Mary Emma Woolley

Prename: Mary Emma
Surname: Woolley
Profession: College president
Birthday: 07/13/1865
Place of birth: South Norwalk, CT
Date of death: 09/05/1947
Place of death: Westport
Education: 1884 Wheaton Seminary, Norton, MA; from 1890 Brown University, RI; 1894 A.B., 1895 A.M.
Career: 1885–91 teaches at Wheaton Seminary in Norton; 1895 instructor in history and literature at Wellesley College; 1896 associate professor, 1899 full professor, 1901–37 president, Mount Holyoke College
Memberships: Association of Collegiate Alumnae (ACA) / American Association of University Women (AAUW), 1917 War Service Committee; 1918 among the initiators of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW); 1927–33 AAUW president; vice president of the American Civil Liberties Union; 1932 US delegate to the World Disarmament Conference in Geneva
Biographical literature: [*American National Biography Online*, "Mary Emma Woolley"](; Ann Karus Meeropol, “A Practical Visionary. Mary Emma Woolley and the Education of Women,” Ph.D. diss., Amherst University, 1992
Major works: *Education* (Boston: Hall and Locke, 1911), *The College Woman and the New Epoch* (Lynchburg, VA: Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, 1915)
Image caption: Mary Emma Woolley, c. 1903. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-111858).