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ERIC Number: ED177747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 626
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Singular School: Abbot Academy, 1828-1973.
Lloyd, Susan McIntosh
This is the biography of a school: Abbot Academy of Andover, Massachusetts. One of the first educational institutions in New England to be founded for girls and women alone, Abbot had by far the longest corporate life of any: it opened its doors to seventy students on May 6, 1829 and endured until those same doors and all the material goods inside them were entrusted to Phillips Academy on June 28, 1973. Abbot brought to the new coeducational Phillips Academy a commitment to its own historic purposes and a stubborn loyalty to the character set during its 144 years of life. For present reasons, Abbot's history commands attention. It is a plain good tale worth the telling for its own sake and for all it says of American education and of the history of American women. The sources include scrapbooks, student notebooks, and journals, supplemented by sixty interviews and letters from alumnae young and old. (Author/IRT)
The University Press of New England, Box 979, Hanover, NH 03755 ($15.00)
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Abbot Academy MA