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Lucy Ward Stebbins (1880 – January 31, 1955)

Lucy Ward Stebbins was the Dean of Women at University of California, Berkeley. Lucy Ward Stebbins was born in San Francisco in 1880.
Born: 1880, San Francisco, California, United States
Died: January 31, 1955
Education: University of California, Berkeley
Harvard University
Lived: Durant Residence Hall, 2731 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA (37.86874, -122.25307)
Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611, Plot 2

Berkeley Student Cooperative's Stebbins Hall is named for Lucy Ward Stebbins. Stebbins was the honored guest and speaker at the Stebbins Institute in 1942, which took place at Stebbins Hall.
Address: 2731 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA (37.86874, -122.25307)
Type: Student Facility
Hillside Durant is a private dormitory with twelve double rooms, six semi-private bathrooms, two large kitchens and dining areas for students. This was the house of Lucy Ward Stebbins in the 1930s.
Note: Charlotte Anita Whitney (1867–1955) was an American women's rights activist, political activist, suffragist, and early Communist Labor Party of America and Communist Party USA organizer in California. She is best remembered as the defendant in a landmark 1920 California criminal syndicalism trial, Whitney v. California, which featured a landmark U.S. Supreme Court concurring opinion by Justice Louis Brandeis that only a "clear and present danger" would be sufficient for the legislative restriction of the right of free speech. This standard would ultimately be employed against the Communists again during the Second Red Scare of the 1950s. She was close companion of Dr. Marie Equi. In the 1930s she lived at 3938 Harrison Street (Oakland, CA 94611) and is buried at Mountain View Cemetery as well (like Lucy Ward Stebbins)
Who: Lucy Ward Stebbins (1880 – January 31, 1955)
Lucy Ward Stebbins was the Dean of Women at University of California, Berkeley. She was the daughter of Horatio Stebbins, pastor of the San Francisco First Unitarian Church and Regent for UC Berkeley. She was educated at the University of California, Berkeley and later transferred to Radcliffe College to receive her A.B. degree. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1902 and worked in Massachusetts as a social worker until 1910 when she took the position as Assistant Dean of Women at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1912 the former dean retired and Stebbins was appointed Dean of Women. Stebbins gave the commencement speech at Radcliffe College in 1921. Stebbins served the university for thirty years. During her time in office, she increased the enrollment of women from 1,200 to 6,400 by raising money for scholarships and expanding curriculum. Stebbins also encouraged women to participate in student government and created housing opportunities. During her tenure, the schools of Nursing and Social welfare were established, as well as the departments of Home Economics and Decorative Arts. Stebbins also founded the Women's Faculty Club, one of the earliest female faculty organizations to exist at a co-ed university. Upon conferring an honorary LL.D award to her in 1953, President Robert Gordon Sproul described Lucy Ward as “A teacher and dean... who saw clearly into the hearts and minds of students, and stimulated them by precept and example to achieve their highest potential. No single individual has contributed more than you to the personal and general welfare of the University's women, and few have touched helpfully so many phases of our University life." She is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611), Plot 2.

Queer Places, Vol. 1 edited by Elisa Rolle
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