Education: Lively Lady

As a freshman at Wellesley College, brown-eyed Margaret Clapp found herself one day on both academic and social probation. She was flubbing physics and had come in too late one night from a date ("The car really did break down"). It was not the best of beginnings, but Margaret Clapp did not let it stop her.

She was graduated from Wellesley in 1930, went on to take a Ph.D. at Columbia University. She taught at Manhattan's progressive Dalton Schools, later became the first woman teacher in the history department of New York's City College. She later became an assistant professor at Brooklyn...

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