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Collection Overview
Title:Boston-Bouvé College records
Date:1885-2011 (bulk 1925-1970)
Location Code:42/1, 67/4, 68/1-3, 72/4, 56/2, 55/3, FF1/D7
Reference Code:M41
Extent:64.40 cubic feet (140 boxes, 18 flat file folders)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection documents the Boston-Bouvé College's founding, physical education and physical therapy curriculum, student activities and traditions, and existence as an independent, affiliated, and merged institution. The collection contains a wide array of print and non-print material that provides information about the administrative and financial activities of the school, student organizations, athletics, and course content. The records provide information about the school itself and the developing fields of physical therapy and physical education, in which women were pioneers. In particular, the collection documents Boston-Bouvé College's four most prominent directors and deans: Marjorie Bouvé, Ruth Page Sweet, Minnie L. Lynn, and Catherine L. Allen.
Historical Abstract:The Boston School of Physical Education was founded in 1913. Co-founder Marjorie Bouvé became the first director. In 1925, citing differences with the corporation, Bouvé resigned from the Boston School of Physical Education and opened the Bouvé School, Incorporated. In 1930, the Boston School of Physical Education and the Bouvé School merged to form the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education with Marjorie Bouvé as the director. In 1930, the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education affiliated with Simmons College, an arrangement that lasted until 1942 when the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education affiliated with Tufts University. In 1964, the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education merged with Northeastern University to form the coeducational Boston-Bouvé College of Northeastern University. In 1980 the Boston-Bouvé College merged with Northeastern University's College of Education to form the Boston-Bouvé College of Human Development Professions. In 1992 the school merged with the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions and continues at Northeastern University as the Bouvé College of Health Sciences.
Language and Scripts:This collection is entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:Organized into 9 series: 1. Administrative; 2. Office of the Director/Dean; 3. Physical Therapy Department; 4. Student Organizations and Activities; 5. Teaching; 6. Publications; 7. Personal Material: Faculty, Alumnae, and Corporation; 8. Audio-Visual Material; 9. Realia.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Allen, Catherine L., 1909-2000
  • Bouvé, Marjorie, 1879-1970
  • Lynn, Minnie, 1902-1990
  • Sweet, Ruth Page, 1894-1958

  • Boston-Bouvé College
  • Boston Normal School of Gymnastics
  • Bouvé School
  • Boston School of Physical Education
  • Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Boston-Bouvé College
  • Posse School Institute

  • Camps -- New England
  • College students -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Physical education and training -- Massachusetts
  • Physical education for women -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Physical education teachers -- Training of -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Physical fitness for women -- Massachusetts
  • Physical therapy -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts
  • Physical therapy schools -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Women college students
  • Women -- Education
  • Women educators
  • Women physical therapists

Conditions Governing Access:Personnel and student records (box 1, folder 1; box 4, folder 7; box 8, folder 7; box 16, folder 15; box 18, folders 4-6, 11-12; box 19, folders 1-2; box 24, folders 1-3, 5) are restricted for 75 years from date of creation.
Technical Access:Film from the Physical Education and Physical Therapy departments is recorded on 8mm film. The archive does not have the equipment to view this format.
Accruals:Further accruals are expected.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Personnel and student records (box 1, folder 1; box 4, folder 7; box 8, folder 7; box 16, folder 15; box 18, folders 4-6, 11-12; box 19, folders 1-2; box 24, folders 1-3, 5) are restricted for 75 years from date of creation.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Rachel Keegan, September 1999; updated by Hanna Clutterbuck, July 2009; Irina Tsiklik, August 2009; Anna J. Cook, May 2010 and December 2010; Migyeong Geum, October 2012; Kieran McGhee July 2015, July 20, 2015

Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the Boston-Bouvé College's founding, physical education and physical therapy curriculum, student activities and traditions, and existence as an independent, affiliated, and merged institution. The collection contains a wide array of print and non-print material that provides information about the administrative and financial activities of the school, student organizations, athletics, and course content. The records provide information about the school itself, and the historical context of the developing fields of physical therapy and physical education, fields in which women were pioneers.

The collection contains a small amount of material about the Boston-Bouvé College's history created after the merger in 1980 and material that documents Boston-Bouvé College alumnae and faculty after 1977. The collection also includes records detailing the agreement made between Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education and Posse after the later closed and some Posse photographs and memorabilia. The collection also includes records detailing the planning, funding, construction, and dedication of the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professionals portion of the Mugar Life Sciences Building in the early 1960s.

Historical Note

In 1913 seven women founded the Boston School of Physical Education after their alma mater, the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics, merged with Wellesley College. Founders Bessie Barnes, Caroline Baxter, Marjorie Bouvé, Marguerite Sanderson, Grace Shepardson, Mary Florence Stratton, and Miriam Tobey wanted to ensure Boston's ability to offer a two-year teacher training program for women similar to their own training.

Co-founder Marjorie Bouvé became the Boston School of Physical Education's first director in 1913. After disagreements with the corporation in 1925 however, Bouvé resigned from the Boston School of Physical Education and opened the Bouvé School, Incorporated, also a school of physical education. By 1929 the Boston School of Physical Education was experiencing financial difficulties, and in 1930 the two schools merged to form the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education with Bouvé as its director.

Although the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education had begun strictly as a physical education school, it quickly incorporated the developing field of physical therapy into its curriculum. During World War I, the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education offered short courses to train reconstruction aides, and by 1925 a separate physical therapy department had been created and students could choose to focus their studies on either physical education or physical therapy.

In 1930 the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education affiliated with Simmons College to enable students to complete a fourth year of classes and earn a B.S. in education. This affiliation lasted until 1942 when the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education affiliated with Tufts University. By 1945 all Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education students earned degrees from Tufts. In 1942 the Posse School Institute, Inc. (Posse), another Massachusetts school of physical education, closed its doors. Posse and the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education made an agreement whereby 18 of Posse's students completed their training at the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education.

In the early 1960s, it became clear that Tufts' and Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education's missions were no longer compatible, so in 1964 the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education merged with Northeastern University becoming the coeducational Boston-Bouvé College of Northeastern University. In 1980 the Boston-Bouvé College merged with Northeastern's College of Education to form the Boston-Bouvé College of Human Development Professions. In 1992 the school merged with the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions and continues at Northeastern University as the Bouvé College of Health Sciences.

