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Awards and Honorary Degrees

Box One


Folder One- General Information on recipients (1907-1974)


• Letter to David Millard from Margaret L. Ebeling, Alumnae Records Office, Re: Suggestions for Alumnae Recipients of Honorary Degrees, December 10, 1971
• List of Recipients of Honorary Degrees Awarded at Special Occasions 1961-1970
• List of Recipients of Honorary Degrees Awarded at Commencement 1927-1969
• List of Recipients of Honorary Degrees Awarded at College Day 1932-1971
• List of Recipients of Honorary Degrees Awarded on Senior Day 1954-1971
• List of “Honorary Degrees Conferred 1907-” [Five Pages]
• List of “Honorary Degrees Conferred 1907-1974” [Five Pages]
• “Honorary Degrees” 1950s Article [The first paragraph stated no man ever received an honorary degree from Western. This remained true through 1974.]
• List of “Recipients of Honorary Degrees from Western College ” [Three Pages]


Folder Two- Honors and Recognitions


• Roster of Winners for The 1960 ACPRA National Honors Competition
American College Public Relations Association Citation of Honor, 1960, Awarded to Western College for Women
• “Progress, Anyone?” Brochure
• “National Recognition Awarded Brochure Of Western College ,” The Oxford Press, Thursday, July 21, 1960
• “ Western College Student Accepted By Peace Corps,” Post Times & Star, Wednesday, April 25, 1962
• “Western’s International Program Wins Big Award,” Hamilton , Ohio Journal, The Daily News, with other Small articles as Borders about Western Receiving Recognition
• Recognition Program for Herrick B. Young, Charlotte E. Young, Western College for Women, April 30, 1969
• Letter to Mr. Wiley N. Carr from William A. Simpson, Director of Public Relations, April 30, 1970


Awards and Honorary Degrees By Last Name (8 Folders)


Folder Three-


· Recommendation for Mrs. Evelyn Amarteifio, Recommended for the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; “Grand Old Ma at 80,” Article, 1995; Letter to Dr. Herrick Young from Mrs. Evelyn M. Amarteifio, January 20, 1958
· Recommendation for Florence Anderson , Recommended for the Degree of Doctor of Laws; College Day 1967 Program of Florence Anderson , Doctor of Laws
· Recommendation for Leila Anderson for the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; Copy of Senior Day 1964 Program of Leila Warren Anderson, Doctor of Humane Letters
· Copy of Letter to Mr. Young from Hannah Arendt, September 29, 1962; Copy of Letter to Herrick B. Young from Hannah Arendt, October 19, 1962; Copy of Letter to Mr. Young from Hannah Arendt, September 8, 1963; Copy of Letter to Mr. Herrick B. Young from Hannah Arendt, October 3, 1963; Copy of Letter to Mr. Young from Hannah Arendt, May 17, 1964
· Suggestion for Honorary Degree for Lilace Reid Barnes from Who’s Who In America 54-55
· Recommendation for Katherine Bain, Pediatrician, for Degree of Doctor Laws; Senior Day 1968 Program for Katherine Bain, Doctor of Laws
· Recommendation for Henrietta Collins Bartlett for the Degree of Doctor of Letters
· Recommendation for Dr. Leona Baumgartner, Physician and health commissioner of New York City , for the Degree of Doctor of Science
· Program Citation for the Conferring of An Honorary Degree, Leona Baumgartner, Doctor of Science
· Letter to Mr. Young from Marion E. Blake, June 26, 1954; Letter to President Herrick from Marion E. Blake, May 7, 1954
· Letter to Mr. Philip E. Henderson, President from Sarah Gibson Blanding, June 14, 1946
· Recommendation for Louise Bogan for the Degree of Doctor of Letters
· Recommendation for Jane Matilda Bolin, Judge, Domestic Relations Court of NYC, for the Degree of Doctor of Laws
· Recommendation for Frances Payne Bolton for the Degree of Doctor of Laws
· Recommendation for Nadia Boulanger, for the Degree of Doctor of Music
· Letter to President Young from Nadia Boulanger, October 13, 1961
· Recommendation for (Mary) Sydney Branch
· Recommendation for Elizabeth A. Brown
· Speech for Conferring Honorary Degree to Angie Elizabeth Brooks; Honorary Degree Candidate Paper for Angie E. Brooks, President of the 24th General Assembly of the United Nations
· Recommendation for Dr. Mary Ingraham Bunting for Degree of Doctor of Science; Program for College Day 1961 for Mary Ingraham Bunting, Doctor of Science
· Photograph of Burdick; Citation Accompanying Degree of Humane Letters, Awarded January 4, 1967 to Thelma J. Burdick; Release information for Thelma J. Burdick; For Release: Immediately, Information; Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young from Thelma J. Burdick, March 7, 1966; Recommendation for Thelma J. Burdick for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
· Program for Senior Day 1967 for Thelma J. Burdick, Doctor of Humane Letters
· Recommendation for Dr. Eveline Mabel Burns, Educator, Economist, and Social Workers, for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; Program for Senior Day February 1962 for Eveline Mabel Burns, Doctor of Humane Letters


