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9/29/2011 2/2/2016

Josephine Pinckney (1895 - 1957)

Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney (January 25, 1895 – October 4, 1957) was a novelist and poet in the literary revival of the American South after World War I. Her first best-selling novel was ...

1/26/2016 1/26/2016

Abby Kirk MP (1865 - 1950)

"Abbie"

The Misses Kirk's School, Bryn Mawr, has been conducted by them since 1899. Miss Abby Kirk , a graduate of Bryn Mawr in the class of '92, and her sister, Miss Sophia Kirk, were previously on the staff ...

1/9/2016 1/10/2016

Antonia Maury (1866 - 1952)

Antonia Maury (March 21, 1866–January 8, 1952) was an American astronomer who published an important early catalog of stellar spectra.

12/30/2015 12/30/2015

Benazir Bhutto MP (1953 - 2007)

"Benzair Bhutto"

Benazir Bhutto (Sindhi: بينظير ڀٽو;Benzair Bhutto ; 21 June 1953 – 27 December 2007) was a Pakistan-born politician, with Pakistani...

1/29/2011 12/20/2015

Hannah Willard Lyman MP (1816 - 1871)

Obituary Hannah Willard Lyman , daughter of the late Theodore Lyman, was born in " old Northampton " in 1816. Here amid these peaceful retreats, stately elms and lovely landscapes, the first years of...

11/20/2015 12/20/2015

Mary Borden (1886 - 1968)

"May"

Mary Borden (1886–1968) was an early 20th-century, Anglo-American novelist. Life Mary Borden - known as May by her friends and family - was born into a wealthy Chicago family. She attended...

2/1/2013 12/16/2015

Nancy Vincent McClelland MP (1877 - 1959)

From Hannah's Treasures - Vintage Wallpaper Known for her immense contributions to interior design, education, and historic preservation, Nancy Vincent McClelland (b. 1877- d. 1959) designed and re...

11/3/2015 11/4/2015

Zora Neale Hurston MP (1891 - 1960)

from: Google Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. Wikipedia Born: January 7, 1891, Notasulga, AL Died: January 28, 1960...

1/7/2014 10/30/2015

Dorothy Wallerstein (1888 - 1976)

Barnard College, class of 1909. There is a scholarship fund established in her name, the Dorothy Calman Wallerstein ’09 Scholarship Fund:

2/15/2015 10/26/2015

Judith Socolov MP (1921 - 2011)

Judith Coplon Socolov (May 17, 1921 – February 26, 2011)[1] was an alleged KGB spy whose trials, convictions and successful appeals had a profound influence on espionage prosecutions during th...

1/25/2009 10/26/2015

Florence Cane (1882 - 1952)

Florence Cane (1882-1952) was a Progressive art educator who worked to release the inner artist in each child through the use of creative, therapeutic techniques. She began teaching art at the Walden S...

2/7/2009 10/26/2015

Tania Sikorsky von York (1918 - 2008)

1/9/2013 10/26/2015

Jennifer Goldwyn (Howard) (1925 - 1993)

"Jennifer Howard", "Clare Jenness Howard"

Jennifer Howard (March 23, 1925 - December 14, 1993), born Clare Jenness Howard, was the daughter of prominent author and screenwriter Sidney Howard (1891-1939) and actress Clare Eames (1896-1930). S...

2/11/2012 10/26/2015

Patricia McManus (1915 - 2005)

Patricia McManus, an editor, writer and critic, died of complications of atherosclerosis February 13, 2005. at her home in Washington DC, at the age of 90. She worked for 25 years in the literary wor...

10/10/2014 10/26/2015

Elizabeth Bettman (1918 - 1990)

Elisabeth Robb Bettman, who taught English at the University of Cincinnati for 25 years, died Nov. 26 at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati. She was 72 years old and lived in Cincinnati. Mrs. Bettman died...

9/11/2014 10/26/2015

Nadia Alice Elins (1925 - 1993)

Nadia C. Elins - Library Commissioner - Martinsburg - Nadia C. Elins, 67, died Friday at City Hospital following a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Irene and Sol Cohen. She was 1943 cla...

5/31/2014 10/26/2015

Helen Eugenia Lipman (1889 - 1973)

Helen and six other women stared Alpha Phi Epsilon sorority at Barnard College in 1910.

