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McIntosh, Millicent Carey

(Encyclopedia) McIntosh, Millicent Careymăk´əntŏsh˝, 1898–2001, American educator, b. Baltimore, grad. Bryn Mawr, 1920, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1926. From 1926 to 1930 she taught at Bryn Mawr and was…

Peterson, Martha

(Encyclopedia) Peterson, Martha, 1916–2006, American educator, b. Jamestown, Kans., grad. Univ. of Kansas (A.B., 1937; Ph.D., 1959). She served as instructor in mathematics, assistant dean of women,…

Park, Rosemary

(Encyclopedia) Park, Rosemary, 1907–2004, American educator, b. Andover, Mass., grad. Radcliffe (B.A., 1928; M.A., 1929), Univ. of Cologne (Ph.D., 1934). She was instructor in German (1930–32) and…

Held, Julius Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Held, Julius Samuel, 1905–2002, American art historian, b. Germany. Held immigrated to the United States in 1934. In 1937 he began to teach at Barnard College, where he was professor…

Calisher, Hortense

(Encyclopedia) Calisher, Hortense kăl´ĭshər, 1911–2009, American author, b. New York City, grad. Barnard College, 1932. Her novels are difficult to categorize, blending deft character analysis with…

Stewart, Martha

(Encyclopedia) Stewart, Martha, 1941–, American entrepeneur and tastemaker, b. Jersey City, N.J., as Martha Helen Kostyra, grad. Barnard College (1963). Moving to Westport, Conn., she started (1976)…

Davis, Lydia

(Encyclopedia) Davis, Lydia, 1947–, American writer known for innovative, very short stories, b. Northampton, Mass., studied Barnard College. Davis earned early praise for her translations from the…

Hurston, Zora Neale

(Encyclopedia) Hurston, Zora Neale, 1891?–60, African-American writer, b. Notasulga, Ala. She grew up in the pleasant all-black town of Eatonville, Fla., and graduated from Barnard College, where she…

Highsmith, Patricia

(Encyclopedia) Highsmith, Patricia, 1921–95, American novelist, b. Fort Worth, Tex., as Mary Patricia Plangman, grad. Barnard College (B.A. 1942). She first traveled to Europe in 1949 and moved there…