The collection contains the working, task, project, and correspondence files and materials concerning the career and ministry
of Virginia Ramey Mollenkott (1932 - ), 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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