3/6/2007 10/26/2015

Rena Coen (c.1925 - 2001)

Art historian Rena Neumann Coen, whose influential books and lectures on 19th-century Minnesota artists illuminated long-ignored aspects of the state's cultural history, died Thursday at her home in St...

9/21/2014 10/26/2015

Catherine Crook de Camp, (November 6, 1907, New York City – April 9, 2000, Plano, Texas) was an American science fiction and fantasy author and editor. Most of whose work was done in collabora...

1/6/2012 10/26/2015

Frances U. Lauber (c.1920 - d.)

1935 On the Honor Roll at Packer Collegiate Insitute in the "Second Academic Class." 30 April 1937 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), p. 4 38 Packer Students Attain Honor Places ... Seven...

9/11/2014 10/26/2015

Justine Polier (1903 - d.)

JUSTINE WISE POLIER 1903 – 1987 by Joyce Antler A distinguished judge of the New York City Family Court for thirty-eight years, Justine Wise Polier promoted the rights of children inside a...

10/7/2009 10/26/2015

Patricia Stern (1935 - 1980)

8/31/2008 10/26/2015

Elsbeth Kroeber (1882 - 1969)

11/5/2010 10/22/2015

Betrice Coleman (1916 - 1990)

Beatrice Coleman, Philanthropist, 74; Headed Maidenform Published: June 14, 1990 Beatrice Coleman, chairwoman of Maidenform Inc., a manufacturer of lingerie, died on Tuesday at her home in the Rive...

7/31/2014 10/22/2015

Dorothy ROMAN (1900 - 1991)

10/16/2009 10/22/2015

Pierina McLaughlin (1876 - d.)

Appears on 1880 census, age 4, living with family in Jersey City, NJ. Received a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College in 1907. Lived at 234 West 136th Street and 2040 Seventh Ave., NYC. Member of Fren...

10/17/2009 10/22/2015

Louise Loeb (1887 - 1969)

2/11/2007 10/22/2015

Amy Loveman MP (1881 - 1955)

Amy Loveman (1881 - 1955) Amy Loveman was one of the founding editors of the Saturday Review of Literature and an associate editor of the Book-of-the-Month Club for many years from its inception. ...

4/21/2013 10/22/2015

Joan Vollmer (1923 - 1951)

Joan Vollmer (February 4, 1923 – September 6, 1951[2]) was the most prominent female member of the early Beat Generation circle. While a student at Barnard College, she became the roommate of ...

9/17/2012 10/22/2015

Edie Parker (1922 - 1993)

Edie Kerouac-Parker (1922–1993) was the author of her memoir, "You'll Be Okay" from the Beat Generation, and the first wife of Jack Kerouac. She and Joan Vollmer shared an apartment on 118th S...

12/9/2012 10/22/2015

Franziska Marie Boas (1902 - 1988)

Franziska Marie Boas (b. 8 Jan. 1902; d. 22 Dec. 1988), pioneering dancer, percussionist, teacher, ethnologist, and therapist, was born in New York City, the youngest of six children of noted anthropol...

11/17/2010 10/22/2015

Grace Gold (c.1961 - 1979)

In 1979 a Barnard student, Grace Gold, was killed by a piece of masonry that dropped like a bomb from an eighth-story window on West 115th Street. This is like a 10-million-to-1 possibility -- no, more...

1/3/2009 10/22/2015

Dorothy Ulrich Troubetzkoy MP (1914 - 2003)

"Ulrich Troubetzkoy", "Dorothy Ulrick"

Dorothy Ulrich Troubetzkoy was born in Hartford on November 17, 1914, and she became an award-winning author, poet and journalist. Troubetzkoy was educated at Vassar College followed by the Universit...

8/4/2013 10/21/2015

Li-ying Shen 沈驪英 (1898 - 1941)

"驪英"

沈骊英(1901—1941),女,名家惠,桐乡乌镇人。祖父沈善蒸精历...

5/9/2008 10/13/2015

Barbara Sun (1915 - 2007)

9/12/2015 9/12/2015

Rulan Chao Pian 卞趙如蘭 (1922 - 2013)

"Iris"

1/23/2013 9/11/2015

Wan-ying Hsieh 謝婉瑩 (冰心) (1900 - 1999)

"冰心"

Hsieh Wan-ying, known as Ping Hsin, poet, essayist, and short story writer.

3/15/2015 9/7/2015

Ch'en Heng-che, China's first female professor, taught Western history at National Peking and National Southeastern universities. An early associate of Hu Shih, she wrote short stories and poems in the...

