Parker, Eleanor C.,
Manuscript Collection: MS 0623
Agency History/Biographical note:
Eleanor Clark Parker was born on March 29, 1920 in North Woodstock,
New Hampshire to Leander Fox Parker, Water Commissioner, North
Woodstock, New Hampshire and Clarice Vinn Clark Parker, housewife.
She graduated from Woodstock High School in 1937, and from Mount
Holyoke College in 1941. That fall she began teaching at Madison
High School in New Hampshire. In 1943 she moved to Lincoln High
School, and in 1946 to New London High School, both in New Hampshire.
In 1954 she moved again to Laconia High School where she worked
until her retirement in 1980. Shereceived several awards in her
lifetime. Eleanor Parker died at age seventy-four on February 12,
1995 in Concord, New Hampshire.
Scope and Content:
The Eleanor C. Parker Papers contain excerpts from correspondence,
scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, a manuscript of an autobiography and
photographs. The collection chiefly relates to her years as a
student at Mount Holyoke College. The papers document the admissions
process, including documentation related to her taking the SATs.
Also discussed are aspects of college life including friends,
finances, volunteer work, the hurricane of 1938, classes and student
employment. Specific studnet activities are also discussed including
Freshman Pledge, Drama Club and Glee Club. The scrapbooks contain
photographs, admissions related materials, newspaper and magazine
clippings and items from the 1938 World's Fair. In addition, the
collection documents some of her post-collegiate professional and
social activities, including trips she took to France (1949), the
Middle East (1973) and China (1983).
Cite as: Eleanor C. Parker Papers, Mount Holyoke College,
Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley,
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted