Hyslop, Beatrice Fry,
Manuscript Collection: MS 0553
Agency History/Biographical note:
Beatrice Fry Hyslop was born on April 10, 1899, in New York City, New
York. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College in 1919, she
taught at the Mrs. Davis School in Connecticut until 1921. She then
taught history at the University until 1924, when she recieved her
M.A. From 1924 until 1926 she taught history at Rosemary Hall School
in Connecticut. In 1926, she became an instructor of history at
Mount Holyoke College. In 1929, she left to attend Columbia
University, and received her Ph.D in 1934. Shortly thereafter she
began teaching at Kingswood School in Michigan. In 1936, she worked
at Hunter College in New York City where she taught history until
1970. In 1952, she studied in France as a Fulbright scholar. She
died on July 23, 1973 in Jackson Heights, New York.
Scope and Content:
The Beatrice Fry Hyslop Correspondence chiefly contains letters
written to Helen M. Voorhees, class of 1915, describing Hyslop's
search for a college-level teaching position in the field of history
and her eventual decision to teach at Hunter College, New York City.
Later letters describe her travels and research on the French
Revolution in Northern France during several summers. As a Fulbright
Scholar (1951-1952), Hyslop returned to France, where she described
in letters to Voorhees, the simplicity of French living, her outings
to art events, and briefly discussed her views on French and U.S.
politics. Also included are several short published writings by
Hyslop on the French Revolution.
Cite as: Beatrice Fry Hyslop Correspondence, Mount Holyoke
College, Archives and Special Collections, South
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted