Jeannette Dora Black, class of 1930

Jeanette Dora Black graduated from Pembroke College with an A.B. in Political Science in 1930 and received the Anne Crosby Emery Alumnae Felowship to continue her studies at Radcliffe College. Following graduate school, she worked for the World Peace Organization in Boston and New York City before returning to Providence in 1937 to work at the John Carter Brown Library. Black edited and produced the commentary for the two-volume Blathwayt Atlas of 17th century English colonial maps published by Brown University Press. She retired from the Library in 1974. Black passed away on February 28, 1993.  The John Carter Brown Library offers the Jeannette D. Black Memorial Fellowship for research in cartography in her honor. 

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