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1837   Hannah Hoyt (1805 - 1871)  In 1837, Hannah Hoyt began teaching a group of young girls in a
house on lower Albany Street in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

1844   Carrie Cook Sanborn, nineteenth century Quaker, artist, head of the Cedars Art Colony, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, 1844.

1858   Eagleswood House at the Raritan Bay Union, 1858.

1860  Opheleton Seminary for Young Ladies; Plainfield, 1860.

1865   Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) Tablet.

1887   New Jersey School Suffrage Act enfranchised rural and small town women in school matters, 1887.  

c. 1890   Evelyn College, c. 1890, a photograph of students. 

1903   College of St. Elizabeth, 1903, a photograph of the first graduating class. 

1909   Ridgewood High School Women's Basketball Team, 1909. 

c. 1910s   Mother Mary Xavier Mehegan (1825-1915), Roman Catholic religious, educator, and founder of the Sisters of Charity of New Jersey. 

c. 1910s   Florence Peshine Eagleton, (1870-1953), the first woman to serve as a trustee of Rutgers University.

1913   "Some Things Accomplished at Whittier House" 19th annual Report of Whittier House.

1915   Whittier House Kindergarten Class, 1915.  

c. 1920   The Clara Barton School, Bordentown, from a postcard c. 1920.  

c. 1925   Douglass College Students, c. 1925.  

c. 1927   Nellie Morrow Parker (1902-), the first African American school teacher in Bergen County.                    

1928   Lillian Ford Feickert (1877-1945), president of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association, 1912-1920. 

1928   Whittier House Cooking Class.

1932  New Jersey Organization of Colored Teachers  Teachers’ organizations, such as the National Education Association, were not racially integrated until the 1950s.

1932  Domestic Science Class.    New Jersey State Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth, Bordentown.

1936   Invitation to attend the organizational meeting of the World Center for Women’s Archives, 1936.

1940   Child Labor on New Jersey Farms, 1940.

1941   100 Famous Jersey Women, news article about the World Center for Women’s Archives, 1941. 

1952   Racially Integrated Classroom, Berlin Township, 1952. 

1962   Marie Hilson Katzenbach, (1882-1970), an advocate for education in New Jersey.  

1968    Science students at Felician College, 1968.  

1972   Male and Female Students at Rutgers College, 1972. 

1975   "Equity in Educational Programs," 1975. The text of the regulations published by the New Jersey Department of Education to implement equal education requirements. 

c. 1980s   Marilyn J. Morheuser (1924-1995), an influential litigator of public school finance issues. 

1993        Christine Todd Whitman (1946-). Campaign flyer, "Christie Whitman’s Blueprint for a Better Education," 1993.

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