11/24/2014 9/7/2015

SaLees Smith Seddon (1915 - 1984)

. Mrs. SaLees (Smith) Seddon, daughter of Luther Ely Smith (June 11, 1873 - April 2, 1951). Luther Ely Smith was a St. Louis Lawyer and civic booster and is referred to by the National Park Service...

8/18/2015 8/18/2015
       

Alice Cooper Bailey (1890 - 1978)

Alice Cooper Bailey, wrote several articles and books including two Dutch folk stories, a popular Hawaiian children's book Kimo in 1928, and a biography of Robert Louis Stevenson in 1966. She was part ...

6/14/2015 6/14/2015

Dorothy Kunhardt (1901 - 1979)

Dorothy Kunhardt (née Dorothy Meserve; September 29, 1901 – December 23, 1979) was an American children's-book author, best known for the baby book Pat the Bunny. She was also a histori...

4/14/2015 6/7/2015
       
       
       
       

Dorothy Aldis (1896 - 1966)

Dorothy Aldis (March 13, 1896 – July 4, 1966) was a children's author and poet.

6/7/2015 6/7/2015

Julia Clifford Lathrop MP (1858 - 1932)

|1071 Social Reformer. A college friend of Hull House founder Jane Addams, she worked for Addams as a county visitor and later served as a member of the Illinois State Board of Charities. In 1901 s...

2/16/2009 6/6/2015

Meg Wolitzer (born May 28, 1959) is an American writer, best known for The Wife, The Ten-Year Nap, The Uncoupling, and The Interestings. She currently works as an instructor in the MFA program at Sto...

1/25/2010 6/2/2015

Margaret Bateson MP (1901 - 1978)

Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) American cultural anthropologist who featured frequently as an author and speaker in the mass media during the 1960s and 1970s. She earn...

2/9/2009 5/30/2015

Laura Benét MP (1884 - 1979)

Born at Fort Hamilton, New York, on June 1, 1884, the daughter of Colonel James Walker and Frances Neill Rose Benet. She graduated from the Emma Willard School, Troy, New York; received a B.A. degree...

11/13/2011 5/25/2015

Anne Clark Martindell (1914 - 2008)

Anne Clark Martindell (July 18, 1914 – June 11, 2008) was an American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey, as well as a diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to New Zealand f...

2/2/2014 5/19/2015
       

Sally Sterling Quinn MP

Icel, Yenişehir, Mersin Province, Turkey

Icel, Yenişehir, Mersin Province, Turkey

Sally Sterling Quinn (born July 1, 1941) is an American author and journalist, who writes about religion for a blog at The Washington Post.

10/25/2008 5/3/2015

Caroline Young Rheault (1927 - 2006)

Caroline "Nan" Young (1927–2006) was a Vassar College student from New York. She married Robert Bradley Rheault and they had three children: Susanne; Michèle; and Robert B. "Skid" Rheau...

5/1/2015 5/1/2015

Elizabeth Hughes Gossett (1907 - 1981)

Elizabeth Hughes Gossett (August 19, 1907 - April 21, 1981) the daughter of U.S. politician Charles Evans Hughes, was one of the first patients treated with insulin. She received over 42,000 insulin ...

4/1/2007 4/20/2015

Avis Thayer Bohlen (born 20 April 1940 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania) is a diplomat and former Assistant Secretary for Arms Control (1999–2002) and United States Ambassador to Bulgaria (1996 ...

2/17/2012 4/19/2015

Elizabeth Alice "Ali" MacGraw (born April 1, 1939) is an American actress. She first gained attention for her role in Goodbye, Columbus in 1969, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Most Prom...

10/30/2008 4/16/2015

Florieda Batson (1900 - 1996)

Florieda Batson was captain of the first American women's Olympic team. Florieda Batson (born November 20, 1900, New Orleans, Louisiana; died January 31, 1996, New Orleans) was an American hurdler ...

6/4/2014 4/16/2015

Amy Goodman (born April 13, 1957) is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. Goodman's investigative journalism career includes coverage of the East...

4/14/2014 4/15/2015

Babette Deutsch MP (1895 - 1982)

Babette Deutsch (September 22, 1895 – November 13, 1982) was an American poet, critic, translator, and novelist. Born in New York City, the daughter of Michael and Melanie (Fisher) Deutsch, ...

