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Guide To The Mary Jo Moriarty Collection, 1915-1998, Caitlin Gette-King, Orson Kingsley Jan 2012

Guide To The Mary Jo Moriarty Collection, 1915-1998, Caitlin Gette-King, Orson Kingsley

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Mary Jo Moriarty was born in Boston and received her bachelor’s degree in history from Villa Maria College and her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Boston University School of Education. Moriarty worked as a health and physical education teacher at Hyannis State Teachers College from 1937 until the school’s closing in 1944. She moved with the college’s health and physical education program to Bridgewater State Teachers College when the two merged. She taught as a professor in the Physical Education Department, and later served as chairwoman of the Physical Education Major and ...


Guide To The Congressman Hastings Keith Collection, 1911-2011, Orson Kingsley, Caitlin Gette-King Jan 2012

Guide To The Congressman Hastings Keith Collection, 1911-2011, Orson Kingsley, Caitlin Gette-King

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Biographical Sketch

Hastings Keith (1915-2005), a native of Brockton, Massachusetts, began his political career, in 1952 when he was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate. In 1958 he was elected to the United States Congress out of Massachusetts as a Republican representing Southeastern Massachusetts, which included all or parts of Plymouth, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, and Barnstable (Cape Cod) Counties. He would go on to serve seven terms in Congress, retiring after his term expired in 1972.

Keith was referred to as the “Cranberry Congressman” after he helped the Plymouth County cranberry industry recover from a national rumor in 1959 that ...


Guide To The Hyannis State Normal School Records, 1894-1994, Orson Kingsley Jan 2012

Guide To The Hyannis State Normal School Records, 1894-1994, Orson Kingsley

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Administrative History:

The State Normal School at Hyannis, Massachusetts provided almost fifty years of progressive educational training, influencing generations of teachers and students in Massachusetts and beyond. The Hyannis State Normal School opened on September 9, 1897, under the leadership of its longest serving principal, William A. Baldwin.

Hyannis State Normal School became the State Teachers College at Hyannis in 1932, when the Massachusetts Legislature voted to grant college status to the State Normal Schools. In 1937 the Massachusetts Commissioner of Education granted the college permission to offer summer sessions carrying credits leading to a Master’s degree in education ...