9. 1904 Commencement Pamphlet

Title
9. 1904 Commencement Pamphlet
Subject

The 1904 Commencement Pamphlet lists the graduates of the Normal Class in Domestic Science and the Normal Class in Domestic Art, presenting a disparity between the number enrolled and the number graduated. In just the dressmaking course, there were 254 students enrolled for the 1903-1904 academic year. Yet, there were only 14 graduates for the Normal Classes in Domestic Science and Art in 1904. This disparity helps unveil what life was like for a female student; perhaps they could not complete a full year of education or take multiple classes, or they did not wish to be trained in education within the normal courses. Since Bertha E. Butts is believed to have been enrolled in the dressmaking training class, a course outside of the Normal Classes in Domestic Science and Art, she is not included in the commencement pamphlet.

Creator
Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI)
Source
RIT Commencement and Convocation collection
Date
1903-1904
Rights
RIT Archive Collections
Format
Paper pamphlet
Collection
RIT Commencement and Convocation collection
Citation

RIT Commencement and Convocation collection, RIT Archive Collections, collection ID – RITArc.0571