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Title Catholic women's colleges in America / edited by Tracy Schier and Cynthia Russett.
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.

Subject Leadership Conference of Women Religious of the United States.
Catholic universities and colleges -- United States -- History.
Women's colleges -- United States -- History.
Catholic women -- Education (Higher) -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Schier, Tracy.
Russett, Cynthia Eagle.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 439 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Faith, knowledge, and gender / Jill Ker Conway -- Colleges of religious women's congregations : the spiritual heritage / Monika K. Hellwig -- American Catholic colleges for women : historical origins / Kathleen A. Mahoney -- Colleges in context / Thomas M. Landy -- Faculties and what they taught / Karen Kennelly -- Philadelphia story : life at Immaculata, Rosemont, and Chestnut Hill / David R. Contosta -- Sisterhoods and Catholic higher education, 1890-1960 / Mary J. Oates -- Live minds, yearning spirits : the alumnae of colleges and universities founded by women religious / Jane C. Redmont -- Making it : stories of persistence and success / Dorothy M. Brown and Carol Hurd Green -- Way we are : the present relationship of religious congregations of women to the colleges they founded / Melanie M. Morey -- Conclusion, Into the future / Jeanne Knoerle and Tracy Schier.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Summary Annotation More than 150 colleges in the United States were founded by nuns, and over time they have served many constituencies, setting some educational trends while reflecting others. In Catholic Women's Colleges in America, Tracy Schier, Cynthia Russett, and their coauthors provide a comprehensive history of these institutions and how they met the challenges of broader educational change. The authors explore how and for whom the colleges were founded and the role of Catholic nuns in their founding and development. They examine the roots of the founders' spirituality and education; they discuss curricula, administration, and student life. And they describe the changes prompted by both the church and society beginning in the 1960s, when decreasing enrollments led some colleges to opt for coeducation, while others restructured their curricula, partnered with other Catholic colleges, developed specialized programs, or sought to broaden their base of funding. Contributors: Dorothy M. Brown, Georgetown University; David R. Contosta, Chestnut Hill College; Jill Ker Conway, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Carol Hurd Green, Boston College; Monika K. Hellwig, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; Karen Kennelly, president emerita of Mount Saint Mary's College, Los Angeles; Jeanne Knoerle, president emerita of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College; Thomas M. Landy, College of the Holy Cross; Kathleen A. Mahoney, Humanitas Foundation; Melanie M. Morey, Leadership and Legacy Associates, Boston; Mary J. Oates, Regis College; Jane C. Redmont, Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley; Cynthia Russett, Yale University; Tracy Schier, Boston College.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0801877660 (electronic bk.)
9780801877667 (electronic bk.)
080186805X (hc ; alk. paper)
9780801868054 (hc ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 51575754
Additional Format Print version: Catholic women's colleges in America. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002 080186805X (DLC) 2001001522 (OCoLC)46462642