Alice Barrows Papers
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The papers of an American educator. Included are letters, publications, clippings, and notes, relating to Miss Barrows' work in education; a manuscript for an autobiography which she never completed; some family material, particularly concerning Charles Dana Barrows (1846-1892); a genealogy of the Prentice family; deeds (1820-1839) from Fryeburg, Maine; notes on impressions of Thomas Brackett Reed; photographs of family members; and a photocopy of an article about her in Urban Education (v. 9, no. 3, Oct. 1974) by Raymond A. Mohl titled Urban education in the twentieth century: Alice Barrows and the platoon school plan.
- Barrows, Alice, 1878-1954 (Person)
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Alice Prentice Barrows was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of Congregational ministers and died in New York City in 1954. She graduated from Vassar College in 1900 and became a teacher. She later became a noted specialist in school building problems and devoted forty-one years to the cause of education, twenty-three of them in the U.S. Office of Education. After her retirement in 1942 she lived in East Blue Hill, Maine.
Charles Dana Barrows, father of Alice Prentice Barrows, was born in Fryeburg, Maine in 1844 and died in 1892. He married Marion C. Merrill in 1866 and they had 4 children: Malcolm Dana, Charles Dana, Alice Prentice, and Samuel Fay. He was principal of Fryeburg Academy and later became minister of the First Congregational Church in San Francisco, California.
Charles Dana Barrows, brother of Alice Prentice Barrows, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1871 and died in 1926. He was purchasing agent for the Maine Central Railroad for 29 years.
Thomas Brackett Reed, uncle of Alice Prentice Barrows, represented Maine in the U.S. Congress for 20 years, was Speaker of the House of Representatives, and candidate in the primaries for President of the U.S. on the Republican ticket in 1900.
Dr. Rueul Barrows, native of Hebron, Maine, settled in Fryeburg around 1817, continued with a large medical practice, and was the leading physician in Oxford County.
5 Folders ((circa 200 items) )
1 folio folder (7 Items)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Maxine Wood in 1964.
- Autobiographies Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Barrows family
- Barrows, Charles Dana, 1844-1892
- Clippings Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Education -- New Jersey -- Passaic Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Educators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Fryeburg (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Letters (Correspondence) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Mohl, Raymond A.
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Picture postcards Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Platoon schools -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Prentice family
- Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902
- Typescipts Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Guide to the Alice Barrows Papers
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