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Cultural formation Gertrude Stein
GS was born in the United States to middle-class, Jewish parents who had emigrated from Germany.
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday, 1975.
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She did not follow Jewish customs, but she did attempt to think through issues of The Modern Jew...
Education Adrienne Rich
AR studied at Radcliffe College , where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa society and graduated cum laude.
Commire, Anne, and Deborah Klezmer, editors. Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Yorkin Publications, 2002.
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Education Gertrude Stein
GS was accepted into the Harvard Annex (soon to become Radcliffe College; now Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard) as a special student.
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday, 1975.
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Brinnin, John Malcolm, and John Ashbery. The Third Rose: Gertrude Stein and her World. Addison-Wesley, 1959.
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Education Gertrude Stein
GS was admitted to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine on probationary status until she obtained her Bachelor's degree from Radcliffe College .
Hobhouse, Janet. Everybody Who was Anybody: A Biography of Gertrude Stein. Doubleday, 1975.
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Brinnin, John Malcolm, and John Ashbery. The Third Rose: Gertrude Stein and her World. Addison-Wesley, 1959.
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Education Gertrude Stein
In May 1898, after completing a Latin requirement, GS graduated magna cum laude in philosophy from Radcliffe College . She was now fully qualified for admission to Johns Hopkins .
Wagner-Martin, Linda. Favored Strangers: Gertrude Stein and Her Family. Rutgers University Press, 1995.
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Though Johns Hopkins had...
Education Margaret Atwood
From 1957 she attended Victoria College , University of Toronto . Canadian publishing and the arts in Canada, broadly considered, had not yet recovered from the second world war. There were no cheap reprints of...
Education Ursula K. Le Guin
After four years at Radcliffe College , Ursula Kroeber (later Le Guin) graduated with a BA in Romance Languages, specializing in Renaissance French and Italian.
Brown, Jeremy K. Ursula K. Le Guin. Chelsea House, 2011.
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Employer Alice Walker
She supplemented her Radcliffe Institute writing fellowship (worth $5,000, awarded for a year and extended for a second year) by teaching at Wellesley College .
White, Evelyn. Alice Walker. A Life. Norton, 2004.
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There her course on black women writers...
Employer Anne Sexton
In 1961 AS began to get invitations to read or discuss her poetry: at Harvard , Boston College , and Cornell . In the fall of 1961, she was appointed one of the first Radcliffe...
Employer Zadie Smith
As an undergraduate ZS already hoped one day to make her living through the noble art of literature. Though she felt compelled to disguise her ambition with a joke, it came true with remarkable speed...
Employer P. L. Travers
PLT had a year as writer-in-residence at Radcliffe College , in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Demers, Patricia. P.L. Travers. Twayne, 1991.
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Family and Intimate relationships Gertrude Stein
GS had had a flirtation with Leon Solomons during her years at Radcliffe , which remained [p]latonic because neither cared to do more.
Wagner-Martin, Linda. Favored Strangers: Gertrude Stein and Her Family. Rutgers University Press, 1995.
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They had much in common: both were Jewish, intellectuals, and Californians.
Family and Intimate relationships Rosamond Lehmann
RL 's mother, Alice Marie (Davis) Lehmann , was from New England (of true blue Puritan Mayflower stock)
Tindall, Gillian. Rosamond Lehmann: An Appreciation. Chatto and Windus; Hogarth Press, 1985.
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and a graduate of Radcliffe College . She studied history and, according to biographer...
Friends, Associates Tillie Olsen
TO made many personal friendships with writers; Hannah Green , who was fifteen years younger, acted as her mentor.
Reid, Panthea. Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles. Rutgers University Press, 2010.
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She developed a close friendship with the poet Anne Sexton , from the time that...
Intertextuality and Influence Gertrude Stein
GS 's studies in psychology, philosophy, and medicine fiction left a deep imprint on her way of thinking and in her work. At Radcliffe College she learned from William James his philosophy of Pragmatism: I...

Timeline

1643
Ann Radcliffe (no relation of the later novelist) founded the first scholarship at Harvard College in Newtown in Massachusetts, New England (which had begun as a seminary in 1636).
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.
1894
The Harvard Annex (a women's section attached to a male seat of learning, Harvard ) received its charter from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Radcliffe College , an institution for women.
1894
The Harvard Annex (a women's section attached to a male seat of learning, Harvard ) received its charter from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Radcliffe College , an institution for women.
1903
In her early twenties, American Helen Keller published The Story of My Life, which relates how she achieved advanced education despite the deafness and blindness that had struck her down in babyhood.
1925
After just two years of study, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin earned a PhD in astronomy at Radcliffe College. It was the first doctorate awarded for research at the Harvard Observatory .
11 February 2007
Drew Gilpin Faust , historian of the Civil War and the American South, and dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study , was appointed the first female president of Harvard University .