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A former student recalls Milwaukee Female College in the 1860's

Guest Tells of Old Days in Milwaukee: Mrs. Samuel Wells Buck Revives Student Memories of Female College 60 Years Ago


Founded as school for girls in 1848, the Milwaukee Female Academy reorganized as a female college in 1850 under the direction of Catharine Beecher. The college provided a complete course of study at a time when few opportunities for higher education existed for women. In this article, Mrs. Samuel Buck recalls her years at the school, which later became part of Milwaukee-Downer College.

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Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
The Founding of Social Institutions
Creator: Milwaukee Journal
Pub Data: Milwaukee Journal, 14 August 1927.
Citation: "Guest Tells of Old Days in Milwaukee: Mrs. Samuel Wells Buck Revives Student Memories of Female College 60 Years Ago." Milwaukee Journal. (14 August 1927); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=399; Visited on: 4/17/2014
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