Welcome to Olive Ruby Henty's digital scrapbook.
While a student at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts from 1911-1915, Olive assembled a collection of souvenir objects that today provide us with a fascinating glimpse into one woman's life and times. We invite you to explore these objects and discover Olive Ruby Henty for yourself.
There are several ways to get started:
Flip through the scrapbook's virtual pages.
Search for an object.
Read about Olive's life and Boston as she knew it.
Discover resources for using Olive's scrapbook as a teaching tool.
Olive Ruby Henty: A Digital Scrapbook is a part of the Notable Women of Simmons College project. The mission of the project is to animate the lives of early college women through their scrapbooks and other memorabilia, to serve not only as a record of a student's college experience, but also as an entrée into a rich understanding of the social conditions and historical period in which these women lived.