Kinney, Elizabeth T.,
Manuscript Collection: MS 0616
Agency History/Biographical note:
Elizabeth Tucker Kinney was born on January 5, 1904, the daughter of
Asa Kinney, professor of Plant Science at Mount Holyoke College. She
attended Holyoke High School and graduated from Mount Holyoke College
in 1924. In 1926 she received an M.S. from Washington University.
She studied at the University of Pittsburgh, and spent several
summers at Woods Hole doing research. In 1927 she began studying at
Columbia University. At the same time she began working at
Washington Square College. In 1929 she took up a teaching post in
zoology at Barnard College. She married Leonard G. Worley in 1931,
and they had two children, Leonora and Jeannette. In 1940 she
received a Ph.D. from Columbia.
Scope and Content:
The Elizabeth Tucker Kinney Papers contain two diaries, dated
1920-21, several postcards from Northfield Seminary and two
photographs. The first diary describes her life as a high school
senior living in South Hadley. The second diary records the
experiences of a day student at Mount Holyoke College.
Cite as: Elizabeth T. Kinney Papers, Mount Holyoke
College, Archives and Special Collections, South
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted