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Tall, Lida Lee, 1873-1942



Born in Maryland and educated in Baltimore's public schools, Tall earned her bachelor's degree at Columbia University and her doctorate at the University of Maryland. A strong, energetic leader, she guided the institution through its major transition into a 4-year college in response to the State’s changing requirement for teacher education. In 1935, the MSNS changed its name to the Maryland State Teachers College and implemented a four-year course leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Under Tall's leadership, the College continued to expand and improve its programs, receiving national recognition for the quality of its programs and faculty. Of special interest to Tall was attracting good students to Towson and enriching their lives. She was active in the development of social and educational events and programs, promoted student government and numerous clubs and established the first honor society. An astute and capable administrator, Tall was also an avid traveler and an internationally known speaker

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Baltimore Teachers Training School collection

Identifier: MSS-0001

The Baltimore Teachers’ Training School opened on January 5, 1901 at the corner of Lafayette Square and Greene Street in Baltimore City. It was established by the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners in response to a call for educational reform. This collection contains correspondence regarding the 1924 merger of the Baltimore Teachers’ Training School with the Maryland State Normal School in, information about student life and activities, and official student records.

Dates: 1908-1973

Lida Lee Tall records

 Record Group
Identifier: 001-001-007
Abstract Lida Lee Tall served as Principal of the Maryland State Normal School from 1920 to 1934. After the merge with the Baltimore Teacher's Training School and name change to the State Teacher’s College at Towson, she continued to oversee the school and served as President until 1938. These records which date from 1896 to 1942 contain personal items, official correspondence, school reports, items relating to Tall’s retirement celebration, memorial service programs, and notebooks relating to...
Dates: 1896-1942, undated

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