We came across an interesting document the other day while doing some research for the Rockbrook archives that features Nancy Carrier, Rockbrook’s founder. We have mentioned in a previous blog post that Nancy Carrier was instrumental in the creation of The Brevard Music Center and served on it’s board of directors until her death in 1977. Here is a copy of the Music Center’s very first summer series from 1946, featuring a great picture of Mrs. Carrier.
We recently uncovered another piece of Nancy Carrier’s history while searching through some old documents. One of these documents was the Bryn Mawr College Calendar and Register of Former Students. Guess who was listed? Nancy Barnum Clarke! Nancy was listed as a Graduate Student in Psychology, Geology and Biology in 1909-1910. It also indicates that she received her Bachelors of Science in 1909 from The College for Women in Columbia, SC.
Bryn Mawr was the first college in the United States to offer Graduate Studies for women. We can imagine Nancy leaving Brevard and venturing to Pennsylvania for further schooling. She was quite an amazing woman and very ahead of her time!
See the image below for Nancy’s record. She is listed third from the top.