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Alice Barrows Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0894-sc

Scope and Content Note

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.

Dates

  • 1820-1974

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

5 Folders ((circa 200 items) )

1 folio folder (7 Items)

Overview

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Maxine Wood in 1964.

Title
Guide to the Alice Barrows Papers
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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University of Maine
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