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Women in Agriculture, 1917-1958

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Newspaper articles, pamphlets and other printed materials, 1917-1958, related to vocational training in agriculture for women at Massachusetts Agricultural College; also, programs, proceedings and other materials related to a conference on "Women in Agriculture and Country Life," held Oct. 7-8, 1920 at M.A.C. 


Folder 1: Printed Materials on Agricultural Training for Women at Massachusetts State College 1917-1958
view document Springfield Union:
"Women Needed in Agriculture - Should Replace Men on Farms to Meet Great Problem"
1917 Nov. 22
view document M.A.C. Library Bulletin: List of References on Women in Agriculture (reprinted from Special Libraries, June 1919) 1919 July
view document M.A.C. Bulletin: 
"Opportunities for Women in Agriculture an Country Life"
1920 May
view document Newspaper article: "Women as Farmers Being Worked At Amherst 'Aggie'" [ca. 1921]
view document Attleboro Sun:
"To Open Summer School" [re: summer school for the political and economic interests of women at M.A.C.,  June 27 through July 23.]
1921 June 3
view document "Vocations for College Women: A Reading List" (American Library Association) 1925
view document Boston Post:
"College Girl is Heroine of Farm"
1929 Jan. 11
view document Newspaper article:
"M.A.C. Girls Work to Get Education"
[n.y.] Oct. 26
view document Boston Herald: (Roto Section)
"Commonwealth's College Co-Eds" 
1941 Nov. 2
view document Newspaper article:
"Girls Are Planting and Weeding, Hoeing and Haying at MSC Farm"
1943 July 25
view document Margaret Hamlin : "Pioneering in Placement for Women in Agriculture" 1958 Jan. 1
Folder 2: Conference on Women in Agriculture and Country Life, 1920 1918-1920
view document "Women at the Massachusetts Agricultural College" (from 55th annual report of M.A.C.) 1918 Jan.
view document Conference program 1920 Oct. 7-8
view document Springfield Republican:
"Mass. Agricultural College - Deans to Attend - All is Ready for Conference of Women"
1920 Oct. 7
view document Group photo of participants in conference 1920 Oct. 8
Proceedings of conference (typescripts): 1920 Oct. 7-8
view document Dedication of Abigail Adams dormitory [draft]
view document Abstract of Address given at the dedication of the Women's Building by Sarah Louise Arnold (Dean Emeritus, Simmons College)
view document Francis King: "Vocations for Women in Agriculture"  [draft]
view document Final conference proceedings


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