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George and Olwen Lloyd papers

 Collection
Identifier: MVC0010.MS

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, a plaque, and administrative files belonging to George and Olwen Lloyd, President and Headmistress of Mount Vernon Seminary and Junior College from 1936-1962. The materials in this collection range in date from 1940-1985.

Dates

  • 1940-1985

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

George Lloyd was named President of Mount Vernon Seminary and Junior College after the resignation of Jean Dean Cole in 1936. That same year, his wife, Olwen Lloyd was named Headmistress of the Seminary. Under their leadership, the division between the Seminary and Junior College was clarified, the Seminary curriculum was divided into two tracks: a General Course and a College Preparatory Course, and the Junior College was accredited by the Board of Education. The Lloyds oversaw the seizure of Mount Vernon's campuses, including the main Nebraska Avenue campus, by the Nacy during World War II. The Lloyds directed the packing and moving of Mount Vernon Seminary and Junior College to Spring Valley during 1942 and 1943 and facilitated the construction of a new 21-acre campus located on Foxhall Road using money granted to the college by the Navy in compensation for the military takeover of its property.

Mrs. and Mrs. Lloyd retired at the end of the 1961-1962 school year, after 30 years at Mount Vernon.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 document box and 1 flat box)

Language

English

Overview

George LLoyd was the fourth president of Mount Vernon Seminary and Junior College, originally founded in Washington, D.C. in 1875. His wife, Olwen Lloyd, was Headmistress of the Seminary. Mount Vernon Seminary and College merged with The George Washington University in 1999. This collection contains correspondence, and administrative files from the collection of Mrs. and Mrs. Lloyd, President and Headmistress of Mount Vernon Seminary and Junior College from 1936-1962.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will 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.
Title
Guide to the George and Olwen Lloyd papers, 1940-1985
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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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