Q. How was Curry involved during WWII?

How was Curry involved during WWII? My Winchester HS chemistry teacher, Mrs. Lenna May Travis taught at Curry 1944-1945. She was Lenna May Peabody then, marrying Edward Travis in 1948. Is or was Curry a Quaker college? Before and after her year there, she taught at Winchester HS.
I'm curious why she was only at Curry one year. Also on a long shot if there are any records or papers about her.
I am writing my memoir. My previous book, Peril in the Ponds: Deformed Frogs, Politics, and a Biologist's Quest was published by U Mass Press in 2012


Hello, Judy -

This is a really interesting question! I know that Curry was a very small school during those years, and for several decades prior to at least the mid-1950s. Very small, as in graduating classes of about a dozen or fifteen people. I have had some opportunity to look at our College archival material. In places it's quite sketchy, but there are a couple of unpublished histories compiled by former (now deceased) faculty members and alumni. I don't recall much mention of the College, in and of itself, undertaking specific activites in relation to the war. However, this should be looked at!

I could begin to review the appropriate archival material next week, and I'll be happy to do so. Should we take this over to email? My email address is dmiller@curry.edu.

Best wishes,

David M.

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  • Last Updated Nov 02, 2016
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