Katharine Gibbs: Beyond White Gloves

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Katharine Gibbs School Exhibit Opens at the

Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal history in Weston

Katharine Gibbs School was called the Harvard of its set because it produced so many outstanding graduates from 1911 to 2011.  Begun in Providence in 1911, Gibbs expanded to Boston, New York, Chicago, and sites on the East Coast down to Washington, DC.

On Wednesday, November 11, the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal history will hold a free opening night reception for its exhibit on the long history of this well-known institution.  Rose A. Doherty, author of Katharine Gibbs: Beyond White Gloves, will give the kick-off talk at 7:30 PM. 

The exhibit will include yearbooks, alumnae magazines, manuals, photographs, and related secretarial artifacts.  Many of the displays will have a stamp and postal history connection.  Secretaries were, after all, in charge of written communication from the office, most of which was mailed. 

Even if you did not graduate from Gibbs, the exhibit is a fascinating look into the evolution of the modern secretary as well as insight into women’s work history.  If you wear white gloves, you will receive a free ticket to the Museum and a Katharine Gibbs postage stamp (first come, first-served). 


For more information call the Museum at 617 784-5838.

Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal history in Weston

241 Wellesley Street, on the campus of Regis College, Weston, MA 02493