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Linda A. Towle and Marjorie Howard Towle Papers and Tufts Memorabilia
Scope and Contents
Marjorie Howard Towle’s material relates to her two years as a student at Jackson College from 1931-1933 and includes scanned photographs dating from her early childhood through the end of her life. Sorority materials include invitations to join various sororities and a newspaper announcement reporting her decision to pledge to Sigma Kappa. Photographs of Marjorie Howard Towle and other Jackson College students date from 1931 to 1933. Additional Tufts memorabilia includes sheet music, programs from and clippings about plays in which Towle acted, dance programs, and Tufts publications.
Linda A. Towle’s material is also related to her time as a student at Jackson College from 1965-1969. Correspondence includes letters from Tufts regarding tuition, rooming, and insurance; invitations to social events; and cards from classmates. Sorority materials from Linda A. Towle’s time as a member of Alpha Omicron Pi include her certificate of initiation, correspondence, hazing materials, invitations, and printed and scanned photographs. Newspaper clippings relate to Jackson College. Other material documenting Towle’s time as a Jackson College student include dormitory sign-out cards, personal calendars, lists of personal expenses, and photographs. Additional Tufts memorabilia includes event programs, a Jackson College Class of 1969 beanie, and Tufts publications. Born-digital material provided by the donor includes scans of photographs, spreadsheets with detailed calendars for each academic year, and narratives about Marjorie Howard Towle's and her own experiences at Jackson College.
- 1916 -- 2019
- Majority of material found within circa 1931 -- 1935, 1965 -- 1969
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
1.88 Linear Feet (1 record box, 1 half size record box, and 2 flat files)
124 Digital Object(s)
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
Marjorie Howard was born in Burlington, Vermont to Enos and Emma Barney Howard. After studying English at Jackson College from 1931-1933, she transferred to the University of Vermont. She completed her English degree at the University of Vermont, where she participated in the Dramatic Club and graduated as a member of the Class of 1935. Before marrying, Marjorie Towle worked as a clerk. She married Charles Towle on March 8, 1942, gave birth to her daughter Linda in 1947, and then worked as a homemaker. Marjorie Howard Towle died in Burlington, Vermont on January 11, 1989.
Linda A. Towle was born to Marjorie and Charles Towle on September 24, 1947. She entered Jackson College for Women in 1965 where she studied economics. Linda A. Towle was president of her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi, during her senior year, though she helped close the chapter prior to the end of the 1968-1969 academic year. She later received a Master’s degree in prehistoric archaeology and went on to work as an archaeologist in Massachusetts and Colorado. She was a Supervisory Archeologist for the Eastern Archeological Field Laboratory of the National Park Service, an archaeological consultant for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, chief archaeologist at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, and board president of the Cortez Historical Society in Cortez, Colorado.