In the mid-1990s, the College strengthened its focus on interdisciplinary learning and the co-op experience. Several programs, including physical education and recreation management, were eliminated and the graduate programs in counseling and school psychology were combined. Bouvé faculty received grants from both inside and outside the University to pursue research and classroom development in their fields. In 1997, Bouvé College merged with the College of Nursing, becoming one of three schools that make up Bouvé College along with Health Professions and Pharmacy. In 1999, the College of Nursing launched the first perioperative nurse training program in Massachusetts. In 2000, the University broke ground for a new health sciences center and, in 2002, the school started a new graduate level program in geriatrics and moved into the new George D. Behrakis Health Sciences Center.

1913Boston School of Physical Education founded; Marjorie Bouvé named first director
1925Marjorie Bouvé leaves Boston School; founds the Bouvé School, Incorporated
1930Boston School of Physical Education and Bouvé School, Inc. merge to form Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education; Marjorie Bouvé named director
1930Bouvé-Boston School affiliates with Simmons College to provide students with fourth year and a B.S. in education
1942Bouvé-Boston School ends affiliation with Simmons College; affiliates with Tufts University to grant degrees; Posse School Institute, Inc. students merge with Bouvé-Boston School
1964Bouvé-Boston School merges with Northeastern University, becoming Boston-Bouvé College
1980Boston-Bouvé College merges with the College of Education, becoming the Boston-Bouvé College of Human Development Professions
1992Boston-Bouvé College of Human Development Professions merges with the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, becoming the Bouvé College of Health Sciences
1997The College of Nursing becomes part of Bouvé College
1999Name change to Bouvé College of Health Sciences becomes official
2002Bouvé College moves into the George D. Behrakis Health Sciences Center

Feldscher, Karen. Northeastern University, 1989-1996 The Curry Years: Smaller but Better. Boston: Northeastern University Publications, 2000. CALL NUMBER: LD4011.N22F45 2000

Publication Note
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1. Administrative Files, 1913-2001 (bulk 1930-1970)
Volume:7.35 cubic feet


This series traces the school's philosophy and purpose through the records of Boston-Bouvé College's administrative departments and governing bodies. Of note are founding documents, including the first constitution and legal papers that record many of the school's developments. Annual and other reports provide an overview of the school's administration and teaching. The minutes of the school's corporation, correspondence, and committee records document the Bouvé's resignation from Boston School of Physical Education, the merger of the Bouvé School, Inc. and Boston School of Physical Education, and the decision to disaffiliate from Tufts and merge with Northeastern University.

Much of the series includes financial correspondence about fund-raising efforts and the school's periodic financial struggles. Other financial records are account ledgers and audit reports. This series also includes the correspondence, account statements, and legal documents detail the agreement between Posse and Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education in 1942.
124Academic Planning Project1984
1Admissions (restricted) n.d., 1954-1962
124American Council on Pharmaceutical Education: Accreditation (3 folders)1964-1973
Annual Reports
1-3, 124, 130, 132Printed (44 folders)1946-1989
124Boston-Bouvé College Goals1980
129College of Human Development Professionsn.d., 1979-1986
College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
125Faculty Meetings (6 folders)1960s-1970s
125Health Professions Grant1967
132, FF1/D7 Mugar Life Sciences Building (7 folders)n.d., 1961-1966
130Perry, Theresa (Coordinator of Health Careers Opportunity Program)1981-1982
131Self-Study Reports (10 folders)1973-1989
125Student Council1969
125Teaching Schedules / Accreditation1976-1978
3Constitution and By-laws n.d., ca. 1913-1957
3General n.d., 1940-1965
3General 1940-1964
3Executive (6 folders) n.d., 1924-1965
4, 125Director's Reports (3 folders)1941-1946, 1961-1962
4Meetings n.d., 1930-1964
125Correspondence and Memoranda1963-1989, 1998
130Programs for the Health-Related Professions1966-1968
125Cumulative Report1960-1977
125Eight Year Review1968
Faculty and Staff
4, 132General (2 folders) n.d., 1940-1975, 2001
4Personnel Files (restricted) 1954-1967
4Albert Stone Jr. School Account1925-1943
4, 5Audits and Examinations (3 folders)1926-1947
5, 130, FF1/D7Buildings (3 folders)1943-1967
5Generalca. 1920-1970
5, 130Corporation Gifts (2 folders)1959, 1964
5Bouvé-Boston Fund1951-1953
5Clayton G. Hale Fund1951-1966
5Kresge Foundation1950-1959
6Permanent Charity Fund, Incorporated1934-1961
6United States Steel Foundation1957-1961
6Designated Funds1944-1966
6Endowment Fund1960-1964
6Parents' Fund1959-1966
6General (2 folders)1925-1969
6Vocational Rehabilitation Administration Grant Application1967
123Gerontology Committee1980-1983
125Grant Proposals196?, 1980-1984
130Public Health Service Grants (2 folders)1962-1969
123, 130Health Colleges Consolidation (3 folders)1986-1995
125Health Professions Student Loan Exit Interview1978
125Homelessness Conference1989
123Honors Program (2 folders)1986-1988
123ICC Accreditation Site Visit1986-1987
123“Institutional Report for Approval of Programs to Prepare Educational Personnel” (14 folders)1982
64, 132Legal: Affiliations, Mergers, Deeds, Incorporation (2 folders)1914-1965
6Libraryn.d., 1955-1971
125Office of Research Administration
6Posse School Institute, Incorporated1939-1952
123, 125“A Planning Proposal” (2 folders)1985
125Programs in the Health Sciences 1969-1970
129Prospective Studentsn.d.
7Accreditation: Institutional Reports1969-1973
7“Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education”1938, 1941
7Camper Data1967
7Carnegie Self-Study1958
7Cooperative Plans1964+, 1970
130Curricular Content of Health-Related Programs1967-1968, 1986
7, 130Curriculum Proposals (2 folders)1965-1969
7, 125For the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (7 folders)1967, 1976
3, 125Interstate Certification Compact Visitation 1982
Institutional Self-Study: Physical Therapy (3 folders)1982
125-126Massachusetts Board of Education (13 folders)1976-1987
126National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (2 folders)1976
130Position Paper for the National Commission on Health Manpower1966
132“A Preliminary Report Pertaining To The Manufacturing Laboratory”1960
130Report on the Northeastern University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions1973
130Report of Project “Public Health Education in Colleges of Pharmacy”1972
130Report of the Commission on the Health Professions (2 folders)1986
130Self-Study Report by Department of Health, Sport and Leisure Studies (2 folders)1988
126Self-Assessment: Physical Therapy (8 folders)1978
126Lorraine C. Snell Professorship1979
126Strategic Planning1980
123Strategic Planning Report1981
7Student Statistics1920-74
Teacher Corps Project
126Handbooks (3 folders)n.d., 1982
126Final Report1982
Warren Center
127Annual Report (5 folders)1970-1984
126Wellness Committeen.d., 1981-1985
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2. Office of the Director/Dean, 1885-1978 (bulk 1960-1977)
Volume:3.55 cubic feet

Organized into 5 subseries: A. Bouvé, Marjorie; B. Sweet, Ruth Page; C. Dissell, Dorothy; D. Lynn, Minnie; E. Allen, Catherine.

