Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women's Colleges from Their Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930s / Edition 2

Alma Mater: Design and Experience in the Women's Colleges from Their Nineteenth-Century Beginnings to the 1930s / Edition 2

by Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870238698

ISBN-13: 9780870238697

Pub. Date: 10/27/1993

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

An examination of the founding and development of the Seven Sisters colleges--Mount Holyoke, Vassar, Wellesley, Smith, Radcliffe, Bryn Mawr, and Barnard--Alma Mater focuses on the ideas behind their establishment and the colleges' architectural, academic, and social histories, as well as those of their twentieth-century successors--Sarah Lawrence, Bennington, and

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An examination of the founding and development of the Seven Sisters colleges--Mount Holyoke, Vassar, Wellesley, Smith, Radcliffe, Bryn Mawr, and Barnard--Alma Mater focuses on the ideas behind their establishment and the colleges' architectural, academic, and social histories, as well as those of their twentieth-century successors--Sarah Lawrence, Bennington, and Scripps.

University of Massachusetts Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870238697
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
10/27/1993
Edition description:
second edition with a new introduction
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,288,284
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.17(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1Foundings1
1Plain, Though Very Neat: Mount Holyoke9
2More Lasting Than the Pyramids: Vassar28
3That Beauty Which Is Truth: Wellesley42
4Acting a Manly Part: The Beginnings of College Life56
5To Preserve Her Womanliness: Smith69
6The Advantages of the So-called "Cottage System" Wellesley, Vassar82
7As Unnoticed as the Daughters of Any Cambridge Residents: Radcliffe95
8A Certain Style of "Quaker Lady" Dress: Bryn Mawr105
9Behold They are Women!: Bryn Mawr117
10The Stately Columned Way: Barnard134
Pt. 2Experience143
11The Life: Student Life147
12Households of Women: Faculty Life179
Pt. 3The Classic Design199
13The Necessities Peculiar to Women of Today: Wellesley, Smith, Vassar203
14A Larger School Room: Mount Holyoke223
15The Day of Small Things Is Over: Radcliffe, Barnard237
16A Great Design: Wellesley262
Pt. 4The Post-war Women's College275
17In Obedience to a Social Convention: College Life after 1920279
18In the Spirit of Our Times: Vassar, Mount Holyoke295
19The Training Which a College Can Give in Character and in the Art of Living: 1920s Dormitories307
20Without Reference to the Analogy of Colleges for Men: Sarah Lawrence, Bennington, Scripps319
Epilogue351
Notes357
Index399

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