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Jean Dean Cole collection

Identifier: MVC0009-MS

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs, prints, correspondence, writings, and a diploma of and belonging to Jean Dean Cole. The materials range in date from 1900-1951.


  • Creation: 1900-1951

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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 / Historical

Jean Dean Cole began teaching at Mount Vernon Seminary in 1905. After the death of Adelia Gates Hensley in 1923, Cole became the third president of the school. During her time as president, the Board of Trustees established the Junior College as a distinct unit. Cole resigned as President in 1936 and died in 1939.


2.5 Linear Feet (1 slim document box, 1 document box, 1 map folder)

Language of Materials



Jean Dean Cole was the third president of Mount Vernon Seminary, founded in Washington, D.C. in 1875. Mount Vernon Seminary and College merged with The George Washington University in 1999. This collection contains correspondence, writings, photographs, and a diploma, of and belonging to Jean Dean Cole, president of Mount Vernon Seminary from 1923 to 1936.


Organized into two series: correspondence and writings and biographical materials.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection acquired by GWU upon merger with Mount Vernon College. Collection transferred to Foggy Bottom campus in 2009.


Guide to the Jean Dean Cole collection, Circa 1900-1951
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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

George Washington University Gelman Library
2130 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052 United States of America