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Gernsheimer, Josephine


After receiving a B.A. degree from Hunter College in 1932 and a master's degree in English from Columbia University in 1933, Josephine Gernsheimer taught briefly at Fieldaton School of Ethical Culture in Riverdale, New York, as well as adult education classes for African-Americans and factory workers in the New York and New Jersey area. Imbued by the social spirit of the time, she took a teaching position in 1935 at Carcassonne Community Center, a small rural mission school at Gander, Kentucky, operated by Alpha Xi Delta. She taught there for two years, during which time she wrote the letters and took the photographs which comprise this collection.

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Josephine Gernsheimer Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 500-AppMs 425
Arrangement Material is arranged in two series: Series 1, Correspondence and printed material, 1935-93 and Series 2, Photographs and Negatives, 1935-36.