Ways to Volunteer
There are several ways you can help to preserve the history of our school for future generations. Please see items wanted below. If you have or can locate any of these items, please send them to our Historian, Karen D. Curran:
Karen D. Curran, Historian
7 Old Farm Road
Norwood, MA 02062
Please do not send items directly to the Gutman or Schlesinger Libraries.
Thank you for your help!
1. JABBERWOCK ARCHIVE
We are missing some issues from the years 1891 through 1905. Any help in obtaining the missing issues listed below would be greatly appreciated.
Sept.1891 Vol.5 No.1; Nov.1891 Vol.5 No.3; Sept.1893 Vol.7 No.1; Dec.1893 Vol.7 No.4; Feb.-June 1894 Vol.7 Nos.6-10; Oct.1894 Vol.8 No.2; 1895-96 Vol.9 Nos.1-10 (all issues); Oct.-Nov.1897 Vol.11 Nos.1-2; Apr.1898 Vol.11 No.5; June 1898 Vol.11 No.9; Oct.-Dec.1898 Vol.12 Nos.1-3; Jan.1899 Vol.12 No.4; Mar.1899 Vol.12 No.6; May 1899 Vol.12 No.8; 1899-1900 Vol.13 Nos.1-10 (all issues); and 1900-1905 Vols.14-18 Nos.1-10 (all issues).
2. ARCHIVE OF GLS RECORDS AT SCHLESINGER
We are asking all of our alumnae to send any documents, memorabilia, or photographs of Girls’ Latin School they are willing to add to this permanent archive.
3. FIND GIFTS MADE TO GLS
Some of the important gifts missing include:
Handwritten letter from Lewis Carroll giving GLS permission to use the name “The Jabberwock” [Date: February 6, 1888]
Handwritten poem “A Lesson in Latin” by Lewis Carroll [Date: May 1888, last seen at Codman Square]
Original Wood Carving of the Jabberwock that was used for the Jabberwock cover [Date:1898, last seen at Codman Square]
Several statues and wall hangings.
Calling all GLS detectives! Please help us find our missing gifts.
4. NEW GLS HISTORY
5. PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALUMNAE FROM 1878-1926
GLS did not publish yearbooks from 1878 through 1926. It was the custom to exchange photographs with each individual classmate. We do have large senior class pictures for the years 1916, 1917, 1920, 1921 and 1926, but we would like to find some of the many wonderful pictures of our graduates from the years before there were yearbooks.
6. JABBERWOCK PIN
Before class rings came into vogue in 1913, students at GLS wore Jabberwock Pins. The small pin was black onyx with a gold Jabberwock in the middle. The pin was made in the shape of a scrolled banner. We are very grateful to Ellen Jacobs Forman '65 who donated her pin in October of 2010 in response to a request made at Schelsinger Library. The pin is believed to be from circa 1960's. We would also like to find some of the pins made in the late 1800's.
There is a complete set of yearbooks at BLA. We would also like to have a complete set of GLS yearbooks as part of the permanent archive at Schlesinger. We need yearbooks for the following years: