Moulton, Anna Y.
Manuscript Collection: MS 0799
Agency History/Biographical note:
Anna Kimball Young was born on October 26, 1891 in North Berwick,
Maine to Augustus Young, a merchant, and Elsie Perkins Young. She
attended Robinson Seminary at Exeter, Maine and then went to Mount
Holyoke College between 1912-1916, receiving a B.A in economics. She
taught at East Jaffrey High School in New Haven, Connecticut from
1916-1917 and was a teacher and the principal of the same institution
from 1917-1918. From 1918-1919 she taught at Quincy (Massachusetts)
High School and from 1919-1920 she worked as a substitute teacher and
an adviser for students at the same institution. On June 28, 1920
she married James William Moulton, an executive at General Electric
Corporation and they had two children. She died at the age of
seventy-three in Topsham, Maine on September 28, 1965.
Scope and Content:
The Anna Y. Moulton Papers consists of course records, memorabilia,
correspondence and biographical information. The material in the
collection relates mainly to her years as a Mount Holyoke College
student, 1912-1916. These papers primarily consist of course
records, including compositions and notes. The records are for
English language courses and there is also a paper written for a
philosophy class. The compositions include comments written by
English teachers Helen Griffith and Caroline Foote Lester. Topics of
her compositions include "The Foreigner at Home", "The Principal
Subjects of Education", "Books and Progress", and "How to Start an
Automobile". She also writes about aspects of her life at Mount
Holyoke, including President Mary Emma Woolley ("My first impression
of Miss Woolley"), student housing ("The Present System of
Room-Choosing"), and religious activities ("The System of Compulsory
Chapel"). Memorabilia consists of Moulton's speech to the Class of
1916 at their 25th reunion in 1941, a booklet from that reunion and a
letter written to the Class of 1916 on February 13, 1947.
Correspondence consists of letters from one of her classmates,
Priscilla Larned Clarke Dinsmoor, and from Mrs. William W. Hildreth,
one of her colleagues from East Jaffrey High School, congratulating
her after the birth of her first-born son in August 1921.
Correspondence also includes twelve letters and cards from Mount
Holyoke president Mary Emma Woolley, 1934-1947, and a letter from
Jeannette Marks dated November 11, 1944 concerning Woolley's health
after a suffering a stroke. The biographical information consists of
two biographical notes ca. 1923, ca. 1937 as well as newspaper
clippings about Class of 1916 activities, ca. 1930s-1941 and
Moulton's obituary, September 28, 1965.
Cite as: Anna Y. Moulton Papers, Mount Holyoke College,
Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley,
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted.