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Merion Ferris Ritter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: PP-C-11

Content Description

The collection consists of memorabilia from Connecticut College’s class of 1935 including commencement publications, a news article, Koine yearbook and a 50th reunion photo badge. There is also correspondence between the Parent’s Committee of Connecticut College, college administrators and parents of students for the years 1970-1971.

Dates

  • 1935
  • 1970-1971
  • 1985

Creator

Access

This collection is open to researchers.

About Merion Ferris Ritter

Merion Ferris Ritter was a member of the class of 1935 at Connecticut College. She majored in chemistry, was a member of the science club and was managing editor of Press board, the college publicity organization.

While Mrs. Ritter’s daughter, Ruth Ritter Ladd ‘72 was a student at Connecticut College in the early 1970s, Mrs. Ritter was a member of the Parent’s Committee of Connecticut College. The Parent’s Committee was formed in the late spring of 1970 by a group of parents from the New England area in response to their concerns around the events of Parents Weekend (May, 1970) and the Connecticut College Student/Faculty “Strike” the following week, parietal rules, and administrative responsibility. The committee obtained a Connecticut College Student Directory to create a mailing list and in June of 1970 sent out a questionnaire regarding their concerns to all parents of currently enrolled students. This committee was not sanctioned by Connecticut College.
Reference:The Hartford Daily, 1935.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Summary

Connecticut College class of 1935 memorabilia. Correspondence between the Parent’s Committee of Connecticut College, college administrators and parents of students from 1970-1971.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series.
  • Class of 1935 Memorabilia
  • Parent's Committee of Connecticut College Correspondence
The correspondence in Series II is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Collection was received in April 2016 from Skip Wilson on behalf of Ruth Ladd ‘72. Ruth Ladd is the daughter of Merion Ferris Ritter ‘35.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Lori Looney in 2018.
Title
Guide to the Merion Ferris Ritter Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Lori Looney
Date
2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020: Finding aid revised by Deborah Kloiber

Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
Conecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave
New London CT 06320 United States
860-439-2686