Monday, December 1, 2014

Marymount College of Kansas: A History

Marymount College of Kansas: A History by Patricia E. Ackerman is now available.  I have been anticipating the book for some time and thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the institution. Ackerman uses her perspective as an alum of Marymount and a faculty member at Kansas State University to craft an excellent narrative.  She skillfully places the founding and operation of the Marymount by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1922 within the context of broader trends influencing women's education.  Ackerman's concludes by reflecting on the closure of Marymount in 1989 and the far reaching impact of the decision that still lingers today in central Kansas.