Folder Four- C-D


• Recommendation for Mary Letitia Caldwell, Chemist and Educator, for Degree of Doctor of Science
• Letter to Dr. Pohlman from Rachel L. Carson, July 28, 1953; Letter to President Young from Rachel L. Carson, February 12, 1954; Letter to President Young from Rachel L. Carson, December 9, 1955; Letter to President Young from Rachel L. Carson, December 31, 1955; Letter to President Young from Rachel L. Carson, January 14, 1956; Recommendation for Rachel Carson, for the Degree of Doctor of Science
• Recommendation for the Degree of Doctor of Laws to Gwendolen M. Carter; College Day 1963 Program for Gwendolen Margaret Carter, Doctor of Laws
• Information for Cheek, Mary Ashby; Excerpt for Mary Ashby Cheek, Citizen
• Letter to President Young from Mary Ellen Chase, July 6, 1959; Letter to President Henderson, July 16, 1945; Letter to Mrs. Thomson from Mary Ellen Chase, March 26, 1942; Letter to Mrs. Thomson from Mary Ellen Chase, March 1, 1942
* Recommendation for Ho-Chung Chung, Principal of True Light Middle School of Hong Kong, for the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; College Day 1959 Program Citation for the Conferring of An Honorary Degree, Ho Chung Chung, Doctor of Humane Letters
• Recommendation for Marcette Chute for the Degree of Doctor of Letters
• Letter to President Kase, from Marcette Chute, August 24, 1952; Letter to President Kase from Marcette Chute, October 27, 1952; Letter to President Kase from Marcette Chute, September 22, 1952; Letter to President Kase from Marcette Chute, September 11, 1952
• Photograph of Mrs. Esther N de Calvo; Citation Accompanying Degree of Doctor of Laws Awarded June 4, 1967 to Esther Neira De Calvo; For Release: Good through June 4, 1967
• Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young from Sylvia Porter Collins, October 27, 1965; Letter to Dr. Young from Sylvia Porter Collins, October 12, 1965
• Information Page for Mrs. Elias Compton, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, College Day, 1932
• Honorary Degree Candidate Information Page for Margaret Lawson Cormack, Educator, Administrator, Author; Program for College Day 1969, Margaret Lawson Cormack, Doctor of Humane Letters
• Recommendation for Gertrude M. CCX, Statistician for Doctor of Science
• Recommendation for Mrs. Elaine De Kooning for Doctor of Fine Arts; Copy of College Day, October 17, 1964 Program for Elaine De Kooning, Doctor of Fine Arts
• Copy of Photograph of Agnes George De Mille, Senior Day 1955 with President Young and Mr. Shillinglaw; Recommendation for Agnes George De Mille for Doctor of Fine Arts; Copy of Letter to Miss Eloise Gompf from Agnes George De Mille, December 7, 1953; Copy of Letter to Dr. Young from Agnes De Mille, February 15; Copy of Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young from Agnes George De Mille, May 5, 1954; Copy of Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young from Agnes George De Mille, May 14, 1954; Copy of Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young from Agnes De Mille, November 29, 1954; Copy of Letter to Dr. Young from Agnes De Mille, March 18, 1955
• Citation read at Conferring of An Honorary Degree to Vera Micheles Dean, February 15, 1958 ; Letter to the Board of Trustees about Dr. Vera Micheles Dean [Two Pages]
• Recommendation to Marina Nunez Del Prado for Doctor of Fine Arts; Photograph of “1968- Honorary Degree, Maria Nunez Del Prado; Brochure on Marina Nunez Del Prado [In Spanish]
• Note from Marina N Del Prado with “Marina Nunez Del Prado” Brochure
• Letter to Miss Butler from Helen Djang, May 21, 1948 ; Letter to President Philip E. Henderson from Djang, Hsiang-lan, June 28, 1948
• Recommendation for Blanche Hinman Dow, Educator for Degree of Doctor of Laws; Program for Senior Day 1963 for Blanche Hinman Dow, Doctor of Laws; Letter to Dr. Young from Blanche H. Dow, July 19, 1963; Letter to President Herrick B. Young from Blanche H. Dow, February 26, 1963; Letter to Young from Blanche H. Dow, February 25, 1963
• “Western C. TO Give Degrees At Senior Day Convocation,” Article, Thursday, February 14, 1963 [Mentioning Dr. Blanche Dow]
• Recommendation for Loula Friend Dunn for Doctor of Humane Letters
• Letter to Dr. Herrick Young from Loula Dunn, December 17, 1967; Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young from Loula Dunn, April 11, 1961
• Recommendation for Eleanor Lansing Dulles for Doctor of Laws [Two Pages]
Recommendation for Jessie Ball DuPont for Doctor of Humane Letters and Copy of Recommendation


Folder Five- E-H


• Recommendation for Elizabeth Shirley Enochs
• President Pohlman’s Speech for Conferring Honorary Degree to Mrs. Elizabeth Shirley Enochs, College Day 1953
• Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young from Hazel E. Field, April 24, 1962
• Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young from Pauline Frederick, January 24, 1961
• Recommendation for Anne Jackson Fremantle, Author and Historian; Program for Anne Jackson Fremantle, Doctor of Letters
• Letter to Mr. Herrick B. Young from Chester Bowles, May 26, 1966 [Mentioning Prime Minister Indira Gandhi]
• Recommendation to Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin; President Pohlman’s Speech for Conferring Honorary Degree to Mrs. Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin, College Day 1953
• Recommendation for the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Lillian Moller Gilbreth
• Recommendation for Joyce A. C. Gutteridge, for Degree of Doctor of Laws; Senior Day 1963 Program for Joyce Ada Cooke Gutteridge, Doctor of Laws; “Western C. To Give Degrees At Senior Day Convocation,” Article, Thursday, February 14, 1963
• Invitation to Conferring Honorary Degree of Bachelor of Arts to Kittie Bonham Harvey, Friday, November 21, 1969; Western College Inter-Office Communication to Irene from Betty, 4/29/71; Letter to Kittie Bonham Harvey, for Degree of Bachelor of Arts; Letter from William C. Spencer; Letter to Dr. William C. Spencer from Forrest Hintz, September 14, 1969 [About Aunt Kittie Harvey]; “Kitty Gracious, Serene With 109 Years Past Her,” The Wichita Eagle and Beacon, Sunday, September 14, 1969; For Release: Immediately, November 21, 1969 [Regarding Kittie Harvey, Five Pages]
• Information of Dr. Anna L. Rose Hawkes [Three Pages] and Copy; Information of Anna Rose Hawkes
• Recommendation for Alice Green Hixon for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
• Recommendation for Oveta Culp Hobby for Degree of Doctor of Laws [Three Pages]
• Recommendation for Mildred McAfee Horton for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; Program for Mildred McAfee Horton, Senior Day, 1956
• Recommendation for Miss Marita Teresa Houlihan for Degree of Doctor of Laws [Two Pages]; Program for College Day, October 17, 1964 for Marita Houlihan, Doctor of Laws


