Horner, Joyce Mary,
Manuscript Collection: MS 0549
Agency History/Biographical note:
Joyce Mary Horner was born on July 13, 1903, in Yorkshire, England.
She received a B.A. in 1925 from St. Hilda's College, Oxford, a
diploma in Education in 1926 and an M.A. in 1928 from Smith College.
She worked at various schools and colleges before coming to Mount
Holyoke in 1944 as an assistant professor in the English Department.
She was chair of the English Department from 1947 through 1950, and
became a full professor in 1966. She retired in 1969, but continued
publishing novels and poems. Joyce M. Horner died on March 24, 1980,
in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Scope and Content:
The Joyce Mary Horner Papers consist chiefly of journals written from
1930-1961 and 1975-1977 and includes correspondence, 1942-1976;
published and unpublished writings ca. 1921-1986, including articles
and reviews relating to her novels; records from her English courses
at Mount Holyoke; biographical material and memorabilia; and
photographs of Horner, her relatives and friends, ca. 1880-1968.
Cite as: Joyce M. Horner Papers, Mount Holyoke College,
Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley,
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted