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Guide to the Partheneia Texts, Reports and Music
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Texts of the plays, annual reports on the preparation and completion of the year's activities, and original music composed for the pageant.
Partheneia, an original, open-air pageant or masque presented each spring term, was initiated in 1911 by Miss Lucy Sprague, then dean of women. A competition for a student-written script was held in the previous fall term, the general theme being that of the transition from girlhood into womanhood; 400-500 women took part in the performance.
8 boxes (9.15 linear ft.)
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