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Mereb E. Mossman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0513

Scope and Contents

Collection includes biographical materials, photographs, book reviews, publications, and speeches.

Dates

  • 1937 - 1977

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Biographical / Historical

Mereb Ethna Mossman was born on December 1, 1905 in Winfield, Kansas. She received her bachelor’s degree from Morningside College in 1926 and her masters from the University of Chicago in 1928. She was a social worker in Chicago at the Chicago Orphan Asylum and head of the Department of Sociology at Ginling College in Nanking, China. She taught at the University of Chicago, Alabama Woman’s College, and University of North Carolina.

Mossman came to Woman’s College in 1937 and became Professor of Sociology and eventually Dean of Instruction (1951-1958), Dean of the College (1958-1962), Dean of Faculty (1962-1968), and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1968-1971). In 1971, Mossman returned to full-time teaching in the Department of Sociology. Mossman served under four different chancellors, from Edward Kidder Graham to James Ferguson.

She retired in 1976, and in 1977, the campus administration building was renamed in her honor. Mereb Mossman died in 1990 at the age of 84.

Extent

0.84 Linear Feet (2 flip top boxes.)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Mereb Ethna Mossman was born on December 1, 1905 in Winfield, Kansas. Mossman came to Woman’s College in 1937 and became Professor of Sociology and eventually Dean of Instruction (1951-1958), Dean of the College (1958-1962), Dean of Faculty (1962-1968), and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1968-1971). In 1971, Mossman returned to full-time teaching in the Department of Sociology. She retired in 1976, and in 1977, the campus administration building was renamed in her honor.

This collection contains materials related to Mereb Mossman, including biographical materials, photographs, book reviews, publications, and speeches given to both students and professional organizations.

Arrangement

Folder are arranged alphabetically, and then chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from University Archives, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Records.

Processing Information

Processing completed before transfer to Manuscripts.
Title
Mereb E. Mossman Papers
Author
Patrick Dollar
Date
November 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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