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Hapgood, Elizabeth R., 1894-1974



  • Existence: 1894 - 1974


Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood was born in 1894, in New York City, NY. In 1914, she graduated from the Ecole des Langues Orientales, University of Paris, France after which she was appointed head of the Russian department at Columbia University in 1915. She married Norman Hapgood, Russian editor for Harper's Weekly in 1916. After moving to Hanover in 1918, she was offered the chance to establish a Russian department at Dartmouth College. She took the challenge and became the first female professor of the the all male institution. She left Dartmouth in 1919, to follow her husband who had been appointed the American Minister to Denmark. Even though she never taught again, she continued to work as a Russian translator and editor. Elizabeth Hapgood died in New York City in 1974.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"Journey through life," manuscript

Identifier: MS-1155
Date(s): 2000

Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood (1894-1974), Russian professor and translator. Established Russian department at Dartmouth College. Contains a photocopy of her memoir "Journeys Through Life".

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