Folder Six- I-L


• Recommendation for Katherine Dabney Ingle for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; Citation for the Conferring of An Honorary Degree on Katherine Dabney Ingle, Doctor of Humane Letters; “The Ingle Touch” Article, June 1980 [Three Pages]
• Biographical Data on Mrs. R. Livingston Ireland ; Information on Margaret Allen Ireland [Two Pages]
• Recommendation for Kiku Ishihara for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; College Day 1963 Program for Kiku Ishihara, Doctor of Humane Letters;
• Recommendation for Katharine Jocher for Degree of Doctor of Letters; College Day 1962 Program for Katharine Jocher for Degree of Doctor of Letters
• Information on Brenda Jubin
• For Release, Good to October 15 [Regarding Judge Kenyon, Two Pages]; Citation Accompanying the Degree Doctor of Laws Conferred Upon Dorothy Kenyon, October 15, 1966; For Release, October 15, 1966 [Regarding Judge Kenyon]; Photograph of Dorothy Kenyon; Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young from Dorothy Kenyon, March 17, 1966; Letter to Herrick B. Young, President, from Dorothy Kenyon, September 22, 1966
• Recommendation for Dorothy Kenyon for Degree of Doctor of Laws; College Day 1966 Program for Dorothy Kenyon, Doctor of Laws
• Letter to Herrick B. Young, President, from Frances O. Kelsey, M.D., February 8, 1967; Letter to Herrick B. Young, President, from Frances O. Kelsey, M.D., February 8, 1967; Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young, Frances O. Kelsey, M.D., May 18, 1964
• Recommendation for Sophia Josephine Kleegman for Degree of Doctor of Science; College Day 1968 Program for Sophia J. Kleegman, Doctor of Science
• Immediate Release [About Dr. Mary Etta Knapp, Two Pages]
• Letter to Mr. Young from Blanche W. Knopf, January 5, 1965; Letter to Mr. Young from Blanche W. Knopf, February 16, 1965
• Recommendation for Anna M. Kross for Degree of Doctor of Law
• Letter to President Herrick B. Young from Rebecca C. Lancefield, January 4, 1966; Letter to President Herrick B. Young from Rebecca C. Lancefield, October 30, 1968
• Recommendation for Dr. Susanne Knauth Langer, for Degree of Doctor of Letters; College Day 1962, October 13 Program for Susanne K. Langer, Doctor of Letters
• Recommendation for Aase Lionaes for Degree of Doctor of Laws; Speech from Dean of the Faculty Addresses the President and President Addresses the Candidate, College Day 1950; Letter to Mr. Henderson from Aase Lionaes, 26-9-50; Letter to President Mr. Philip E. Henderson from Aase Lionaes, Oslo 26-8-50; Letter to Mr. Philip Eldon Henderson from Aase Lionaes, October 25, 1949
• Recommendation for Helen Gibbons Lotspeich, Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
• Recommendation for Mary Ely Lyman, Degree of Doctor of Literature


Folder Seven- M


• Recommendation to Pauline Beery Mack for Degree of Doctor of Science; Letter to President Kase from Pauline Beery Mack, Dean, September 24, 1952; Letter to President Kase from Pauline Beery Mack, November 10, 1952 [Two Pages]
• Recommendation for Ruby Jesudasen Manikam, for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; Citation read at the presentation of Ruby Jesudasen Manikam for Honorary Degree, October 9, 1954 by President Herrick B. Young [Two Pages]; “Christians, New Goals,” The Christian Science Monitor; “Christian Worker in Asia Cites Gains, New Goals,” The Christian Science Monitor, Thursday, August 12, 1954
* Recommendation for Ruby Grant Martin for Degree of Doctor of Laws; Program Senior Day, January 7, 1969, Ruby Grant Martin, Doctor of Laws; “Ruby G. Martin of Washington, D.C. Elected to Girl Scout National Board,” For Immediate Release [Two Pages]
• Biography of Dr. Esther C. Marting
• Honorary Degree Candidate, Dorothy Maynor, Singer, Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, Paper; Senior Day, January 14, 1971 Program for Dorothy Maynor, Doctor of Fine Arts; Letter to President William C. Spencer from Dorothy Maynor, January 13, 1971; Letter to President William C. Spencer from Dorothy Maynor, November 14, 1970; For Release, Good to Jan. 14 [Regarding Dorothy Maynor, Two Pages]; Copy of For Immediate Release [Regarding Dorothy Maynor]; Special Release to The Oxford Press, For Release: Jan. 14 [Three Pages]
• Information for Degree of Doctor of Science to Barbara McClintock, College Day, October 15, 1949
• “Dr. Margaret Mead To Talk at UCSB,” Article
• “Margaret Mead, Noted Author Lecturer, To Speak at SVC,” Article
• Recommendation for Margaret Mead, Degree of Doctor of Science
• Letter to President Herrick B. Young from Lise Meitner, February 17, 1954; Letter to Dean Pohlman from Lise Meitner, 23/8/1953 with Envelope; Recommendation for Degree of Doctor of Science to Lise Meitner
• Letter to Dr. Phillip Eldon Henderson, Henriette Mertz, February 4, 1946
• Letter in Spanish to Mr. Herrick B. Young from Gabriela Mistral, February 8, 1955; Translation; Recommendation for Gabriela Mistral for Degree of Doctor of Letters [Two Pages]
• Letter to Mr. Spencer from Joan Mitchell, September 24, 1971 [Two Pages]; Tentative Schedule for Miss Joan Mitchell, October 22, 1971; Final Schedule for Miss Joan Mitchell, 10/29/71; Copy of Paintings from Joan Mitchell from Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Art Catalogue 1970, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute; “The Found Generation” Article; “Joan Mitchell” From Art Forum Summer 1968; “Joan Mitchell and Man Ray,” Time, April 19, 1968;
• “Joan Mitchell,” Art Forum, Summer 1968
• Letter to Editors from Publicity Office, The Western College
• “Joan Mitchell,” Art International, June 20, 1971
• For Immediate Release [Regarding Mitchell, Two Pages]
• “Joan Mitchell,” Martha Jackson Gallery Information [Five Pages]
• Recommendation for Elizabeth Gillian Mitchell, Educator for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters [Two Pages]

