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Nella Katherine Meyer attended Hope College for two years (1917-1919) before transferring and graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1921 with an A.B. degree. She received an A.M. degree from Columbia University in 1940 and completed all requirements except the written thesis for a doctorate degree from the same university in 1941. She taught at Hope College, with the rank of instructor, for different periods of time and different subjects that included French language from 1923-1925, French language and piano from 1929-1937, and 1945 to her retirement in 1965. She held the rank of associate professor from 1946-1954 and professor from 1954-1965. From 1941-1945, she split her teaching time in music between the Turtle Bay Music School in Manhattan, New York, and Brooklyn Music School in Brooklyn, New York. Upon her retirement from Hope College in 1965, she was granted the title of professor-emeritus of French. The collection includes biographical information, photographs, essays in French, her master’s thesis and the text and musical score for a French play. Her correspondents include John Hollenbach and Irwin J. Lubbers.


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