The Hockaday School: An Anthology of Voices and Views, 1913-2013

The Hockaday School:
An Anthology of Voices and Views, 1913-2013


The Hockaday School:
An Anthology of Voices and Views, 1913-2013

Co-editor (Austin: Pentagram)

Winner of the Silver Circle of Excellence Award

Drawing on archival materials from SMU’s DeGolyer Library to Yale’s Beinecke, the anthology is an archive of letters, newspaper clippings, speeches, photographs, poetry, and essays that chronicle the founding and growth of the nation’s largest independent school for girls.  This centennial anthology has been recognized by the Dallas Historical Society for collecting and publishing historical material about one of the most important institutions in Texas, in addition to receiving the Silver Circle of Excellence Award, a book prize recognizing academic institutional histories. 


Mar/Apr 2017
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The Women's Review of Books

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What the ‘First Black Woman’ Librarian of Congress Means

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Where is the (Black) Love?

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Community Pride: Reclaiming a Neighborhood in Central Harlem
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