• “First Lady of the Theater [Regarding Dora Mavor Moore],” Kappa Alpha Theta, Summer 1970
• Recommendation for Elizabeth Luce Moore for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; Senior Day 1962 Program for Elizabeth Luce Moore, Doctor of Humane Letters
• Letter to President Young from Marianne Craig Moore, November 30, 1955; Letter to President Young from Marianne Craig Moore, April 16, 1954; Letter to President Herrick B. Young from Marianne Craig Moore, March 30, 1954; Letter to Dr. Pohlman from Marianne Moore; Recommendation for Marianne Moore for Degree of Doctor of Letters
• Letter to Mr. Herrick B. Young, President, from Constance Baker Motley, December 28, 1964; Copy of Letter to Mr. Herrick B. Young from Constance Baker Motley, October 10, 1966
• Letter to Mr. Herrick B. Young from Constance Baker Motley, October 10, 1966


Folder Eight- N-P


• Recommendation for Louise Nevelson for Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts; Senior Day 1966 Program for Louise Nevelson, Doctor of Fine Arts; Letter to Mr. Young from Louise Nevelson, December 12, 1965; Letter to Herrick B. Young from Louise Nevelson, January 12, 1966;
• Recommendation for Narka Nelson, Educator, for Degree of Doctor of Literature; Senior Day Program for Narka Nelson, Doctor of Literature
• Recommendation for Vijaya Lakshimi Pandit for Degree of Doctor of Laws [Two Pages]
• Recommendation for Mary Elizabeth Peabody for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; Senior Day 1968 Mary Elizabeth Peabody, Doctor of Humane Letters Program
• For Release: Good through June 4, 1967 [Regarding Mrs. Esther Peterson]
• Article with Photograph of Dr. Wendell Phillips and Mrs. Sunshine S. Phillips with Dean Marianne H. Micks and Herrick B. Young, from The Oxford Press, 5-9
• For Release: Good to April 20- Best before April 18 [Regarding Dr. Wendell Phillips, Two Pages]; Letter to Mr. Wiley N. Carr from Irene Castaneda [Regarding Mrs. Phillips], June 3, 1968; Letter to Mr. Wiley Carr from Irene Castaneda, Secretary to Wendell Phillips, April 10, 1968; Letter to the Faculty from Herrick B. Young, April 12, 1968; “Wendell Phillips” Information; Task List; Convocation Program; Schedule, Saturday, April 20, 1968; Seating Chart; Biographical Data for Sunshine Phillips [Seven Pages]; Sunshine S. Phillips, Doctor of Humane Letters Information; Convocation Program with Sunshine S. Phillips, Doctor of Humane Letters Listed
• Recommendation for Sylvia Field Porter for Degree of Doctor of Laws; College Day 10/9/65 Program for Sylvia Porter Collins, Doctor of Laws
• Recommendation for Marion Isabel Starbird Pottle for Degree of Doctor of Letters


Folder Nine- Q-S


• Recommendation for Fannie Ratchford for Degree of Doctor of Letters
• Recommendation for Haru M. Reischauer for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; College Day 1968 Program for Haru Matsukata Reischauer, Doctor of Humane Letters
• Recommendation for Sybil Rosenfeld, Degree of Doctor of Letters; College Day 1963 Program for Sybil Rosenfeld, Doctor of Letters
• Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young from Carman St. John Wolff, February 24, 1964; “Virgin and Child” Picture of Painting; Letter to Friends from Rua Canning, Sunday Next Before Advent, 1956 [Three Pages]
• Letter to Friends from Georgiana Sibley, May 18, 1965
• Recommendation for Florence Smith
• Recommendation for Louise Pettibone Smith for Degree of Doctor of Literature; Program for College Day 1958 with Louise Pettibone Smith, Doctor of Literature
• “Sen. Smith Thinking Only of Heading Ticket,” The Washington Post, Thursday, November 14, 1963
• Recommendation for Margaret Chase Smith for Degree of Doctor of Law; Excerpt from a memo, Re: Honorary Degrees; Margaret Chase Smith Photograph, Senior Day 1956 with President Herrick B. Young and Mrs. John W. Ingle; Letter to President Young from Margaret Chase Smith, February 19, 1960; Letter to Doctor Herrick B. Young from Margaret Chase Smith, June 17, 1960; Letter to Doctor Herrick B. Young from Margaret Chase Smith, US Senator, August 21, 1964; Excerpt from a memo, re: Honorary degrees, April 3, 1961
• Recommendation for Degree of Doctor of Law to Anna Lord Strauss
• Recommendation for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Mary Elizabeth Switzer; Senior Day 1961 Program for Mary Elizabeth Switzer, Doctor of Humane Letters


