National Graduate Training Center (Windham House). Records

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National Graduate Training Center (Windham House). Records


  • 1926-1973 (Creation)


4 cu.ft. (4 boxes)


Windham House, which opened in New York City in 1928, operated under the formal name of the National Graduate Training Center. Windham House was owned by the DFMS under the oversight of the National Council. Its purpose was to train women, frequently deaconesses, for professional work in the Church. From 1928 to 1943, the Center focused on developing community life and establishing their programs of study. From 1944 to 1959 the two-year, fourfold program of study was inaugurated, and from 1959 to 1967 the program took exploratory paths to stay current. Throughout its years of operation, Windham House was under the direction of the Windham House Committee, later Board in 1956. The Windham House program was terminated on June 30, 1967.

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The records comprehensively cover Windham House's entire history and include minutes, director’s reports, and correspondence. Administrative files document Windham House's inception through its final director Johanna Mott. There is a solid set of financial records (1931-1973) with building plans, and records relating to the disposal of property. Alumni lists and correspondence exist as does a set of student records (1928-1967). A series of publications and typescripts about Windham House includes yearly catalogs and bulletins on the schools curriculum and academic life. The records also include a set of photographs.


Minutes, Director's Reports, and Correspondence, 1926-1967
Financial Records, 1931-1973
Student Records, 1928-1967
Print Material and Ephemera, n.d.
Photographs, n.d.

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  • English

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