Personal Papers of Alice Zimmern

Scope and Content

Papers relating to teaching classes, including lecture notes. Articles by Alice Zimmern in magazines and journals, chiefly relating to women's education. First chapters of a nonsense novel 'Three Deaths and a Marriage' by Mah and Me (not dated). Photograph of Alice Zimmern as a student at Girton. Copy of portrait of Alice by Kenneth Green when she was over 80. Copies of her obituaries, 1939.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alice Zimmern was born in Nottingham in 1855. She studied classics at Girton 1881-1885 and was later awarded the Gilchrist Travelling Scholarship in 1893. She visited America to study methods of education in schools and colleges and later studied education methods in England, France and Germany. She wrote a number of publications mostly relating to education. She left 150 to Girton for the Alice Zimmern Memorial Prize for Classics. Alice Zimmern died in March 1939.

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Archivist's Note

Collection Description taken from Genesis in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project. Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 27/02/2002

Conditions Governing Use

The Archive holdings are subject to British copyright law. Photocopying of original documents sometimes has to be restricted for conservation reasons as well as those of copyright.