Mary Moore Dabney Thomson Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
030 2 THOMSON

Dates

  • 1941-1980 (Creation)
  • 1941-1945 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2.00 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Collection of materials concerning the life to educator and administrator Mary Moore Dabney Thompson who served as president of Miami University from 1941 to 1945.

  • Arrangement

    Organized and arranged into the following series: Folder 27: Mary M.D. Thomson, Edmund Kase Letters; Folder 28: Mary M.D. Thomson, Edmund Kase Letters; Folder 29: Mary M.D. Thomson, Susan Peabody Correspondence; Folder 30: Mary M.D. Thomson, Susan Peabody Correspondence; Folder 31: Mary M. D. Thomson, Susan Peabody Correspondence; Folder 32: Mary M. D. Thomson, Student Correspondence; Folder 33: Mary M.D. Thomson, Resignation; Folder 34: Mary M.D. Thomson, Portrait, Invitation, Nelson, Etc.; Folder 35: Mary M. D. Thomson, Thomson Hall; Folder 36: Mary M. D. Thomson, Death Folder; Folder 37: Mary M.D. Thomson Photographs; Folder 38: Mary M. D. Thomson, Photographs of Family; Folder 39: Inauguration, Mary M. D. Thomson; Folder 40: Mary M.D. Thomson, Inauguration; Folder 41: Inauguration, Mary M.D. Thomson; Folder 42: Inauguration; Folder 42: Inauguration, Mary M. D. Thomson; Folder 43: Inauguration, Mary M. D. Thomson; Folder 44: Inauguration, Mary M. D. Thomson; Folder 45: Inauguration, Mary M. D. Thomson, Photographs; Folder 46: Donations from Christian La Roche.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do not circulate and are made available to users in the Western College Memorial Archives.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Acquired from various sources.

  • Preferred Citation

    Mary Moore Dabney Thomson, Western College Memorial Archives, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

  • Other Descriptive Information

    http://westernarchives.lib.muohio.edu/show_content.php?unique_id=63

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    Mary Moore Dabney Thomson served as the seventh president of Western College from 1941 to 1945. She was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1886. Thomson was the daughter of Dr. Charles William Dabney, former president of the University of Tennessee and the University of Cincinnati. She studied at Horace Mann School in New York City from 1902 to 1903, the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1903 to 1904 and the University of Cincinnati from 1904 to 1906 as well as abroad. She married Alexander Thomson, prominent businessman, civic leader and president of Champion Paper and Fiber Company in Hamilton, Ohio.

    Prior to the presidency of Western College she served on the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Community Chest and president of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Y.W.C.A. Thomson also served on the National Board of the Y.W.C.A. During her leadership of Western she was selected American Mother by the Golden Rule Association. While at Western the Victory Gardens were planted, students traveled the country presenting marionette shows and six week summer courses began. Thomson resigned for reasons of health and family. After her departure from Western she served as the Chairperson of the Board of Western College. Thomson died on June 4, 1980.

  • Related Materials

    http://westernarchives.lib.muohio.edu/index.php

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of materials relating to the life of Mary Moore Dabney Thomson president of Western College from 1941 to 1945. These materials include correspondence, reports, speeches, news clippings and photographs.

  • Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Western Archivist, Miami University.

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Instances

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