Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Martha Carey Thomas (1857-1935)
MSA SC 3520-13572


Archival Sources -

1908, Maryland Session Laws, Chapter 736-- An Act to amend the charter or certificate of incorporation of the Bryn Mawr School for Girls in Baltimore City so as to make its corporate existence perpetual.

Hamilton, Andrea Dale. A Vision for Girls: A Story of Gender, Education, and the Bryn Mawr School. Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Dissertation Services, 1997. [MSA SC 5312-1-4,1/42/10/1].

Newspaper and Journal Articles -

"A New College for Women." The New York Times, 17 March 1884.

"Girls' School Movement." The Baltimore Sun, 23 May 1885.

"Education." The Baltimore Sun, 1 September 1885.

Thomas, M. Carey. "Letter 6--No Title." Century Illustrated Magazine, February 1891.

"Miss Garrett's Gift; She Presents $306, 977 to Johns Hopkins Medical School." The Baltimore Sun, 30 December, 1892.

"Closing the Schools.; Sweet Faces, White Gowns and the Perfume of Flowers: Bryn Mawr's First Diploma Day." The Baltimore Sun, 9 June 1893.

"Miss M. Cary Thomas Elected President of Bryn Mawr College." The Baltimore Sun, 20 November 1893.

Thomas, M. Carey. "Education of Women." Current Literature, February 1901.

"Miss Thomas President of Bryn Mawr." Current Literature, March 1904.

"Women Scholars." The New York Times, 10 October 1912.

"Bryn Mawr Girls Rebel at 'Cut' Rule." The New York Times, 5 November 1914.

"Millions to Her Friend; Miss Garrett Leaves Nearly All Her Estate to Miss Thomas." The Baltimore Sun, 9 April 1915.

"Satisfied With Will." The Baltimore Sun, 10 April 1915.

"Society." The Baltimore Sun, 7 June 1918.

"Bryn Mawr Finals Held." The Baltimore Sun, 8 June 1918.

"Letters to the Editor: Miss M. Carey Thomas, of Bryn Mawr College, Presents the Reasons Which, In Her Judgement, Make it Imperative Why Women Should Vote Against Harding." The Baltimore Sun, 1 November 1920.

"Bryn Mawr Summer School to be Open to Women Toilers." The Baltimore Sun, 27 March 1921.

"Bryn Mawr Head to Retire Next Year." The Baltimore Sun, 28 March 1921.

"Mother Sues Bryn Mawr to Reinstate Daughter." The Baltimore Sun, 15 June 1921.

"Grave Charges Made in Fight On Bryn Mawr." The Baltimore Sun, 21 March 1922.

"Denies Alleged Threats Against Bryn Mawr School." The Baltimore Sun, 22 March 1922.

"To Award Bryn Mawr Prize." The Baltimore Sun, 2 June 1922.

"Hopkins Graduates its Largest Class." The Baltimore Sun, 14 June 1922.

"Bryn Mawr School for Workers Open." The Baltimore Sun, 15 June 1922.

"12 Greatest Women are Being Selected." The Baltimore Sun, 19 June 1922.

"Gives Mansion for Art." The New York Times, 1 July 1922.

"Educator Honored by Mrs. Roosevelt." The New York Times, 25 October 1933.

"Dr. M. Carey Thomas Dies; Noted as Woman Educator." The Baltimore Sun, 3 December 1935.

"Landmark Status Effort Seeks to Honor Pioneer." The New York Times, 28 April 1991.

Books -

Jacob, Kathryn Allamong. "Martha Carey Thomas, 1857-1935: Feminist and Pioneer Educator." Notable Maryland Women. Ed. Helmes, Winifred G. Cambridge, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1977. 372-377.

Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz. The Power and Passion of M. Carey Thomas. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. 

Luckett, Margie H.  Maryland Women. Baltimore, MD: King Brothers Inc. Press, 1931.

Stegman, Carolyn B. Women of Achievement in Maryland History. Maryland: Anaconda Press, 2002.

On-line Sources -

"M. Carey Thomas, Second President of Bryn Mawr College (1894-1922)." Bryn Mawr College, 1997.

"Women in American History."  Encyclopedia Brittanica Online, 1999.

"The Bryn Mawr School: A New Vision for Educating Girls and Young Women." The Bryn Mawr School, 2005.

"Martha Carey Thomas." Biography Resource Center, 2005.

"M. Carey Thomas Papers." Bryn Mawr Library Special Collections, 2005.

Zehnder, Amanda and Barbara Ward Grubb. "Dedicated to the Cause: Bryn Mawr Women and the Right to Vote." Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections, n.d.

"The 'Friday Evening' Group." The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, n.d.

"The Sargent Portrait: M. Carey Thomas and John Singer Sargent." Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections, n.d.

Heller, Rita R. "The Women of Summer: The Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers, 1921-1938."  n.d.

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