Guide to the Ruth Hornblower Churchill Papers, 1932-1963 (bulk 1933-1934)
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Related Material
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Creator:||Churchill, Ruth Hornblower|
|Title:||Ruth Hornblower Churchill Papers,|
|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|
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.
|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|
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.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- Churchill biographical file in the AAVC (Alumnae and Alumni of Vassar College) Records.
- Branch, Martha Bowie
- Sawyer, Harriet
- Vassar College--Alumni and alumnae
- College trustees
- Students, Foreign -- United States
Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 17 Mar 2009.
Ruth Hornblower Churchill Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections Library staff.
|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.|
|- 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|