Folder Ten- T-Z


• Letter to Dr. Young from Irene B. Taeuber, March 3, 1965; Letter to President Young from Irene B. Taeuber, May 22, 1965
• Recommendation for Rose Cooper Thomas, Social Worker, for Degree of Doctor of Science
• Photograph of Tompkins; Letter to Herrick from Polly Tompkins, June 5, 1968
• Recommendation for Helen Traubel for Degree of Doctor of Music
• Recommendation for Mildred Trotter for Degree of Doctor of Science
• Letter to Mr. Herrick B. Young from Lina P. Tsaldaris, July 15, 1959
• Letter to Mr. Spencer from Barbara Tuchman, July 13, 1971 [Two Pages]
• Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young from Miriam Van Waters, May 11, 1955 ; Recommendation for Miriam Van Waters for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
• Recommendation for Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining, Writer, for the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; Senior Day 1959 Citation for the Conferring of An Honorary Degree on Elizabeth Gray Vining, Doctor of Humane Letters
• Photograph of Elizabeth Gray Vining; Recommendation for Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; News Bureau Haverford College , Haverford, Penna. For Release: [Concerning Elizabeth Gray Vining, Two Pages]; Citation for Honorary Degree, 125th Anniversary, October 28, 1958 , Elizabeth Gray Vining, Doctor of Humane Letters; Recommendation for Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining, Writer, for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
• Recommendation for Winifred Ward, Educator and Writer, for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
• Photograph of Ellen Jensen Watumull; Recommendation for Ellen Jensen Watumull for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; College Day 1966 Program for Ellen Jensen Watumull, Doctor of Humane Letters; For Release: Good to October 15 [Regarding Watumull, Two Pages]; Citation Accompanying the Degree Doctor of Humane Letters Conferred Upon Ellen Jensen Watumull, October 15, 1966; For Release: October 15, 1966 [Regarding Watumull, Two Pages]; Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young from Ellen Watumull, November 10, 1966; Letter to Dr. Herrick B. Young from Ellen Watumull, May 6, 1966
• Recommendation for Eudora Welty for Degree of Doctor of Letters
• Recommendation for Cynthia Clark Wedel for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
• For Release: Good through June 4, 1967 [Regarding Miss Jessamyn West]; Citation Accompanying Degree of Doctor of Letters, Awarded June 4, 1967 to Jessamyn West McPherson; Portrait of Miss Jessamyn West
• Recommendation for Frances Elizabeth Willis for Degree of Doctor of Laws; Letter to President Young from Frances E. Willis, October 28, 1964; Letter to President Young from Frances E. Willis, September 9, 1963; Letter to Sirs from Frances E. Willis, September 10, 1962; Letter to President Young from Frances E. Willis, April 11, 1962
• Honorary Degree Candidate Information for Mary Louisa Willard for Degree of Doctor of Science; Program for College Day 1969 for Mary Louisa Willard, Doctor of Science
• Portrait of Wood; Recommendation for Elizabeth Armstrong Wood, Physicist, for Degree of Doctor of Science; Senior Day 1965 Program for Elizabeth Armstrong Wood, Doctor of Science; For Release: Immediately, Good through Jan. 4, Photo Included
* Note reading, “Miss Mary Emma Woolley, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on College Day, October 6,m 1936” with Letter to President Mary E. Woolley from Ralph K. Hickok, September 28, 1936; Letter to President Ralph K. Hickok from Mary E. Woolley, September 25, 1936; Letter to President Mary E. Woolley from Ralph K. Hickok, September 22, 1936; Letter to President Mary E. Woolley from Ralph K. Hickok, June 25, 1936; Letter to President Ralph K. Hickok from Mary E. Woolley, June 19, 1936; Letter to President Mary E. Woolley from Ralph K. Hickok, June 15, 1936
• Recommendation for Ruth Mougey Worrell for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters; College Day 1965 Program for Ruth Mougey, Doctor of Humane Letters
• Recommendation for Mary Clabaugh Wright for Degree of Doctor of Letters; College Day 1965 Program for Mary Clabaugh Wright, Doctor of Letters; Letter to Mr. Young from Mary Wright, October 26, 1965; Letter to Mr. Young from Mary Wright, September 7, 1965; Letter to President Herrick B. Young from Mary C. Wright, September 27, 1965


Awards and Honorary Degrees- By Years


“Awards and Honorary Degrees- 1920s” Envelope-


• Copy of Citation prepared and read by Dean Byrne to Leila S. McKee Welsh, Commencement 1927
• Leila S. McKee Welsh Early bio Material, Commencement 1927 [Four Pages]
Dipolma for Lucy Jeanette Watt in the Phi Kappa Phi chapter in Syracuse University, 1921


