The collection contains the working, task, project, and correspondence files and materials concerning the career and ministry
of Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, an English professor and advocate of women's and gay and lesbian rights. Raised a fundamentalist
Christian, she became active in progressive evangelical organizations.
Virginia Ramey Mollenkott was born in Philadelphia on January 28, 1932. She attended the Plymouth Brethren Assembly, a conservative
evangelical organization. After her parents divorced, her mother sent her to a fundamentalist Christian boarding school in
Florida. She received her B.A. in English from Bob Jones University (1953). There she met and married Fred Mollenkott, a
marriage that lasted 19 years. She received her M.A. in English from Temple University (1955) and a Ph.D. in English from
New York University (1964). A well-respected Milton scholar, she taught English literature and writing at William Paterson
University of New Jersey for 44 years.
23 linear feet (20 record boxes; 3 -5.5 inch boxes; 6-2 inch boxes)
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