Barnard College, Columbia University

Connections

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Education Edna St Vincent Millay
Three years after her highschool graduation, doors suddenly opened for ESVM to go to college, although her preparation had not reached the standard generally demanded. Donors offered to support her at Vassar College (through Caroline B. Dow
Education Edna St Vincent Millay
After her semester at Barnard College , ESVM entered Vassar in fall 1913 (despite failing the entrance exams in algebra and history, though she passed geometry) to study literature and languages. She was a rebel...
Education Patricia Highsmith
PH enrolled for a BA course in English Literature at Barnard College , the women's college of Columbia University, NewYork.
Wilson, Andrew Norman. Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith. Bloomsbury, 2003.
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Education Patricia Highsmith
PH graduated with her BA from Barnard College , the women's college of Columbia University, NewYork.
Wilson, Andrew Norman. Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith. Bloomsbury, 2003.
92
Contemporary Literary Criticism. Gale Research, 1973.
102: 166
Patricia Highsmith.
Education Zora Neale Hurston
ZNH was the first African-American student at Barnard College , New York. She studied there on scholarship and graduated with a BA in cultural anthropology, specializing in African-American folklore.
Harris, Trudier, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 51. Gale Research, 1987.
51: 133, 135
Gates, Henry Louis, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, and Kwame Anthony Appiah, editors. “Chronology”. Zora Neale Hurston: Critical Perspectives Past and Present, Amistad, 1993, pp. 311 - 12.
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Education Margaret Mead
After graduating from high school in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, MM intended to go to Wellesley College , her mother's alma mater, which was then an all-female institution. But her father refused to fund her higher...
Employer Bernardine Evaristo
Apart from other writing-life activities like reading her poems in London and on tour, BE has a successful career as an academic teacher of creative writing. She has worked in the UK at the University of East Anglia
Family and Intimate relationships Patricia Highsmith
PH had a serious erotic relationship with a woman in her first months at Barnard , and from that she went to other promiscuous affairs, all assiduously recorded in her diary.
Wilson, Andrew Norman. Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith. Bloomsbury, 2003.
75-6, 78
Friends, Associates Zora Neale Hurston
While in New York, ZNH made numerous significant connections, including those with author Fannie Hurst , who employed her as a secretary, and Annie Nathan Meyer , a trustee of Barnard College (the women's college...
Material Conditions of Writing Patricia Highsmith
Having published stories while still at Barnard , PH continued once she was in employment. Home and Food published her Uncertain Treasure (later reprinted as Mountain Treasure) in August 1943.
Wilson, Andrew Norman. Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith. Bloomsbury, 2003.
93
Another story at...
Occupation Helen Waddell
Meanwhile, because members of Constable 's were serving in the armed forces, HW went back to work in publishing. She became assistant editor of the Conservative monthly the Nineteenth Century and After (published by Constable)...
Occupation Sarah Grand
SG 's tour lasted four months, during which time she lectured at the women's institutions of higher education Barnard College in New York and Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, as well as in San...
Occupation Elizabeth Jennings
EJ took up the role for this year of Guildersleeve Lecturer at Barnard College , then the women's college of Columbia University , New York; this was her second spell at Columbia.
“Lauinger Library: Special Collections Division”. Georgetown University Library.
Publishing Patricia Highsmith
At seventeen, back in Texas before going to college, she thought at a film of A Midsummer-Night's Dream: Mendelssohn was no older when he wrote that overture. What a genius!
Highsmith, Patricia. Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction. St Martin’s Press, 1990.
23-4
At Barnard she...
Reception John Oliver Hobbes
After her death, through the efforts of Jennie Churchill , Blanche Eliot , and Zoë Procter , a £500 John Oliver Hobbes scholarship in English Literature was donated to University College, London , along with...

Timeline

1836
Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (later Mount Holyoke College) was founded at South Hadley, Maryland, by Mary Lyon : the first post-secondary educational institution for women in the USA.
24 April 1982
At Barnard College in New York the ninth annual The Scholar and the Feminist Conference proposed as theme Towards a Politics of Sexuality. This polarized registrants and critics into opposing factions of pro- and...