Important records in this series detail mergers between the school and other educational institutions. Marjorie Bouvé and Dean Lynn both corresponded with corporation members and peers about mergers that occurred during their administrations. Bouvé's records include documents about her resignation from the Boston School of Physical Education, the founding of the Bouvé School, and merger between the Boston School of Physical Education and the Bouvé School. Dean Lynn's records contain correspondence and notes about the merger and forms documenting the transfer of the school's equipment to Northeastern University. Reports generated during Lynn's tenure include the Melby Report, an independent assessment of Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education in 1962, and a report on physical education at Wheaton College co-authored by Lynn. Much of Dean Allen's records consist of speeches and articles she wrote about physical and recreation education and the reference material she drew upon for these pieces. Some of these writings and reference materials have been microfilmed and also can be found in Series 8 (boxes 94, 95). Allen's records also include memorandum and minutes about merging the men's and women's physical education departments and creating a recreation education major in 1968. The deans and directors of the Boston-Bouvé College were involved in their profession beyond the school itself and this series contains conference proceedings and correspondence to and from professional organizations that provide information about the physical education field.
A. Bouvé, Marjorie
FF1/D7105 South Huntington: Plansca. 1917
8Affiliations: Boston University, Simmons College, Tuftsn.d., 1930-1942
8Alumnae: Armed Forces1919-43
8, 132Biographical Information (2 folders)n.d., 1929, 1940, 1970
Bouvé School, Incorporated
8Merger with Boston School of Physical Education (2 folders)1929-1930
8Generaln.d., 1920-1946
8Posse Institute, Inc.1942-1944
Professional Activities
8Resignation from Boston School of Physical Education1924-1925
8Speeches and Writings1931-1935
8Tokyo Young Women's Christian Association1939
B. Sweet, Ruth Page
8Alumnae Catalog1948-49
8Biographical Information1958
8Professional Activities: Conferences and Organizations1949-1952
8Tufts University1949-1953, ca. 1960
8Wellesley College1948
C. Dissell, Dorothy
D. Lynn, Minnie
9Biographical Informationca. 1960-1969
9General (3 folders)1959-1967
9Corporation (2 folders)1961-1965
9Mass Mailings1960-1964
9Reactions to Merger with Northeastern University1963-1964
9Tufts University1962-1965
9Inventories: Equipment and Furnishingsn.d., 1965-1966
9Mary F. Stratton Lectures1962-1967
Merger with Northeastern University
10Notesn.d., 1963-1964
10Transfer of Property (2 folders)1963-1967
10Physical Plant1962-1966
Professional Activities
10Organizations (2 folders)1960-1965
10Reportsn.d., 1962-1964
10Schedulen.d., 1960
11Speeches and Writingsn.d., 1959-1967
11Tufts Universityca. 1960, 1963
E. Allen, Catherine
11Biographical Informationn.d., 1960-1977
11Christmas Parties1972-1974
11General (3 folders)1961-1977
11Mass Mailings1968-1977
11Curriculum Committee1968-1971
12Dance and Recreationn.d., 1965-1966
12Lynn, Minnie: Retirement1967-1968
12Professional Activities
12Conferences (5 folders)1963-1977
12,13Reference Files (9 folders)n.d., 1950-1975
14Special Activities Officen.d., 1960-1967
14, 15Speeches (10 folders)n.d., 1957-1978
15Survey: Creativity in Education1967-1968
15Warren Centern.d., 1963-1976
16Writingsn.d., 1961-1977
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3. Physical Therapy Department, 1927-1979 (bulk 1950-1970)
Volume:2.50 cubic feet


This series contains correspondence to and from and publications of professional organizations and letters to and from members of the medical professions accumulated during the tenures of department chairs Constance Green and Katherine Carlisle. The material documents not only the emerging field of physical therapy, but also Boston-Bouvé College's role in positioning physical therapy as an integral part of health care. The records from this department mostly focus on the content of the physical therapy course and reflect its changes over time.

Correspondence and evaluations document students' clinical practice work at Boston-area hospitals. Bibliographies, records of purchased text books, and departmental self-assessment reports also provide information about the content of Boston-Bouvé College's physical therapy course.

