Marjorie Bouvé, 1939.

Ruth Page Sweet, ca. 1935.

Minnie Lynn, ca. 1964.

Catherine Allen, 1965.

Skilled and resourceful women led the Bouvé-Boston School from its inception to its merger with Northeastern University. The original seven founders embarked on an uncertain endeavor when their beloved alma mater relocated outside Boston. Marjorie Bouvé, the College’s namesake, led the School through two world wars and the Great Depression. Dean and Director Ruth Page Sweet developed physical therapy as an independent major and helped affiliate the School with Tufts University. Dr. Minnie L. Lynn engineered a successful merger with Northeastern University, and Dean Catherine L. Allen ensured the School maintained its reputation as an educational pioneer. All believed in the necessity of educating highly skilled and civic-minded female professionals.