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Alvord, Katherine Sprague, 1871-1960


Biographical Note

Katherine Sprague Alvord was DePauw University's first dean of women (1915-1936). A native of Sandusky, Ohio and a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University, she is credited with starting most of the women's organizations on campus and for encouraging a large number of DePauw women to pursue advanced degrees. Alvord died at her home in Gaylordsville, Connecticut, April 15, 1960, at the age of 88.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Association of Women Students records

Identifier: DSU-2013-0159
Scope and Contents

Programs, handbooks, and photographs.

Dates: 1937 - 1974

Dean of Men and Dean of Women records

Identifier: STA-0001-005
Collection Statement

Collection consists mainly of correspondence and reports from the office files of Deans of Men and Deans of Women and their Assistants. The collection is divided into two series, the first is the Dean of Women, 1904 - 1948 and the second is the Dean of Men, 1926 - 1948.

Dates: 1904 - 1948; Majority of material found within 1939 - 1948

Katherine Sprague Alvord photographs and letter

 Collection — Folder Alvord, Katherine Sprague, DePauw Faculty Vertical File
Identifier: DSU-2013-0107
Collection Statement

Photographs and letter.

Dates: circa 1915-1936

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DePauw organizations 1
DePauw scenes 1