Series 5 (Boxes 46-47) contains physical therapy class syllabi, course descriptions, and examinations.
16Arthritis Foundation1951-1953
16Bay State Society for the Crippled and Handicapped, Inc.1950-1962
16Bibliographiesn.d., 1955-1961
16Board of Consultantsn.d., 1960-1964
16Boston Dispensary Rehabilitation Institute1950-1962
16Boston School of Occupational Therapy: Clinical Directors Meetings1958
16Camp Infirmary: Inventory and Reports1954-1962
129Cardiovascular Health and Exercise Center and Programs1978-1979
16Clinical Practice
16General (2 folders)1953-1979
16Evaluations (restricted)n.d., 1930-1947, 1973
16Cooperative Educationn.d., 1966-1974
17General (3 folders)1931-1973
17Alumnae and Students (2 folders)1935-1972
17American Physical Therapy Association1929-1964
17Clinical Practice1928-1963
18Employment (2 folders)1940-1964
18A-Z (2 folders)1948-1973
18Recommendations (restricted)1957-1975
18National Society for Crippled Children and Adults1951-1963
18Physical Therapy Course1927-1960
18-19Student Recommendations (4 folders) (restricted)1940-1970
19Teaching Material1940-1971
19Visiting Nurses Association1952-1964
19Duke University: Workshop1952
19Health Services1970-1973
19Job Analyses1947-1961
19Kabat-Kaiser Institute1947-1953
19Kellog National Teacher Training Program1970-1973
19Liability Insurance1970-1973
19Merger with Northeastern University1963-1967
19National Commission on Accreditingn.d., 1964-1972
19New York University Testing and Advisement Center: Student Selection Test Research Programn.d.,1951-1954
19Objectivesn.d., 1953-1963
19Physical Therapy Clinical Faculty Institute1965, 1974
20Physics Questionnairen.d., 1958
20Polio Epidemic1944-1945
20Professional Organizations
20American Medical Associationn.d., 1934-1960
20American Medical Association-American Physical Therapy Association
20Pre-Survey Form1964?, 1967
21Surveyn.d., 1957-1967
21American Physical Therapy Association
22Council of Physical Therapy School Directors (4 folders)1946-1963
22Massachusetts Chaptern.d., 1957-1973
21Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Institute1959-1962
22Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionalsn.d., 1973
22National Rehabilitation Association1954-1960
22World Confederation for Physical Therapy1956-1967
22Programming: Surveys and Reports1959-1957
23Registration of Physical Therapistsn.d., 1935-1969
23Scholarships and Awards
23Generaln.d., 1956-75
23National Foundation1945-1965
24Nominees (restricted)1956-1977
123Six-Year Bachelor / Master Degree Proposal (3 folders)n.d., 1987
24Springfield College Conference1960
24Academic Standing (restricted)1962-1973
24Degree Granted1959-1962
24Employment1962, 1964
24Textbook Adoptions1964-1972
24Tufts Universityn.d., 1949-1960
24United Community Servicesn.d., 1959-1967
24United States Armed Forces1949-1962
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4. Student Organizations and Activities, 1915-2010 (bulk 1950-1970)
Volume:5.85 cubic feet


This series documents the extracurricular activities of alumnae and students. Boston-Bouvé College's Alumnae Association raised funds for the school, kept track of alumnae, and organized reunions and other events. The Alumnae Association files are mostly comprised of newsletter and newspaper clippings on each graduated class. Also included are account ledgers and notebooks detailing expenses and fund- raising efforts. Minutes and notebooks provide information about the Alumnae Association's plans for reunions.

Notebooks, minutes, and programs created by the Athletic Association document the different sports in which Boston-Bouvé College students participated. Reports document competitions between Boston-Bouvé College's Blue and White teams and matches between other intramural teams. Programs from student events such as demonstrations, school dances, and commencement activities are also in this series. Minutes from student government meetings record officers' planning of social events and representing their school's interests in Tuft's student government body. Notebooks of advice written over many years and passed down to incoming student government officers detail much about student life and long-held traditions. This series also contains records from several smaller organizations such as Student Fellowship which raised funds for projects in other countries.
Alumnae Association
25, 64Accounts (10 folders)1925-1972
132Annual Meeting1935, 1961
26Annual Reports1938-1970
26Class Officers1971
26Constitution and By-lawsca. 1930-1977
26Council Job Descriptionsn.d., 1970-1972
26Council Members1922-1973
26Fund Committee1956-1967
26, FF1/D7Members (2 folders)1942-1947, 1964-1978
26, 132Membership Drive (2 folders)1938-1955
27Minutes (6 folders)1928-1975
27Nominating Committeeca. 1950-1972
27, 132Annual Giving Program (2 folders)1964-1977
27Christmas Mailingsn.d., 1965-1968
28-34Classes (60 folders)1915-1970
34, 132Correspondence (2 folders)1939, 1943-1971
34Deceased Alumnae and Facultyn.d., 1966-1970
34, FF1/D7General (2 folders)1930-1969
34Alumnae Lounge Dedication Guest Book1964
34Alumnae Workshop Weekends1960-1962
34Area Gatherings1957-1970
132Bouvé 25th Anniversary1938
34Bouvé 75th Anniversary1998
34Dockser Hall Dedication1968-1969
35Guest Listsn.d., 1956-1969
35Mary Florence Stratton Lecture Series1963-1971
35Gay Reese Memorial Scholarship1970-1971
35Marguerite Sanderson Smith Memorial Fund1954-1958
35Men's Physical Educationn.d., 1961-1971
35Pauline Chellis Memorial Fund and Retirement1964-1967
35, 132General (2 folders)1946-2010
35, 13250th Anniversary (2 folders)1965
132“Sunshine” Lettersn.d., 1991-2006
35, 36Class Notebooks (6 folders)1915-1971
36Seniors1968, 1971
FF1/D7Veteran Alumnaeca. 1944
Athletic Association
36Blue Team1950-1966
37Blue-Whiten.d., 1958-1968
37, 132Dance (2 folders)n.d., 1962-1966
37Swim Club1954-1966
37White Team: Notebooks1947-1966
Interest Groups
38Student Board of Officials1963-1967
38Field Hockeyn.d., 1927, 1964-1966
38Volleyballn.d., 1956-1966
39Big-Little Sisters1956, 1961
39, 132, FF1/D7General (3 folders)1920-1983, 2000-2004
132Bouvé Founders Room Dedication2010
64Christmas Programsn.d., 1941-1965
39Class Days1951-1966
39, 132Commencement Weeks (2 folders)n.d., 1922-1970
129Health Career Day1978
39Honors Assembly and Awardsn.d., 1978-1979, 1991
39Memorial Service for Marjorie Bouvé1970
39Open Houses1948-1966
39Orientation Week1954-1966
39Parents' Weekend1961-1965
39Physical Plant1951-1967
39Workshopsn.d., 1956-1974
40Class of 19591955-1959
40Class of 19671964-1966
40Monomette Council 1956-1962
40Student Advisory Board1967-1968
Student Government Association
40Generaln.d., 1919-1965
40Constitution and By-lawsn.d., 1957-196?
40Dormitory Counciln.d., 1951-1966
40Installation Ceremonyn.d., 1959-1965
40Fourth-Year Representative: Advice Notebook1937-1948
41Honor Board1956-1961
41Lists of Officers1959-1966
41Northeastern Coordinating Committee1964-1966
41Office Reports1960-1965
41President of Junior Class: Advice Notebook1951-1965
41President of Senior Class: Advice Notebook1937-1965
41President's Notebook1963-1965
Social Committeen.d., 1952-1966
Student Council
42List of Members1936-1966
42Minutes (3 folders)1956-1966
42National Student Association1960-1963
43Physical Education Club1953-1975
43Physical Therapy Clubn.d., 1957-1973
43, 44Student Fellowship (5 folders)n.d., 1944-1965
Student Life
44Generalca. 1930-1940
44, 132, FF1/D7Songs (5 folders) (see Series 8, box 92, cassette 25)n.d., 192?-1967
Tufts University
42Student Council (3 folders)1957-1965
42Student Government Association of the College of Special Studiesn.d., 1960-1962
42Women's Counciln.d., 1958-1960
44Women's Athletic and Recreation Association1964-1968
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5. Teaching, 1909-1994 (bulk 1925-1970)
Volume:1.80 cubic feet