7/1/2011 4/13/2015

Alice Stewart Trillin (1938 - 2001)

Alice Stewart Trillin (May 8, 1938 – September 11, 2001) was an American educator, author, film producer and longtime muse to her husband, author Calvin Trillin. She was also known for her w...

3/3/2009 4/11/2015

Judith Krantz (born on January 9, 1928) is a Jewish-American novelist who writes in the romance genre. Her works include Scruples, Princess Daisy, and Till We Meet Again. Contents [show] Biography[...

10/4/2008 4/10/2015

Betty Friedan MP (1921 - 2006)

"Bettye Goldstein"

Betty Friedan (February 4, 1921 - February 4, 2006) was an American writer, activist, and feminist. A leading figure in the Women's Movement in the United States, her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique ...

10/20/2007 4/9/2015

Dorothy Schiff MP (1903 - 1989)

"Dolly"

Dorothy Schiff, owner of The New York Post for 37 years, died early yesterday in her apartment on the East Side of Manhattan. She was 86 years old. The Post's vice president for editorial and adm...

2/19/2010 4/8/2015

Erica Jong (née Mann; born March 26, 1942) is an American author and teacher best known for her fiction and poetry, and particularly for her 1973 novel Fear of Flying. The book became famously...

11/11/2014 4/8/2015

Edith Elsas (1914 - 2010)

Family-Placed Death Notice ELSAS, Edith EDITH LEVY ELSAS Edith Levy Elsas died peacefully at home on December 24th, 2010, surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren, friends and caregivers. She...

3/18/2014 4/8/2015

Dorothy Reed Mendenhall (1874 - 1964)

Dorothy Mabel Reed Mendenhall (1874-1964) a prominent pediatric physician specializing in cellular pathology. In 1901 she proved that Hodgkin's disease was not a form of tuberculosis, and discovered ...

12/17/2013 4/7/2015

Sam Endicott MP

"Sam Endicott"

Samuel Bingham "Sam" Endicott (born August 13, 1974) is an American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, director and lead singer of The Mercy Beat. Early life Background and education End...

4/6/2015 4/6/2015

Anne Gansevoort Draper (1921 - 2001)

Anne Gansevoort Draper, was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 17, 1921, and received a degree in Economics from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts in 1943. She worked as an economist for the ...

4/6/2015 4/6/2015

Anne Cleveland (1916 - 2009)

With a keen wit and distinctive visual style, Anne Thorburn Cleveland’s cartoons of life at Vassar during the 1930’s give vibrant insight into college life in the mid-twentieth cent...

4/6/2015 4/6/2015

Louise Gilman Hutchins (1911 - 1996)

Dr. Louise Gilman Hutchins (1911–1996) was president and board director for the Mountain Maternal Health League in Berea, Kentucky for 47 years. Family and early life Dr. Louise Gilman Hut...

4/1/2015 4/1/2015

Anne Armstrong (1927 - 2008)

Anne Legendre Armstrong (December 27, 1927 – July 30, 2008) was a United States diplomat and politician, and the first female Counselor to the President; she served in that capacity under both...

4/1/2015 4/1/2015

Sylvia Plath MP (1932 - 1963)

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932–February 11, 1963) is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two collections The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel. In...

5/14/2010 3/31/2015

Margaret Booth (1880 - 1953)

Margaret Booth, intellectual and cultural mentor for the Montgomery area for almost forty years, is remembered for the advances she made in education for women. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, on Septem...

3/31/2015 3/31/2015

Social Reformer and Educator. Julia Tutwiler was an Alabama advocate for education and prison reform and a poet. Graduating in the first class of Vassar College, she served as co-principal of t...

7/22/2009 3/30/2015

Hilda Crosby Standish (1902 - 2005)

Hilda Crosby Standish (1902 – June 1, 2005) was a pioneer in the birth control movement in the state of Connecticut. In 1935, she became medical director of the Maternal Health Center in Hartf...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Catherine Roraback (1920 - 2007)

Catherine Gertrude "Katie" Roraback (September 17, 1920 – October 17, 2007) was a civil rights attorney in Connecticut, best known for representing Estelle Griswold and Dr. C. Lee Buxton in th...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Madeleine L'Engle (1918 - 2007)

Madeleine L'Engle (/ˈmædəlɪn ˈlɛŋɡəl/; November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007; née Camp) was an American writer best known ...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Sarah Goddard Power (1835 - 1887)

Sarah Goddard Power (June 19, 1935 – March 24, 1987) was a United States Democratic Party activist and University of Michigan Regent who committed suicide by falling out a window at the Burt...

