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Guide to the Emeline Bartlett Nollen Papers, 1866-1907, bulk 1890-1906

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Nollen, Emmeline Bartlett
Title: Emeline Bartlett Nollen Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1866-1907
Bulk Dates: 1890-1906
Quantity: 0.3 cubic feet (1 volume)
Abstract: One photograph album which documents Nollen's life from her time as a student at Vassar College (1890-1894) and the University of Chigago (1894-1895). It also included images from her many positions as a teacher of Greek and Latin. There are portraits of her classmates at Vassar College, the University of Chicago, and Providence High School, as well as portraits and candid photographs of friends and family in Chicago; Grinell, Iowa; Saratoga, New York; Alleghany, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island; and Lake Forest, Illinois.
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Historical Note

Emeline Barston Bartlett was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on the 30th of April 1873. Her mother was Anna Jane Barston, and her father was Reverend Edward Otis Bartlett, a native of Poughkeepsie. She graduated from Vassar College in 1894 and went on to graduate school at the University of Chicago. She was a preceptress at Iowa College Academy in Grinnell, IA from 1895 to 1898, and later taught Greek (and possibly Latin) at the Halsted School in Yonkers, NY, Allegheny Academy in Pennsylvania, a school owned by her brother in Saratoga, NY, and the Ethical Culture School in New York City.

Emeline Bartlett married John Scholte Nollen in September 1906. Soon after their marriage, he was asked to serve as president of Lake Forest College. They had two children: Anna Barstow Nollen (VC 1928) and Emeline Bartlett Nollen. Nollen died in childbirth on the 10th of November 1910. Her sister, Louise Stevens Bartlett (VC 1900), married John Nollen on the 25th of June 1913 and raised her sister's children with him.

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Scope and Content Note

One photograph album which documents Nollen's life from her time as a student at Vassar College (1890-1894) and the University of Chigago (1894-1895). It also included images from her many positions as a teacher of Greek and Latin. There are portraits of her classmates at Vassar College, the University of Chicago, and Providence High School, as well as portraits and candid photographs of friends and family in Chicago; Grinell, Iowa; Saratoga, New York; Alleghany, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island; and Lake Forest, Illinois.

While at Vassar, Emeline befriended Blanche Ferry Hooker and her sister Queene Ferry Coonley. Pictures of the Ferry sisters and their children are included in the photograph album, as well as images of Milfer, their farm in the Catskills. There are many images of the Bartlett extended family, and some of John Nollen's family. There are some picture of her sister Louise (VC 1900) at Vassar.

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Access

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

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Nollen, John Scholte, 1869-1952
  • Nollen, Louise Bartlett

Organizations:

  • University of Chicago--Students
  • Vassar College--Students

Subjects:

  • Women college students--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie.

Document Types:

  • Photograph albums
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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Streett, December 2018.

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Preferred Citation

Emeline Bartlett Nollen Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Removed from Student Materials Collection (Photograph Album no. 153) by Laura Streett in December 2018.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Louise Bartlett Nollen, 26 April 1961

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