This series contains correspondence, course descriptions, class notes, and syllabi that document Boston-Bouvé College's curriculum over time. Some instructional materials are also in this series, for example guidelines for children's games and literature on mental hygiene. Series 3 contains additional records about the physical therapy curriculum and Series 7 (Boxes 73, 75, and 76) contains students' class notes.
FF1/D7Generaln.d., 1924-1935
45Anatomy1937, 1961-1971
45, 132Camp (2 folders)1927-1969
45Children's Singing Games1909
123Computer Education Task Force1984-1985
45, FF1/D7Dance (1 letter-size folder, 3 flat file folders)n.d., 1910-1946
127Education (2 folders)1986
45Field Hockeyn.d.
127Graduate Co-Op Programs in Pharmacy1964-1965
129Graduate Program in Counseling Psychologyn.d.
127Graduate Program in Pharmacology197?
127Graduate School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions1972-1980, 1990-1994
127Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences1969-1970
45Health Educationn.d., 1927-1967
123Human Development Courses1977-1978
127Inhalation Therapy1973
45Journal Club1960-1967
127Master of Science Degree Program Proposal1980
127Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacologyn.d.
45Mental Hygiene1917-1925
45Miscellaneousn.d., 1928-1931, 1959-1963
127Physical Education1972-1982
45Physical Therapy
45  Clinical Medicine1971
46  Course Outlines (6 folders)1960-1972
46  Defense Course in Physical Therapy1941-1946, 1964+
46  Examinationsn.d., 193?-1975
46  Introductory Hospitaln.d., 1954-1962
46  Pathologyn.d., 1949-1954
46  Pediatrics1962-1970
46, 47, 132  Program (5 folders)1927-1975, 1986
47  Ten-Month Program1945-1946
129Physician Assistant Program n.d.,
47Policiesn.d., 1956-1973
47Programs and Methods in Elementary School1959-1965
47Recreation Educationn.d., 1966
127Recreation and Leisure Studies1979
127Respiration Therapy1973-1981
47Student Teaching1959-1962
47Swimmingca. 1926-1930
123Undergraduate Curriculum (2 folders)1986-1988
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6. Publications, 1892-2010 (bulk 1922-1981)
Volume:7.13 cubic feet

Organized into 2 subseries: A. Boston-Bouvé College; B. Non- Boston-Bouvé College.

Subseries A contains brochures, catalogs, reports, and newsletters published by the Boston-Bouvé College and the Northeastern University to inform its students, alumnae and the general public about the school's courses, events, and students. A near-complete series of yearbooks provide insight into Boston-Bouvé College student life. Newspaper and magazine clippings also document student activities and provide information about the activities of its faculty and administration and significant changes for the school.

An important part of this subseries is the historical information compiled by Boston-Bouvé College staff, alumnae, and other writers. Several of the historical compilations include chronologies and interpretations of the school's history. This subseries contains a master's thesis on Boston-Bouvé College as well as records from a history project spearheaded by Dean Allen in 1977. She and other volunteers collected information from alumnae and faculty which Allen used to begin writing a book. The subseries contains the research and completed chapters.

Subseries B contains material published by institutions other than Boston-Bouvé College, including catalogs from other early Boston-area physical education schools, and journals, reports, reprints, and pamphlets that document the physical education and physical therapy fields.
A. Boston-Bouvé College
132Application Formsn.d.
47, 48Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education Alumnae Catalog: Biographical Issue (3 folders)1913-1949
127Boston-Bouvé College Lectures1989
127Boston-Bouvé College: Thesis Guidelines1985
48, 130, 132Brochures and Fliers (4 folders)n.d., 1960-1990
132Bouvé College of Health Sciences2000-2003
132College of Human Development Professions2005
130, 132College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions (2 folders)1979-1991
130Graduate School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions (2 folders)1976-1989
48, 49Boston School of Physical Education (9 folders)1914-1930
49Bouvé College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences1994
49Bouvé School, Incorporated1925-1929
49-51Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education (28 folders)1930-1964
52, 132Boston-Bouvé College (2 folders)1965
52, 132Boston-Bouvé College Graduate School (2 folders)1971-1978, 1982
130College of Pharmacy1962-1963
130Physician Assistant Programs (2 folders)1980-1995
52, 130, 132General (5 folders)ca. 1913-1997
52Scrapbook (2 folders)1946-1949
64Graphicsn.d., 1962
52, 53Handbooks (3 folders)n.d., 1958-1973
Historical Compilations
53Generaln.d., 1931-1996
53A History of Boston-Bouvé College of Northeastern University1972
130A History of the School of Pharmacy at Northeastern University2006
53Brief History of Boston-Bouvé College1968
53Henry Ellis Warren (Biography)n.d.
53Historical Backgroundca. 1975
53Masters Thesis1952
Historical Information
53Generaln.d., 1962-1979
53Alumnae Reminiscencesn.d., 1952-1979
53Physical Therapyn.d., 1958-1975
History Project
54Boston-Bouvé College of Northeastern University: A Continuing Destiny1981
54Research (2 folders)1975-1978
54Katherine S. Andrews and Ruth Page Sweet Collection (Books Donated to Northeastern University)1979
54Mary F. Stratton Lectures1966-1971
132Manuals1995, 2000
54, 55Alumnae News Bulletin (3 folders)1941-1955
55Boston-Bouvé College Newsletter1976
FF1/D7Boston-Bouvé Developments1968
55, FF1/D7Boston-Bouvé News (2 folders)1963-1964
55, 132Boston-Bouvé Newsbrief (2 folders)n.d., 1969-1982
55, 56Bouvé-Boston Bulletin (6 folders)1945-1964
132Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education Newsletter (3 folders)1931-1938
56, 132Bouvé College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Newsletter (2 folders)1992, 1996
56Bouvé Pipeline1965
127College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions1976-1988
127Department of Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation and Special Education1993
56, 132The Link (2 folders)1922-1930
57Men's' Physical Education Majors Club1969
57Mid-Summer Newsletter1958-1959
57NU Viewpoints1967-1969
57, 127Pharmacy Alumni Newsletter1988-1994
57Physical Education Newsletter1964-1966
129Physical Therapy Alumni Newsletter1993
57Pollen Pressca., 1960, 1962?
129“Spanning the Years Boston Bouvé and Northeastern University Reunion Newsletter”1996
132Policies and Regulations2008
57Press Releases1959-1966
130“Institutional Employment and Shortages of Paramedical Personnel”1967
130Northeastern University Health-Related Programs Summary (2 folders)1966
130Northeastern University Programs for the Health-Related Professions1967-1968
57Proposed Center for Physical Education, Health Education, Recreation Education, Competitive Sports196?
3Teacher-Training Curriculum: Microfiche1964+
57, 127, 132Reports to the Commonwealth Fund (4 folders)1968, 1970
57-61, 127, 132Yearbooks (33 folders)1932-1978
B: Non- Boston-Bouvé College
62Boston Normal School of Gymnastics: Catalogs1893-1895, 1908-1909
62Posse School of Gymnastics: Historical Compilationn.d., 1978
62Posse-Nissen School of Physical Education: Catalogs1931-1932, 1944-1945
62, 130, 132Pamphlets (3 folders)1913-1944, 1958-1962
62American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation1963
130“Graduate Study Opportunities for Minority Group Students”1970
62History of Eastern Association for Physical Education of College Women1957, 1964
62Report of the Education Commission1892-1893
121Tufts University Carnegie Self-Study (3 folders)1958
63Tufts Alumni Review1955-1965
132 Tufts Weekly1946, 1962
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7. Personal Material: Faculty, Alumnae, and Corporation, 1892-2011 (bulk 1892-1970)
Volume:4.61 cubic feet


