Douglass Library


8 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8527

Named after Mabel Smith Douglass. Born Feb 11, 1877 at Jersey City, NJ; Died Sept 21, 1933; AB (Barnard College, 1899), LittD (Rutgers U, 1924), LLD (Russell Sage College, 1932); public school teacher, NYC, 1899-1902; instrumental in founding New Jersey College for Women in 1918; served as the college's first Dean, 1918-1933; Vice-President, Assoc. of Colleges and Secondary Schools in the Middle States and Maryland, 1931; member, NJ State Board of Education; awarded the University Medal of Columbia University in recognition of her work in creating a college for women in NJ, 1931; named Officiere d'Academie by the French Government, 1932; the name of the NJ College for Women was changed to Douglass College Apr 16, 1955, in her honor.

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