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Tiffany, Kathrine Belanger, 1879-1978.


Biographical Statement

Kathrine Belanger Macdonald Tiffany was born in Wisconsin in August, 1878. She died in the Quarryville Presbyterian Home, Quarryville, Pennsylvania on April 18, 1978.

Mrs. Tiffany grew up in North Dakota. She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1889, one of its earliest graduates. Not long before her death, a study center was built on campus in her honor which became known as The Kathrine Bellanger Tiffany Graduate Study Center. It was dedicated there on April 22, 1972.

In 1904 Kathrine Bellanger married educator Neil C. Macdonald who died in 1923. Later, she remarried in 1925 to Orin Edward Tiffany, the president of Greenville (Illinois) College. In 1928, Dr. and Mrs. Tiffany moved to Wheaton College (Illinois) where Dr. Tiffany assumed the chairmanship of the Division of Social Sciences.

Kathrine Bellanger Tiffany taught in the Wheaton College English Department. She refused the chairmanship of the department because she lacked a Doctor's Degree (Mrs. Tiffany had done graduate work at the Universities of Chicago and Washington as well as Northwestern and Harvard. In the process, she accrued over seventy graduate hours in literature. In 1940 she declined an honorary doctorate from the University of North Dakota due to a personal conviction against them.

After her retirement from teaching, Mrs. Tiffany rewrote and corrected manuscripts for writers and speakers -- among them President Edman of Wheaton and President Starcher of the University of North Dakota.

After the death of her husband in 1950, Mrs. Tiffany devoted her energies to the Orin Edward Tiffany Memorial Lecture Series at Wheaton College, fund raising for the University of North Dakota, and working at the Wheaton Bible Church.

Author: Wheaton College Archives & Special Collection staff

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Collection 278 - Elisabeth Elliot Papers

Identifier: CN 278
Scope and Contents Correspondence, slides, clippings, publicity releases, reviews, manuscripts, films, video and audio tapes relating to Elisabeth Elliot's careers as a missionary in Ecuador, author, teacher and speaker. The collection is particularly rich in material relating to the so-called "Auca Incident" and Elliot's own work the Waorani, whose enemies called them the "Auca," as well as her lectures on the Biblical view of the roles of men and women, dealing with suffering, and personal holiness, among...
Dates: Created: 1926-2010; Majority of material found within 1938-2010

Kathrine Tiffany Papers

 Collection — Container: Scrapbook 1p
Identifier: SC-095
Scope and Contents The papers of Kathrine Bellanger Macdonald Tiffany cover a period of forty-nine years. The greatest concentration was between the years of 1936-1945.Wheaton College obtained Mrs. Tiffany's papers in 1977 after she had moved to a Pennsylvania nursing home where she later died. The majority of her papers were sent to the archives of the University of North Dakota in 1975. The papers in the Wheaton College Archives consist of the remainder -- most of which Mrs. Tiffany expected to...
Dates: Created: 1924-2018; Other: Majority of material found in 1936-1945; Other: Date acquired: 1977

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Authors and publishers. 1
Authors and readers -- United States. 1
Bible -- Translating. 1
Child rearing -- Religious aspects -- Christianity 1
Children of missionaries. 1