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Katherine Gillette Osborne Collection

Identifier: D-Mss-1847

  • Staff Only


  • 1910 - 1943

Biographical / Historical

This collection was compiled by Katherine Gillette Osborne (1847? – 1943), who was both the founder and resident director of the Boston Students’ Union from 1910 until her death in 1943. Listed in the 1913 publication Handbook of Opportunities for Vocational Training in Boston compiled by the Women’s Municipal League of Boston, the Boston Students’ Union was a boarding house suitable for young women who were students at the time. Although little else is known about Mrs. Osborne beyond her involvement at the Students’ Union, she appears to have been an advocate for the education of women in the early 1900s. An additional compilation of her work, entitled “Katherine Gillette Osborne Papers,” can be found at Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.


3 boxes

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Part of the 02 - Ella Strong Denison Library Repository

1030 Columbia Ave
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