Education: Educated Women

Authoress Willa Gather went to college (University of Nebraska, 1895). Authoress Edith Wharton did not.* Faced with these facts, young ladies contemplating authorship and undecided about going to college may well hesitate. Nor will Dr. Bertha Beach Tharp's educational analysis of eminent women, published in the August Scientific Monthly, be much more helpful. Of 1,000 women culled at random from Who's Who in America for 1929, one-third were authors, slightly less than one-half of whom had gone to college.

For young women looking toward law or medicine, Dr. Tharp's survey is more...

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