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Marjorie Frye Gutheim papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MVC0060-MS

Scope and Contents

This collection contains teaching materials (syllabi, exams, lecture notes), clippings, correspondence, programs, and publications pertaining to Marjorie Frye Gutheim's tenure at Mount Vernon Seminary as a member of the faculty, and later as dean. These materials date from 1956-1969. Teaching subjects include U.S. history, international relations, and religion. Mount Vernon Seminary and College subjects include Alumnae Bulletin clippings, chapel services, commencements, Diamond Jubilee, the Friends of Mount Vernon Seminary, publications, and special events (dedication ceremonies, performances, reunions, etc.).

Dates

  • 1946-1971
  • Majority of material found within 1965 - 1969

Creator

Restrictions on 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.

Copyright retained by Cambridge Historial Society, but they note in the Deed of Gift that they believe GWU actually owns the copyright due to its affiliation with Mount Vernon College.

Biographical Note

Marjorie Frye Gutheim (1916-2005) began teaching at Mount Vernon Seminary in 1945, and served as dean from 1962 until 1969, when the school closed its 93-year-old girls' seminary.

Gutheim was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on January 2, 1916. Gutheim's father, Herman Gutheim, was chief of the Cambridge Fire Department. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1927 with an A.B. in History, Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1938 with a M.A. in Teaching, and Columbia University in 1955 with a Ph.D. in American History. After working several years as a secretary at Christ Church in Cambridge, Gutheim began her teaching career at Mount Vernon Seminary in 1945. Course subjects included U.S. History, International Relations, and Religion. Once the school closed in 1969, she returned to Cambridge and became associate editor at the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS). Some of her notable accomplishments as editor included trasncribing the Winthrop papers and creating a 20-volume index to the MHS proceedings. Gutheim died on December 3, 2005 and is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

The Gutheim Family Papers, which cover the lives of both Herman and Marjorie, are stored at the Cambridge Historical Society.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (7 grey boxes and 1 flat box)

Language

English

Abstract

Marjorie Frye Gutheim (1916-2005) taught at Mount Vernon Seminary from 1945-1969 (subjects included U.S. History, International Relations, and Religion). She also served as dean of the Seminary from 1962 until 1969, when the school closed its 93-year-old girls' seminary. This collection contains materials from 1956-1969 and includes teaching materials (syllabi, exams, lecture notes), clippings, correspondence, programs, and publications.

Organization

The collection is organized into two series: Mount Vernon Seminary and Teaching Materials.

Series are arranged alphabetically.

Location

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

Acquistion Information

Gift of Cambridge Historical Society, September 2010 (Accession MVC0060.MS).

8281869

Bib # 8281869
Title
Guide to the Marjorie Frye Gutheim papers, 1909-1971
Status
Partially Processed
Author
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2010
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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