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Barbara Alden

Fredericksburg resident, Barbara Alden, was the library archivist at Mary Washington from 1962 to 1974. Through a bequest in her estate, Miss Alden provided a stipend to Mary Washington College President Dr. Grellet Simpson and also established the Dorothy and Grellet Simpson Chair in English. Dr. and Mrs. Simpson later honored Miss Alden by establishing a scholarship in her name. Barbara Alden earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Wellesley College and a doctorate from the University of Chicago. She taught English literature at Women's College of the University of Delaware, University of Chicago, Converse College, Wells College, Pfeiffer College and The George Washington University before coming to Mary Washington College in 1962. Ms. Alden passed away February 15, 1990. Photo: Barbara Allen, 1974 Please address thank you letters to the president of the UMW Alumni Association.
Scholarships associated with Barbara Alden
  • Barbara Alden International Scholarship