Mabel Smith Douglass


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Mabel Smith Douglass (February 11, 1874 – September 21, 1933) was the first dean, in 1918, of the New Jersey College for Women in New Brunswick, NJ. In 1955, the college was renamed Douglass College in her honor.

Douglass was appointed Dean of the New Jersey College for Women when it opened in 1918 with just 54 students and some 16 faculty members. Students had the choice of liberal ... more »

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  • Here was a place where nothing was crystallized. There were no traditions, no customs, no college songs .... There were no rules and regulations. All would have to be thought of, planned, built up, cr...
    Mabel Smith Douglass (1877-1933), U.S. educator. The Early History of New Jersey College for Women (1929). Recalling the early years of the New Je...
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