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Erskine School Collection

Call Number: Erskine School

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the Erskine School Alumnae reunions from 1980 to 1991. Included is information regarding attendance and activities of these reunions, four of which took place in Boston. The collection contains photographs, news clippings, and correspondence; also included are brief autobiographies of fifty-two individual alumnae, detailing their lives since Erskine, their memories of the school, and photographs of themselves and their families. The Erskine School collection also contains records pertaining to the two directors, Euphemia McClintock and Edith Richardson, before, during and after their time at the Erskine School.


  • 1938-1992
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1992

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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical or Historical Information

The Erskine School was founded by Euphemia McClintock in 1923, and was located on Beacon Street in Boston, Massachusetts. The school’s mission was to provide young women who had graduated from a private school or college, or those capable of completing college-level work, a well-rounded liberal arts education. Students chose a general course of study or the secretarial studies program, and classes in art, drama, and music were catered to the individual. Students were expected to be culturally, socially, and financially sound, so courses in general economics and current events were required. Course work and classes were also offered in Executive Training and Business Management.  Edith Richardson was an English teacher, assistant director, and then director of the Erskine School after Miss McClintock, until its closing in 1942. The alumnae stayed in contact with one another, and forty years after the closing of the school, they began to organize reunions.


94.00 Items

Language of Materials



This collection details the activities of the alumnae of the Erskine School in Boston, Massachusetts, which was open from 1923 to 1942. It documents the reunions organized by the Erskine Reunion Committee held in Boston, Richmond, Charleston and Bermuda from 1980 to 1991.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Source of Acquisition

Erskine School

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Processed by Chandler Parker, 2017
Erskine School Collection
Chandler Parker
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