Laberta Dysart Papers 1931 - 1969

Chatham University

Summary Information

Repository
Chatham University
Title
Laberta Dysart Papers
Creator
Dysart, Laberta, 1894-1980
Collection Number
MSS.2017.003
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1940-1959
Date [inclusive]
1931-1969
Extent
2.0 boxes

Preferred Citation:

Laberta Dysart Papers, 1931-1969, MSS.2017.003, Chatham University Archives & Special Collections.

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Biographical Information:

Laberta Dysart (1894 – 1980), was a professor of history of Chatham University (then Pennsylvania College for Women) from 1926 until 1958.

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Administrative History:

Laberta Dysart (1894 – 1980), was a professor of history of Chatham University (then Pennsylvania College for Women) from 1926 until 1958. Born in Nebraska, she attended the University of Nebraska, where she was Phi Beta Kappa, and Columbia University, where she received her Ph. D. Miss Dysart held teaching positions in Nebraska and Iowa before she accepted a faculty position at Pennsylvania College for Women in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1926.  Miss Dysart taught courses in ancient and medieval history until her retirement in 1958.  Dysart was appointed college historian and she completed eleven years of research on the history of Chatham University, culminating in the publication of Chatham’s first comprehensive history, Chatham College: The First Ninety Years.  Dysart was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, the American Association of University Women, the American Historical Association, the American Association of University Professors, and the Auxiliary of Warren Barracks of World War 1 Veterans. After retiring, Dysart moved to Nebraska and passed away in 1980.

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Scope and Contents

This collection mainly contains the working manuscripts of Chatham College: The First Ninety Years. Within the collection is also the Centennial Award received by Dysart, a retirement book, and a portrait photograph of Dysart.

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Arrangement of Materials:

Series 1: Chatham College: The First Ninety Years

Series 2: Awards and Remembrances

Series 3: Photographs

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Chatham University, November 2018

Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA, 15232
412-365-1212
jkmref@chatham.edu

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on access. The records are open for research use.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Chatham College.

Function(s)

  • Education of Women

Personal Name(s)

  • Dysart, Laberta, 1894-1980

Subject(s)

  • Women -- Education -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Sources

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Chatham College: The First Ninety Years 

Scope and Contents

The records in this series mainly contain manuscripts and a proof copy of Laberta Dysart’s Chatham College: The First Ninety Years.

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Proof Copy 1959 11
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Manuscript: Title Page, Table of Contents, Forward, Acknowledgements 12
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Manuscript: Chapter 1 13
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Manuscript: Chapter 2 14
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Manuscript: Chapter 3 15
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Manuscript: Chapter 4 16
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Manuscript: Chapter 5 17
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Manuscript: Chapter 6 18
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Manuscript: Chapter 7 19
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Manuscript: Chapter 8 110
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Manuscript: Chapter 10 111
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Manuscript: Chapter 11 112
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Manuscript: Chapter 12 113
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Manuscript: Epilogue 114
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Manuscript: Chapter Notes 115
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Manuscript: Index 116
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Manuscripts: Appendices 117
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Manuscript: Editing Notes 118
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Correspondence 119

Series  II. Awards and Rememberances 

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Chatham College Centennial Award – Laberta Dysart 1969 21
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Eulogy by Eleanor Bartberger Dearborn ‘31 22
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Retirement Binder 23

Series  III. Photographs 

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Laberta Dysart Photographs 24