Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA, Plot: Section 28
Dr. Agnes E. Wells not only was one of the American's leading educators, she also was a vigorous standard bearer in the women's equal rights movement. After graduation from the former West Side Saginaw High School she spent one year at the Saginaw County Training School for Teachers. Then she studied in Dresden, Germany, and at Bryn Mawr College before obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1903. In 1916 she earned her Master of Arts degree from Carleton College, Minnesota. In 1917 she was faculty member at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. There she was acting dean of women and social director of the Helen Newberry Residence. Then she went to Indiana University as dean of women, a post she held from 1919 to 1938. Dr. Wells was nationally known as an authority on women's guidance and housing. She taught mathematics and astronomy after retiring as dean of women. In 1949 she became chairman of the National Women's Party. In a letter in 1946, Wells explained to an acquaintance in the Party that her “friend of 41 years and house-companion for 28 years” had just died. (Agnes Wells to Anita Pollitzer, August 24, 1946). Morrison Hall is one of four buildings of the Agnes E. Wells quadrangle at Indiana University, along with Sycamore Hall, Memorial Hall, and Goodbody Hall---all built between 1925-1940. Morrison Hall is the home of The Kinsey Institute; founded in 1938, named after Alfred Kinsey, pioneer of human sexuality research.
Together from 1905 to 1946: 41 years.
Agnes Ermina Wells (January 4, 1876 – July 6, 1959)
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At Oakwood Cemetery (Saginaw, MI 48638) is buried Dr Agnes E. Wells (January 4, 1876 – July 6, 1959), Dean of Women at Indiana University and professor of mathematics and astronomy there. Wells is best remembered for her contributions to guidance and housing for women students. She was active in many educational associations, the National Woman's Party, and the Michigan State Society.
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