Pearce family papers
Scope and Contents
The Pearce Family Papers represent the extended Pearce/Brown family involved in education in under served areas in the rural United States and missionary and education work in the Middle East, circa 1880s-1930s. Also represented are Eleanor I. Burns, founder of the American College for Girls in Istanbul; Mary Mills Patrick, founder of Constantinople Women's College; and Alice Lloyd, founder of Caney Junior College in Kentucky. The collection includes biographical and genealogical information; correspondence (1892-1962); photographs; scrapbook; travel diary from European trip (1953); and writings (1911-53). Pamphlets and reports relating to the Sidon Female Seminary are of particular interest.
Dates of Materials
- Pearce family (Family)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
Biographical / Historical
Primary family members represented in papers include Charlotte Hays Brown (1862- 1951), who served in Syria under the auspices of the Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church from 1885-1931. For much of that time she was principal of the Sidon Female Seminary. She later lived in Lebanon. Her sister, Rebecca McClure (Brown) Pearce (1860-1911) was also a missionary in Syria from 1885-92. Rebecca's daughter, Katherine Standish Pearce (1895- 1990) graduated Smith College, 1915; taught languages and was librarian at Constantinople Women's College, Turkey, 1925-31, and was cataloger at the Princeton University Library, 1931-61. Katherine's sister, Charlotte Crosby Pearce (1894-1919), also graduated Smith College 1915.
3 boxes (1 linear feet)
The papers represent the extended Pearce/Brown family involved in education in rural United States and missionary and education work at the Sidon Female Seminary in Syria and elswhere in the Middle East, circa 1880s-1930s. Also represented are Eleanor I. Burns, founder of the American College for Girls in Istanbul; Mary Mills Patrick, founder of Constantinople Women's College; and Alice Lloyd, founder of Caney Junior College in Kentucky.
- American College for Girls (Istanbul, Turkey)
- Brown family
- Brown, Charlotte Hays, 1862-1951
- Education -- Turkey
- Missionaries -- Middle East
- Patrick, Mary Mills, 1850-1940
- Pearce family
- Pearce, Charlotte Crosby
- Pearce, Katherine Standish
- Pearce, Rebecca McClure Brown, 1860-1911
- Sidon Female Seminary
- Turkey -- 1918-1960
- Women missionaries -- Middle East
- photograph albums
- Pearce family papers
- Finding Aid
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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