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Jessica Esch
June 2021

From the Jessica Esch: Fill in the Blanks exhibition 

Original Statement:
"The higher education of women, while not universal, was pretty commoncertainly not unusual—among New England families where the men of the family were highly educated. I was never asked if I wanted to go to college. I was sent. It was just taken for granted." -Frances Perkins 

Source:
Frances Perkins, The Reminiscences of Frances Perkins, New York Times Oral History Program, Columbia University Oral History Collection, Part III, No. 182 (pp.190-191 in PDF)

Note: 
Perkins graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1902 with a degree in chemistry and physics.

Details:
Underwood-Olivetti Studio 44 typewriter
Efficiency graph pad
8 1/2" x 11"

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