 Report: Retiring Alumni Trustees - Responses, 1934
- Includes a printed report on Churchill's study of VC's international students and correspondence as well as materials related to her retirement.
Folder 1.4 Trustee's Scholarship Committee, 1932-1934

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