This series consists of personal material from the alumnae, faculty, and administration of the Boston-Bouvé College. There are also materials from corporation member Ethel Perrin. Scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, notes from classes, photographs and clippings document these women's lives before, during, and after they were a part of Boston-Bouvé College.

Evlyth Walen was one of several women from the Boston-Bouvé College who traveled to Japan in the 1930s to help open a school of physical education modeled after the Boston-Bouvé College. Her photo albums show students at the school and camp. Series 2 (Box 8) contains more information about this school and other photographs are in Series 8 (Box 91). Correspondence received by Dr. Katherine Andrews regarding her long-time partner Ruth Sweet is primarily about Sweet's illness and eventual death in 1958. A two-volume scrapbook assembled by alumnae pays tribute to alumna, faculty member, and professional dancer Pauline Chellis.
65Andrews, Katherine: Correspondence (7 folders)n.d., 192?-1972
132Baker, Linda Lee: Photographs 1962
67Carlson, Marjorie Jones: Autobiography1998
67Carman, Dorothy Tobey: Course Notes and Transcriptca. 1928, 1936
67Centervall, Margareta: Course Notes1924-1926
Chellis, Pauline
68, FF1/D7Plaudit Award1981-1982
68Scrapbooks (2 volumes)1920-1960
67Dauncy, Helen: Gamesn.d., 1959-1966
71Deubler, Emily: Scrapbook1921-1932
Dolbeare, Jeanne Biggs
67Course Notesca. 1924
132Ehrenkranz, Sandra Glanzman: Class Notesn.d.
132Elroy, Elizabeth Furey: Correspondence and Photographs1917, 1944, 1952, 1995, 1999
Gilman, Mildred Halfmann
127Generaln.d., 1938, 1977-1988
127“Bouvé Boston School of Physical Education” Yearbook1937
69, 70, 127Course Notes (16 folders)1935-1938
127“The Escutcheon” Yearbook1938-1939
66Photographsca. 1938
70Green, Constance: United States Army1918-1919
Goss, Barbara
70Photo Album1921-1924
132Hardy, Elizabeth Elroy: Mementos1938, 1943, 1949
132Houseman, Emma Stein: Mementos1962
Howard, Mildred
70Course Material1919, ca. 1925
70Harvard Summer School of Physical Educationn.d., 1921
70Lesson Plans1926
66Photo Albumca. 1925
71Lamson, Marion: Scrapbook1923-1929
70Lapham, Mary: Scrapbook1892-1902
May, Bessie Tuttle
73Generalca. 1923-1930
66Photographsn.d., 192?, 1922
73, 133 Memery, Marcia Dill: Mementos (2 folders)1957-1962
73, 133Miscellaneous Alumnae (2 folders)n.d., 191?-1958, 1981, 1990, 1995, 2001
134, 138Muller, Marjorie: Diploma and Scrapbook (2 folders)n.d., 1934
66Nussbaum, Frances: Photographs1930-1931
Perrin, Ethel
120Teela-Wooket Camps: Photographs191?
120Travel Itinerary1925-1935
66Provost, Susan: Photographs1959-1963
73Sayward, Ernestine Parker: United States Armyca. 1943-1945
133Smith, Drexey Wile: Photographs 1958-1961
73Sturgis, Marjorie: Scrapbook1931-1940
Sweet, Ruth Page
73Correspondencen.d., 1958
73, FF1/D7Honorary Doctorate (2 folders)1958
74Music Class1926
74Unidentified Alumna: Folk Costume Postcardsn.d., 1910-1944
133Van Buren, Taimi R.: Photographsn.d., 1933-1934
Walen, Evlyth
75Photo Albums: Nojiri Summer Camp, Japanca. 1936
66Photographsca. 1936-1940
Walsh, Gwendolyn Elroy
133General1916, 1946, 1953, 1962-1963
133Correspondence 1941-2011
133Expenses1942-1946, 1961
133Photographs (2 folders)n.d., ca. 1913-1986
133Warren, Leslie Cobb: Transcriptsn.d., 1943, 1960
71White, Christine: Dance Musicn.d., 1902-1922
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8. Audio-Visual Material, 1895-2004 (bulk 1919-1969)
Volume:8.20 cubic feet

Organized into 4 subseries: A. Photographs, Slides, and Negatives; B. Audio Recordings; C. Film; D. Microfilm.

