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Jesse Fant Evans papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS0254-UA

Collection Scope and Content

Materials in the collection include her personal papers, speeches, family memorabilia and GW memorabilia. The collection ranges from 1912 to 1962.

Dates

  • 1912-1962

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical Note

Jesse DuBois Fant Evans was the first woman to serve on George Washington University's Board of Trustees (1924-66). Evans received her A.B. in 1913 (with distinction) and an honorary Doctor of Education in 1932, both from GW. In 1971 Joshua Evans Jr., recognizing his wife's distinguished record and service to the University, established the Jesse Fant Evans Prize. The prize is awarded annually to an outstanding senior student in a contemporary history course.

Ms. Evans was also noted for her columns in the Washington Star on the history of Washington, especially the Foggy Bottom area. In 1935 the GW alumni association republished some of those articles for the university. They included "Hamburg: The Colonial Town that Became the Seat of The George Washington University." She received an Alumni Achievement Award in 1938 and a citation from the General Alumni Association in 1954 for "outstanding contributions as an aluma to the development of The George Washington University, the furtherance of its interests and the support of its faculty, students and graduates."

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Jesse DuBois Fant Evans was the first woman to serve on George Washington University's Board of Trustees (1924-66). Evans received her A.B. in 1913 (with distinction) and an honorary Doctor of Education in 1932, both from GW. Collection include her personal papers, speeches, family memorabilia and GW memorabilia. The collection ranges from 1912 to 1962.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Acquisition Information

Provenance of collection not known.

Collection note

Formerly ACC#254
Title
Guide to the Jesse Fant Evans papers, 1912-1962
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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