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Ellis papers

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: MS 0533

Scope and Contents

The Ellen Deborah Ellis Papers contain correspondence 1896-1972; writings 1905-62; financial records 1896-1962; passports 1902-46; grade records 1888-1907; student papers 1897-1904; awards 1897-1905, 1960; biographical information; and photographs. The correspondence deals with her student years at Bryn Mawr, and her time as a faculty member at Mount Holyoke. The writings include articles, speeches and book reviews. The student papers contain notebooks, programs and certificates. The biographical material includes newspaper clippings and biographical sketches.


  • Creation: 1888-1983

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Biographical Note

Ellen Deborah Ellis was born on November 25, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Philadelphia public schools and graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1901. She received an A.M. in 1902, and a Ph.D. in 1905, both from Bryn Mawr. In 1905 she began teaching Economics and Political Science at Mount Holyoke College. She became chair of the Political Science Department in 1939, and she retired in 1944. She wrote many books and articles for various journals and magazines. Ellen Deborah Ellis died on December 20, 1974, in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 full Hollinger boxes)

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Ellis, Ellen Deborah, 1878-1974; College teacher. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1905-1944. Papers consist of correspondence, writings, financial records, passports, grade records, student papers, awards, biographical material and photographs. Principally documenting her academic career at Bryn Mawr College and her work at Mount Holyoke.

Ellis papers, 1888-1983.
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Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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South Hadley MA 01075-6425 USA