Records of the Girls' High School Association, 1837-1966 (inclusive), 1870-1955 (bulk)
- Majority of material found within 1870-1955
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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
5.55 linear feet ((11 file boxes, 1 folio box) plus 1 folio folder, 9 photograph folders, 3 folio photograph folders)
Significant material regarding women and children's experience of life during World War I can also be found in this collection. The Fatherless Children of France (1916-1920) was a relief organization that connected American sponsors, or "godparents," to French children under sixteen whose fathers had been killed in war. The Samuel Eliot Memorial Association participated in this program supporting five children from 1917 to 1930 (#8.7-11.3, PD.1fv). These materials provide detailed information on life in France for women and children during World War I.
The Girls' High School Association, the alumnae association of the Girls' High School, Boston, was first organized during the Civil War to encourage social reunions and promote the welfare of the school. An offshoot organization, the Samuel Eliot Memorial Association, open to teachers and a minimum of two members of each class, was founded in 1899. Samuel Eliot was the headmaster of the Girls' High School from 1872 to 1876 and a lifelong supporter of the Girls' High School. The purpose of this secondary organization was to cherish Samuel Eliot's memory and ideals, to maintain a Christmas concert, and to chronicle the life of the school.
- Series I. Girls' High School Association, 1837-1966 (#1.1-11.6, 12FB1v, FD.1)
- Series II. Photographs, ca.1867-1921 (#PD.1fv-PD.12)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Mary Kiley in November 1979.
By: Rose C. Oliveira with assistance from Dan Bullman
- Boston (Mass.)--Social life and customs
- Class reunions--Massachusetts--Boston
- France--Description and travel--19th century
- Germany--Description and travel--19th century
- Girls--Education (Secondary)--Massachusetts--Boston
- Greece--Description and travel--19th century
- High school students--Massachusetts--Boston
- High school teachers--Massachusetts--Boston
- High schools--Alumni and alumnae--Societies, etc.
- Italy--Description and travel--19th century
- School administrators--Massachusetts--Boston
- Women teachers--United States
- World War, 1914-1918--Children--France
- World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief
- World War, 1914-1918--Women
- Girls' High School Association (Boston, Mass.). Records of the Girls' High School Association, 1837-1966 (inclusive), 1870-1955 (bulk): A Finding Aid
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