“Awards and Honorary Degrees- 1930s” Envelope-


* Letter to Dr. Ralph K. Hickok from Mrs. Edwin P./Kate Hutchison Thomson, April 8, 1932 ; Letter to Mrs. Edwin P. Thomson from Ralph K. Hickok, May 21, 1931
* Letter to Dr. Ralph K. Hickok from (Mrs. Edwin P.) Kate Hutchison, May 14, 1931 [Two Pages]
* Letter to Mrs. E. P. Thomson from President, May 19, 1932 [Two Pages]
* Note reading “Katherine Timberman Fitz-Randolph received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 1933”
* Letter to President Ralph K. Hickok from Elizabeth Hamilton, May 13, 1934
* Letter to Miss Elizabeth Hamilton, Dean, from Ralph K. Hickok, May 10, 1934
* Letter to The Honorable Frances Perkins from Ralph K. Hickok, April 26, 1937
* Letter to Mr. Hickok from Frances Perkins, April 24, 1937
* Letter to Miss Frances Perkins from Ralph K. Hickok, April 15, 1937
* Letter to Miss Frances Perkins from Ralph K. Hickok, December 3, 1936
* Letter to Mr. Hickok from Frances Perkins, November 23, 1936
* Letter to Miss Frances Perkins from Ralph K. Hickok, November 9, 1936
* Letter to The Honorable Frances Perkins from Ralph K. Hickok, May 27, 1937
* Letter to Mr. Ralph K. Hickok from Frances Perkins, May 1, 1937
* Note reading “The Honorable Frances Perkins received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Commencement, June 8, 1937
* Note mentioning invited President Mary Ashby Cheek to give commencement address, June 1938
* Curriculum Vitae for Mary Ashby Cheek
* Information on Ethel Cody Higginbottom, 1939 [Two Pages]


“Awards and Honorary Degrees- 1940s” Envelope-


* Speech for Honorary Degree to Mary Edna McChristie, Commencement 1940 [Two Pages]
* Speech for Blodgett- Dr. of Science, Commencement 1942 [Two Pages]
* Current Bibliography, 1940 of Blodgett, Katharine Burr [Two Pages]
* Letter to Miss Olga Edmond from James Stokley, May 28, 1942
* Letter to Dr. Katharine A. Blodgett from Mrs. Alexander Thomson, March 27, 1942
* Letter to Dr. Katharine A. Blodgett from Mrs. Alexander Thomson, March 27, 1942
* Letter to Dr. John Molyneaux from Miss Narka Nelson, March 18, 1942
* Letter to Dean Alice Hill Byrne, 1941
* Citation of Katharine Burr Blodgett, Western College Commencement, May 31, 1942 [Two Pages]
* Letter to Olga Edmond regarding Katharine Burr Blodgett Citation from A. Helen Tappan
* Commencement 1944, May 30, 1944 about Katharine Elizabeth McBridge, honorary Degree of Doctor of Law
* Katharine Elizabeth McBride Information
* Recommendation for Dr. Katharine E. McBride, 1944
* Mrs. Alexander (Mary Moore Dabney) Thomson Information
* Citation for Honorary Degree to Mary Moore Dabney Thomson, June 4, 1946
* Recommendation for Degree of Doctor of Laws to Dr. Djang Hsiang-Lan, 1948
* Speech to Djang Hstang-Lan, Commencement 1948
* Dean of Faculty Addressed the President and Candidate, Djang Hsiang-Lan, Commencement 1948 Speech
* President Henderson speech to Henriette Mertz for conferring of honorary degree, Commencement 1948
* Biographical Material on Miss Henriette Mertz [Four Pages]


“Awards and Honorary Degrees- 1950s” Envelope-


· Speech at Commencement June 6, 1950 to Clara Helen Mueller honorary degree
· Information on Miss Mary Johnston, 1952 [Two Pages]
· Conferring an Honorary Degree, Commencement 1, 1953 to Susan Wade Peabody [Two Pages]
· Information Concerning Honorary Degree Recipients at Centennial Commencement on May 24, 1954
· Recommendation for Anna M. Kross for Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1954
· Commencement Convocation, 1954, Conferring of Honorary Degrees
· Letter To Whom It May Concern, March 19, 1954 from Ruth Marie Farot [Regarding Rachel Akers Palmer, Two Pages]
· Recommendation for Honorary Degree to Lilace Reid Barnes, 1955
· Recommendation for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters to Miriam Van Waters, 1955
· Recommendation for Degree of Doctor of Letters to Eudora Welty, 1955
· Recommendation of Degree of Doctor of Laws to Oveta Culp Hobby, 1956 [Three Pages]
· Recommendation of Degree of Doctor of Science to Mildred Trotter, 1956
· Recommendation for Marion Isabel Starbird Pottle for Degree of Doctor of Letters, 1956
· Recommendation for Louise Bogan for Degree of Doctor of Letters, 1956
· Recommendation for Rajkumari Amrit Kaur for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, 1956 [Two Pages]
· Recommendation for Mary Ely Lyman for Degree of Doctor of Literature, 1957
· Recommendation for Winifred Ward for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, 1957
· Recommendation for Eleanor Lansing Dulles for Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1957 [Two Pages]
· Commencement 1958 Program with Cynthia Clark Wedel, Doctor of Humane Letters
· Recommendation for Cynthia Clark Wedel for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
· Commencement 1958 Program with Elizabeth Gilliam Mitchell, Doctor of Humane Letters [Two Pages]
· Recommendation for Elizabeth Gillian Mitchell for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, 1958 [Two Pages]
· Commencement 1958 Program with Jane Matilda Bolin, Doctor of Laws
· Recommendation for Jane Matilda Bolin for Degree of Doctor of Laws
· Copy of Commencement 1959 Program with Jessie Ball DuPont, Doctor of Humane Letters
· Copy of Recommendation of Jessie Ball DuPont for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
· Copy of Commencement 1959 Program with Yun Tsung Zee New, Doctor of Humane Letters
· Copy of Recommendation for Yun Tsung Zee New for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
· Copy of Commencement 1959 Program with Anna Rose Hawkes, Doctor of Humane Letters
· Recommendation for Anna Rose Hawkes for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
· Citation for the Conferring of An Honorary Degree on Elizabeth Gray Vining, Doctor of Humane Letters, February 1959