This series contains non-print material that documents the Boston-Bouvé College. An important part of this series are the photographs taken by students, faculty, and professional photographers of official and unofficial life at Boston-Bouvé College. Photographs from the first decades of the school show students in the 1920s and 30s at summer camp, a required part of the Boston School of Physical Education's program. Many photographs document students participating in the same sporting events over several decades. Other photographs record important events like class days and school dances. The photographs also include formal portraits of classes and sports teams. Negatives that could be matched with prints have been kept with the prints, while the rest are located with other unmatched negatives. Photographs that were collected by one person or accompany the personal material of faculty and alumnae are in Series 7.

Audio material consists of cassette recordings of speeches given by Dean Allen, Dean Lynn, and others at professional conferences. The series also contains oral histories with graduates from 1938-39 as well as interviews with faculty. A recording of Chancellor Asa Knowles provides information about the merger between the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education and Northeastern University in 1964.

Microfilm in this series contains speeches about physical and recreation education by Catherine Allen and reference materials she used for these speeches.

The films in this series are of events and summer camp during the 1960s and examples for the Physical Education and Physical Therapy departments. These films include examples of kicks, jump shots, sprints, and other sport-related moves. The numbers affixed to canisters in “Athletics and Physical Therapy” subseries were preexisting and provided by Boston-Bouvé College. The general slides in Box 89 comprise images of athletic events (including field hockey and skiing) and alumni events.
A. Photographs, Slides, and Negatives
76Alumnaen.d., 193?-1976
76General (3 folders)1925-1969
76Aquaticsca. 1950-1970
77Dance (3 folders)n.d., ca. 1935-1965
77Winter (2 folders)192?-ca. 1970
78General (5 folders)191?-1961
79Photo Album1919
80Clubs and Organizations1936-ca., 1946, 1965
80General (2 folders)ca. 1925-1971
80, 133Commencement Activities (3 folders)1935-1965
81Parents' Weekends1954-1963
81Physical Therapy Pinning Ceremonies1955-1969
81, 133Reunions (5 folders)195?-1995, 2000-2004
82Unidentified (2 folders)1936-1970
82Workshops (2 folders)1964-1969
Faculty and Staff
83General (2 folders)191?-1995
83Allen, Catherine (2 folders)n.d., 1958-1980
83, 133Bouvé, Marjorie (2 folders)1919-1966
83Group Shots 1915-66
83Lynn, Minnie1960-1968
83Sweet, Ruth Page1943-1969
84Negativesn.d., 195?-1963
84, 85Photo Album Pages: Unidentified (5 folders)ca. 1917-ca. 1929
Physical Plant
86Generaln.d., ca. 1925-1952
Northeastern University Campus
86Generaln.d., 1965-1969
86Dockser Hall Dedication (2 folders)1968
Tufts University Campus
86General1956-ca. 1962
86Bouvé-Boston School Building1950-1963
86Ruth Page Sweet Hall1957-1958
85, 87, 134Class (24 folders)1915-1968
87, 133Group (2 folders)ca. 1920-ca. 1962
87Miscellaneousn.d., 1903-ca. 1960
85Physical Education Leadersn.d.
Posse, Nils
86Swedish Gymnastics Club1895-1989
89General (3 folders)n.d., 1948-1969
American Academy of Physical Education
89Identifying Note Cards (2 folders)1949
90Professional Leaders (glass slides)1949
90Candids (glass slides)ca. 1920-1938
87, 133Student Candids (4 folders)191?, 1946, 1972
91Taiiko Shihambu [School], Japan1936-1938, 1980
91General (2 folders)ca. 1930-1970
91Physical Therapy (3 folders)194?-1970
91, 133Unidentified (2 folders)ca. 1920-1955
B. Audio Recordings
Allen, Catherine
Graduate Education in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, University of Rhode Island
92Keynote Address, Catherine Allen (sound cassette)1980, April 30
92Untitled Speech, Jay Richard Polidoro (sound cassette)1980, April 30
International Association of Physical Education and Sports for Girls and Women
92Eighth Congress, South Africa (sound cassette)1977, August
92Kenya Cultural Center: Music (sound cassette)
92Compilation of music (sound cassette)
92Pacini Manor: “Cat's Sing” (sound cassette)1964
92Radio shown.d.
92“A Look Into the Crystal Ball,” FAIA (sound cassette)1979
92“Change and Challenge in Physical Education and Recreation,” University of Rhode Island (sound cassette)1977
92“Creativity,” St. Louis (sound cassette)1968
92“International Understanding,” Eastern Association of Physical Education for College Women at Buck Hills Falls (sound cassette)1968, October
92“Territory Ahead of Us” (sound cassette)1970?
Events and Conferences
92Boston-Bouvé Alumnae Association: Annual Meeting (sound cassette)1968, May 18
NAPECW Workshop Banquet
92Toastmistress, Catherine Allen (sound cassette)1968
92Singing by Aaltje Van Deuburg (sound cassette)1968
92“The Next Breakthrough,” George Schweitzer (sound cassette)1968
92Parents Weekend: Panel Discussion on Physical Therapy (sound cassette)n.d.
92Songs (See Series 4, box 44, folder 6 for words) (sound cassette)1966
History of Boston-Bouvé College
92History Project Organizational Meeting (two copies) (sound cassette)1977, October 17
Oral Histories
92Coffin, Margaret Blossom (sound cassette)1999, March 30
92Gilman, Margaret Halfmann (sound cassette)1999, March 10
92Knowles, Asa S.: Merger of Bouvé-Boston School with Northeastern University (4 copies) (sound cassette)1978, April 26
92McKay, Albert (sound cassette)1977, October 7
92Rowlands, Jean (2 copies) (sound cassette)1978, January 18
92Turner, Marjorie McCullough (sound cassette)1999, April 14
92“Proud Heritage,” Catherine Allen at Boston-Bouvé College (sound cassette)1980, May 22
Lynn, Minnie
92“[Delphine] Hanna: Annals and Chronicles”(3 copies) (sound cassette)n.d.
92Oberlin College Reunion Dinner (sound cassette)1978
92Amy Morris Homans Lecture: “Seeing Our Future Happening,” St. Louis (3 copies) (sound cassette)1968, March 29
92“This Is Our Task,” South West District, American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (sound cassette)1960, May 5
92Unidentified (sound cassette)1971+
92Amy Morris Homans Lectures
92Lee, Mabel, Las Vegas (sound cassette)n.d.
92Abernathy, Ruth, Boston (inaudible) (sound cassette)n.d.
92“Changing Perspectives: A Personal Journey,” Rosalyn Cassidy, Seattle, WA (sound cassette)1970
92“Challenges in Higher Education Today,” Caryll Kline (sound cassette)196?
92“College as a Social System,” W. Kvaraceus (sound cassette)196?
92“College Non-Teaching Options for Physical Education Majors,” Charlotte Lambert (sound cassette)n.d.
92“Highlights of International Women's Year Conference, Mexico City, 1975,” Jessye Helprin (sound cassette)1975
92“Increased Quality with Static Dollars,” Kermit Morrissey (sound cassette)n.d.
92“Inventing the Future through Education,” Dean Corrigan (sound cassette)n.d.
92“Observations of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation During a Year of School Visitations,” South West District, American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Matthew P. Gaffney (sound cassette)1960, May 5
92“Perspectives on Sports Psychology,” Dot Harris, Pacini Manor (sound cassette)197?
93Reels duplicating select tapes
C. Film
129“25 Years…and Counting…” (VHS videotape)1997
13932 (8mm)n.d.
Athletics and Physical Therapy
139Ballet: Leap [7] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Ballet Leap, Volleyball Under and Overhand Serve [27] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Basketball: Chest Pass [3] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Basketball: Jump and Reach, Jump Ball [37] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Basketball: Jump and Reach [20]n.d.
139Basketball: Jump Shot 1 [1] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Basketball: Jump Shot 2 [12] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Basketball: One Hand and Overhand Pass [6] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Cartwheel, Underhand Throw, Football Punt [23] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Field Hockey Overhand Pass, Football Toss, Soccer Instep Drive [9] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Football: Overarm Toss, Four Examples [22] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Football: Punt [30] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Football: Throw (Side View) and Punting [8] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Football: Training (8 mm film)n.d.
139Jump Ball, Vertical Jumps, Head Rotation [35a] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Jump, Basketball Chest Pass, Soccer Outside of the Foot Pass [15] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Racing Dives [28] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Running, Leaping, Standing Long Jump, Cartwheel; Five Examples [4] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Shot Put, Chest Pass, Foul Shot [2] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Soccer: Instep Drive, Toe Kick [5] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Track and Field: Ball and Chain Throw, Discus [33] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Track and Field: Exercises [14] (8 mm film) n.d.
139Track and Field: Hurdle, Standing Broad Jump [13] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Track and Field: Indoor Exercises [21] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Track and Field: Indoor Race, Sprint [35] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Track and Field: Jogging [50] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Track and Field: Outdoor Race [11] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Track and Field: Outdoor Training [36] (8mm film)n.d.
139Track and Field: Sprint, Block Stand [31] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Track and Field: Sprint, Three Examples [29] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Trail film: “Child Running” (8mm film)n.d.
139Two women walking up and down steps [19] (8 mm film)n.d.
139Underarm Pitch, Volleyball Bump [10] (8mm film)n.d.
140Underarm Pitch, Volleyball Bump, Hockey Shot, Badminton Overhand Pass, Golf Swing [16] (8 mm film)n.d.
140Unidentifiable (8mm film)n.d.
140Unidentifiable 2 [18] (8mm film)n.d.
140Vertical Jump [34] (8 mm film)n.d.
140Vertical Jump 2 [25](8mm film)n.d.
140Volleyball: Serve [17] (8 mm film)n.d.
140Volleyball: Serve 2 [26] (8 mm film)n.d.
140Weightlifting: Overhead Squats, Dead Lifts, Reverse Curls [24] (8 mm film)n.d.
122Camp (3 VHS videotapes)1962-1964
122Career Day (VHS videotape)196?
122Danish Gymnastics (VHS videotape)1964
129“Making a Difference” (2 VHS videotapes)1990
140Physical Therapy: Walking (VHS videotape)n.d.
140Posture in Action (8mm film)n.d.
140Strain-Gauge-Golf (8mm film)1970
122Unidentified Reception (VHS videotape)196?
140Women's Golf Team Penn State University (8mm film)1970
D. Microfilm
Allen, Catherine: Speeches
94January Recreation Speech-Creativity Speech I (2 copies)1960-1980?
94Creativity Speech II-Ideas for the 70s Speech (2 copies)197?
95Higher Education-Speech Materials (2 copies)1960-1980?
95Ideas for the 70s-Physical Fitness (2 copies)197?
95Teaching and the Elementary Schools (2 copies)1960-1980?
95“The Territory Ahead of the Rest, October 1977-Speech Material, Women (2 copies)197?, 1977
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9. Realia, 1915-1975 (bulk 1925-1966)
Volume:23.41 cubic feet

