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Tuesday Academy Archive Donated to Keene State

From Rodney Obien, Mason Library:

Special Collections in Mason Library at Keene State College is pleased to announce the receipt of the donation of the Tuesday Academy Archive. The donation includes 1 linear foot of archival records, photographs, study material, and audiovisual material that document the 32-year history of this women’s study group.

The Tuesday Academy was established in 1981 by Bonnie Riley, a retired high school teacher, who wanted to form a women’s study group in the Monadnock region. The Academy, still active today, includes members from varied backgrounds – professionals to stay-at-home mothers – who all share an “eagerness” to learn. The group meets every Tuesday (hence their name) and covers a wide range of subjects from art to literature to science. Politics is an active concern of the group. It was through the Academy that Doris “Granny D” Haddock, a long-time member, was inspired to pursue her political activism.

The Tuesday Academy Archive joins a growing research collection of women’s history material from the Monadnock region that includes the Doris “Granny D” Haddock Collection, Christine Sweeney Papers, and the records of the Hinsdale Women’s Club.

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