3/28/2015 3/28/2015

Merze Tate (1905 - 1996)

Merze Tate (February 6, 1905 – June 27, 1996) was a professor, scholar and expert on United States diplomacy. She was the first African-American graduate of Western Michigan Teachers College, ...

3/28/2015 3/28/2015

Anna Louise Strong (1885 - 1970)

Anna Louise Strong (November 24, 1885 – March 29, 1970) was a 20th-century American journalist and activist, best known for her reporting on and support for communist movements in the Soviet U...

3/19/2015 3/19/2015

Angelina Weld Grimke MP (1880 - 1958)

Angelina Weld Grimké (February 27, 1880 – June 10, 1958) was an African-American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who was part of the Harlem Renaissance; she was one of the firs...

4/5/2010 3/19/2015

Susanne Langer (1895 - 1985)

Susanne Katherina Langer (née Knauth) (December 20, 1895 – July 17, 1985) was an American philosopher of mind and of art, who was influenced by Ernst Cassirer and Alfred North Whitehead...

5/12/2014 3/14/2015

Anne Spencer Lindbergh (1940 - 1993)

Anne Spencer Lindbergh (1940—1993), daughter of aviators/authors Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was an American author, primarily of children's literature. Lindbergh was raised...

4/27/2009 3/2/2015

Virginia Gildersleeve MP (1877 - 1965)

Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (October 3, 1877 – July 7, 1965) was an American academic, the long-time Dean of Barnard College, and the sole female US delegate to the April 1945 San Francisco ...

1/16/2015 1/16/2015

Elizabeth Parks was the wife of Dr. James Rhyne Killian, Jr. (July 24, 1904 – January 29, 1988) who was the 10th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 1948 until 1959. K...

10/12/2012 12/16/2014

Elinor Sophia Guggenheimer MP (1912 - 2008)

Elinor Sophia Coleman "Ellie" Guggenheimer (11 April 1912 – 29 September 2008) was an American civic leader, author, and philanthropist in New York City. Life and career Born in Manhattan,...

1/25/2011 12/1/2014

Katharine (Kay) Fowler Billings (1902 – December 17, 1997) was an accomplished naturalist and geologist, married to Marland Pratt Billings. She was raised in Boston, studied at Bryn Mawr Colle...

11/29/2014 11/29/2014

Frances Hackett (1890 - 1984)

Frances Goodrich (December 21, 1890 – January 29, 1984) was an American dramatist and screenwriter, best known for her collaborations with her partner and husband Albert Hackett. Early life ...

3/6/2013 11/19/2014
       

Frances Rich (1910 - 2007)

Frances Rich (January 8, 1910 – October 14, 2007) was an American actress and sculptor. She was the daughter of silent screen actress Irene Frances Luther Rich and salesman Elvo Elcourt De...

11/14/2014 11/14/2014
       

Donah Benrimo Lithauer (1901 - 1995)

Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Barnard College, June 1922 .... Donah Benrimo Lithauer, 215 West 98th Street Sources Links

9/9/2014 9/9/2014

Joan Rivers MP (1933 - 2014)

Joan Alexandra Molinsky (born June 8, 1933), better known by her stage name Joan Rivers , is an American television personality, comedian, writer, film director, and actress. She is known for her ribal...

6/4/2013 9/7/2014

Josephine Hull (1877 - 1957)

"Josephine Hull"

Josephine Hull (January 3, 1877 – March 12, 1957) was an American stage and film actress who also was a director of plays. She had a successful 50-year career on stage while taking some of her...

9/4/2014 9/4/2014

Ann Harding (1902 - 1981)

"Ann Harding"

Ann Harding (August 7, 1902 – September 1, 1981) was an American theatre, motion picture, radio, and television actress. Early years Born Dorothy Walton Gatley at Fort Sam Houston in San A...

9/2/2014 9/2/2014

Beatrice Weeks (1897 - 1931)

In 1929, Bela Lugosi took his place in Hollywood society and scandal when he married wealthy San Francisco widow Beatrice Weeks, but she filed for divorce four months later. Weeks cited actress Clara...

8/28/2014 8/28/2014

Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin (born February 11, 1962) is the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party . She previously served as the U.S. Representative from Wisc...

1/3/2009 8/18/2014