“Awards and Honorary Degrees-1960s” Envelope-


* Commencement 1960 Honorary Degrees Program with Alice Green Hixon
* Recommendation for Alice Green Hixon for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, 1960
* Commencement 1961 Program for Honorary Degrees with Adga Viola Jaderstrom Rossel
* Commencement 1961, Rossel, Agda Viola Information
* Commencement 1962 Program for Honorary Degrees with Mary Pillsbury Lord
* Recommendation for Mary Pillsbury Lord for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, 1962
* Commencement 1962 Program for Honorary Degrees with Hazel Elizabeth Field
* Recommendation for Hazel Elizabeth Field for Degree of Doctor of Science
* Commencement 1963 Program for Honorary Degrees with Welthy Honsinger Fisher
* Recommendation for Mrs. Welthy Honsinger Fisher, Educator, for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
* Commencement 1963 Program of Honorary Degrees with Elizabeth Dodge Huntington Clarke, Doctor of Humane Letters
* Recommendation for Elizabeth Clarke for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
* Commencement 1964 Program for Carman St. John Wolff, Doctor of Humane Letters
* Recommendation for Carman St. John Wolff for Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters
* Commencement May 30-31, 1964 for Frances Oldham Kelsey, Doctor of Science
* Recommendation for Dr. France Oldham Kelsey for Degree of Doctor of Science
* Commencement 1964 Program for Hannah Arendt, Doctor of Letters
* Recommendation for Hannah Arendt for Degree of Doctor of Letters
* Commencement 1965 Program for Irene B. Taeuber, Doctor of Science
* Recommendation for Irene B. Taeuber for Degree of Doctor of Science
* Commencement May 28, 1965 Program for Constance Baker Motley, Doctor of Laws
* Recommendation for Mrs. Constance Baker Motley for Degree of Doctor of Laws
* Commencement 1966 Program for Julia Elizabeth Rothermel, Doctor of Science
* Recommendation for Julia E. Rothermel for Degree of Doctor of Science
* Commencement 1966 Program for Isabel St. John Bliss, Doctor of Letters
* Recommendation for Isabel St. John Bliss for Degree of Doctor of Letters
* Commencement May 29, 1966 Program for Blanche Wolf Knopf, Doctor of Letters
* Recommendation for Blanche Wolf Knopf for Degree of Doctor of Letters
* Commencement 1967 Program for Esther Eggertsen Peterson, Doctor of Laws
* Recommendation for Esther Peterson for Degree of Doctor of Laws
* Commencement 1967 Program for Jessamyn West McPherson, Doctor of Letters
* Recommendation for Jessamyn West for Degree of Doctor of Letters
* Commencement 1967 Program for Esther N. De Calvo, Doctor of Laws
* Recommendation for Senora Esther Neira de Calvo for Degree of Doctor of Laws
* Commencement 1968 Program for Pauline Tompkins, Doctor of Laws
* Recommendation for Pauline Tompkins for Degree of Doctor of Laws
* Commencement 1968 Program for Marina Nunez Del Prado, Doctor of Fine Arts
* Recommendation for Marina Nunez Del Prado for Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts
* Commencement 1969 Program for Dora Mavor Moore, Doctor of Fine Arts
* Recommendation for Dora Mavor Moore for Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts
* February 1961 Program for Mary Elizabeth Switzer, Doctor of Humane Letters
* Senior Day 1962 Program for Eveline Mabel Burns, Doctor of Humane Letters
* Honorary Degrees Program for Elizabeth Dodge Huntington Clark, Doctor of Humane Letters and Welthy Honsinger Fisher, Doctor of Humane Letters
* February 1963 Program for Joyce Ada Cooke Gutteridge, Doctor of Laws


Folder Eleven- “Western Graduates Who Have Been Names In Listings of Scholarly and Distinguished People”


* List of “Distinguished Graduates of Western” [Six Pages]
* List of “Western Graduates Who Have Been Named in Listings of Scholarly and Distinguished People”


Box Two- Photographs

Folder One- Needham Award Winners, 1937 and other years


* 1937 Photograph of Ong, Jennings , Wilson , Burnham, Ritzmann, Needham Award Winners, 1937
* “Perfect Babies 1937” Photograph of Needham Prize Winners, 1937, Debbie Jane Startsman, Marjorie Lytle, Martha Groodin, Elizabeth L. Thompson, Elfrieda Hoppf
* Photograph of Needham Award Winners, Undated


