Jennie I. Rice: Papers 1870-1871 | MSS 94.3

Historical Sketch:

            Jennie I. Rice graduated from Framingham High School in June 1870. She entered Framingham Normal School in September 1870 at the age of 16. She graduated July 10, 1872. She married Edgar V. Ware and continued her teaching career for over forty years. Most of her years were spent teaching in Worcester and Roxbury schools. During her long teaching career, Rice worked for two years in East Orange, New Jersey.

            Rice was a member of Boston University College of Liberal Arts, Class of 1918. This fulfilled her life-long ambition of obtaining an academic degree. Rice died in 1931. Subsequently, her sister, Harriet E. Rice, left $10,000 to Boston University from her estate for the establishment of a scholarship in Memory of her sister.


Scope and Content:

            This collection consists of one sketchbook drawn by Jennie I. Rice during 1870 – 1872 for drawing courses she took while a student at Framingham Normal School. The volume has a black paper cover and is inscribed “Jennie I. Rice, S. Framingham, Mass., State Normal School, Framingham, Mass. Sept.-1870, Sept.-1871.” The subjects of her pencil sketches include books, glassware, fruit, flowers, and assorted shapes.


Provenance: Gift of Belinda Rae Goodwin (Granddaughter, art student at Framingham State College at the time), 1994.


Amount: 1 volume

Container List:

            V. 1                 Sketchbook, 1870-1871