Organized into 2 subseries: A. Memorabilia; B. Costumes.

The memorabilia in this series includes class rings and pins, plaques, and school emblems. Of special note is a candlestick engraved with the winners of each year's Blue vs. White Team competitions starting with the class of 1931 and ending with the class of 1966. The series also contains athletic artifacts such as juggling pins and field hockey sticks from the 1920s. There are gift and memorial plaques probably mounted in Ruth Page Sweet Hall dormitory at Tufts. From the Posse School Institute, Inc. there is a trophy and the school's embosser. Also in this series are mementoes given out at events like Boston-Bouvé College school dances and reunions.

Most of this series comprises costumes, including athletic uniforms, dance costumes, swim suits, stockings, and shoes worn by students. Many of these costumes are from the first decades of the 20th century.
A. Memorabilia
Boston-Bouvé College
96, 128Bannersn.d., 1930s-1964
98Class Rings and Pins n.d., 1917, 1929, 1931
64Diplomas1931, 1935, 1975
97-98, 133Emblems n.d., 1938
97-98, 101, 135Event Mementosn.d., 1959-1968
99-100Guest Books1928-1972
Range 67/4Hockey Sticksn.d.
103Juggling Pinsn.d.
97Patchesca. 1925-1964
96-97Plaquesca. 1958
Student Government
104Time Capsule Box1938
Posse-Nissen School
B. Costumes
106Blazersn.d., ca. 1925, ca. 1958
107Bloomersn.d., ca. 1938, ca. 1945
105, 108Blousesca. 1925-1949
109Dance uniformsca. 1938-1943
105Fencing Jacketca. 1941
110Protective Gearn.d., ca. 1926, ca. 1938
111-117Shoes (7 boxes)n.d., ca. 1925, ca. 1938
105, 137Skirts n.d.
109Swim Suitsn.d., ca, 1929-1938
118Tunicsn.d., ca. 1929-ca. 1945
119, 136Uniform Sets ca. 1925
128Warm-up Pantsn.d.
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