Folder Two- Honorary Degree Recipients


* Photograph of Four Recipients, undated
* Photograph of Mrs. Irene Barnes Taeuber, Honorary Degree, May 30, 1965
* Photograph of Miss Angie Brooks
* Photograph of Five Recipients, undated [Two Women, Three Men]
* Photograph of Five Recipients, undated [Two Women, Three Men]
* Photograph of Five Recipients, undated [Two Women, Three Men]
* Photograph of Dr. Pauline Tompkins, 1968 Honorary Degree Commencement
* Photograph of Dr. Pauline Tompkins, 1968 Honorary Degree, Commencement
* 1968 Commencement Photograph of Dr. Pauline Tompkins and Maria Nunez Del Prado with Robert Haydon Jones, Dr. H. Young, Dean M. Micks
* Photograph of 1968 Honorary Degrees, Maria Nunez Del Prado and Dr. Pauline Tompkins
* Photograph of Mrs. Esther N. de Calvo
* Photograph of Senora Esther Neira de Calvo, Commencement 1967
* Photograph of 1969 Commencement, Honorary Degree Dora M. Moore
* Three Small Photographs of Nelson, Senior Day, January 1968
* Photograph of Mrs. Sunshine S. Phillips
* Photograph of Mrs. Reischauer, 1968 College Day (x2)
* Photograph of Dr. Kleegman, 1968 College Day (x2)
* Photograph of Peabody , Senior Day, January 1968 (x2)
* Photograph of Narka Nelson, Senior Day, January 1968
* Photograph of Bain, Senior Day, 1968
* Photograph of Roy Martin, Senior Day, 1969
* Photograph of Mrs. Reischauer, 1968 College Day
* Photograph of Dr. Sophia Kleegman
* Photograph of Susan Wade Peabody, 1953 Centennial with others
* Undated Photograph of Commencement
* Photograph at Mrs. Thomson’s Inauguration, 1942 with Dr. Molyneaux, Miss Woolley and Mrs. Thomson
* Photograph of Miss Frances Perkins Honorary Degree Commencement 1937, Dr. Hickok and Miss Frances Perkins
* Photograph of Dr. Hickok and Dr. Mary E. Woolley, Pres. of Mt. Holyoke , College Day
* Photograph of Mrs. Ruby Martin Receiving Honorary Degree, 1969 Senior Day
* Photograph of “Phillips” with Three People
* Photograph of Dora M. Moore, 1969 Commencement, Honorary Degree
* Photograph of “Reishauer” with four other recipients
* Photograph of Senior Day 2/19/55 with Dr. Duncan, Miss Agnes DeMille and Mr. Chapman
* 1964 Photograph of Pres. Young, Miss Houlihan, Elaine De Kooning, Prof. Boulding
* Photograph of Honorary Deg. Judge Florence E. Allen, Dr. W. W. Boyd, Pres.
* Photograph of Three Honorary Degree Recipients, undated (x2)
* Photograph of Degree Recipients, Nevelson far right
* Large Photograph of Honorary Degree Recipients, undated
* Large Photograph of Honorary Degree Recipients, undated
* 1968 Photograph of Honorary Degree Recipients
* 1968 Photograph of Honorary Degree Recipients


Folder Three- Honorary Degree Recipients


* Photograph of Margaret Cormack, by Marilyn Miller
* Small Photograph of Margaret Cormack (x2)
* Photograph of Jessamyn West, Commencement 1967
* Photograph of Miss Jessamyn West
* Photograph of Miss Jessamyn West
* Photograph of Dr. Eveline M. Burns
* Photograph of Senior Day 2/19/55 of Dr. Young, Miss Agnes DeMille, and Mr. Shillinglaw
* Photograph of Dr. Katharine Burr Blodgett
* Photograph of Margaret Chase Smith, ‘56
* Photograph of Mrs. Theodore O. Wedel (x2) with information sheet
* Photograph of Mrs. Esther Peterson
* Photograph of Esther Peterson, Commencement 1967
* Photograph of Three Recipients, unknown, undated
* Photograph of Three Recipients, unknown, undated
* Photograph of Unknown Recipient, Undated (x2)
* Photograph of Unknown Recipients, Undated (x2)
* Photograph of Unknown Recipients, Undated (x2)
* Photograph of Dr. George A. Jacoby
* Photograph of Unknown Recipients (x2)
* Photograph of Two Unknown Recipients (x2)
* Photograph of Four Unknown Recipients (x2)
* Photograph of Two Unknown Recipients
* Photograph of Five Unknown Recipients (x4, different photos)
* Photograph of Known Recipients Outside (x2, different photos)
* Photograph of “Honorary Degree, College Day ‘69”
•Photograph of “Honorary Degree”
•Photograph of “Honorary Degree, College Day 1969”
•Photograph of Four Unknown Recipients
•Photograph of Two Unknown Recipients
•Photograph of “Willis, Wood, Young” 1955
•1955 Photograph of “Willis, Wood, Young”
•Photograph of “Graduation ‘65”
•Photograph of “Graduation ‘65”


Folder Four- Honorary Degree Recipients


• Photograph of “Bain” (x2)
• Large Photograph of “Bain”
• Two Small Photographs of Mary Louisa Willard
• Large Photograph of Mary Louisa Willard
•Photograph of Pres. Young, Mrs. Gollmarth, Harlow Logan, Commencement”
• Photograph of Dean P. Hoyt, Pres. Young, Miss Anna Lord Strauss, LL D., 2/23/54 Sr. Day
• Unknown Photograph of Honorary Degree Ceremony
• Photograph of “Sr. Day Convocation, 2/23/54 , Dr. Rothermel, Dr. Marting, Dean Pohlman, Miss Loula F. Funn, Dr. Brooks”
• Photograph of Mrs. Ruby Martin, Dr. Young, & Mrs. Esther Peterson
• Large Photograph of Mrs. Ruby Martin
• Photograph of “Mrs. Ruby Martin, 1969 Senior Day”
• Large Photograph of “Florence Anderson, Secretary Carnegie Corporation of NY, October 1967”
• Large Photograph of Mrs. Wade, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Burns [Unmarked]
• Medium Sized Photograph of Mrs. Wade, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Burns

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