Judson College (Alabama)

Jewett Hall, within the Judson College Historic District

Private women's college in Marion, Alabama.

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Vassar College

Private liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States.

Matthew Vassar
Main Building, built in 1861 by architect James Renwick, Jr., had the most interior space of any building in the United States, until the U.S. Capitol was completed in 1868.
Catharine Bond Hill served as college president from 2006 to 2016.
The Vassar College Observatory is one of two National Historic Landmarks on the college's campus, along with Main Building.
Vassar's Thompson Library
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Bridge for Laboratory Sciences exterior west nearing completion, March 2016
Rockefeller Hall, built in 1897, is home to the departments of Political Science, Philosophy, and Mathematics.
Vassar students celebrating Founder's Day in 1935
The Vastards performing in 2014
Front page of the May 20, 1922, Miscellany News
The Butterbeer Broooers, Vassar's Muggle Quidditch team
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former First Lady of the United States
Grace Hopper, inventor of the first compiler for a computer programming language
Meryl Streep, Academy Award-winning actress
Jane Fonda, Academy Award-winning actress
Anne Hathaway, Academy Award-winning actress
Lisa Kudrow, Emmy Award-winning actress
Noah Baumbach, Academy Award-nominated independent filmmaker
Jason Blum, Emmy Award-winning film and television producer
Anthony Bourdain, Emmy Award-winning author and celebrity chef
Elisabeth Murdoch, media executive
Mark Ronson, Grammy Award-winning musician and producer
Victoria Legrand, lead vocalist, songwriter and keyboardist of Beach House
Elizabeth Bishop, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Pulitzer Prize-winning lyrical poet
Shakespeare Garden
Interior of the Vassar Chapel
Men's rowing team
Davison House
Class of 1951 Observatory
Sunset Lake
Cushing House
Taylor Hall main gate
Noyes House
Looking up Sunset Hill towards Sanders Physics
The preserved facade of Avery Hall on the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film
Ferry Cooperative House
The Fonteyn Kill
Main Building in 2007, seen from near the entrance to campus

Its first president was Milo P. Jewett, who had previously been first president of another women's school, Judson College; he led a staff of ten professors and twenty-one instructors.

Women's colleges in the Southern United States

Women's colleges in the Southern United States refers to undergraduate, bachelor's degree–granting institutions, often liberal arts colleges, whose student populations consist exclusively or almost exclusively of women, located in the Southern United States.

Hollins University

Salem College is the oldest female educational institution in the South and Wesleyan College is the first that was established specifically as a college for women, closely followed by Judson College in 1838.

Alabama Women's Hall of Fame

The Alabama Women's Hall of Fame honors the achievements of women associated with the U.S. state of Alabama.


The museum is located in Bean Hall, a former Carnegie Library, on the campus of Judson College in Marion, Alabama.

Marion, Alabama

City in, and the county seat of, Perry County, Alabama, United States.

Jewett Hall at Judson College, part of the Judson College Historic District.

Judson College, a private, Baptist college for women, was founded in 1838 and closed July 31, 2021.

Siloam Baptist Church

Baptist church in Marion, Alabama, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

Siloam Baptist in July 2009

Members of this church were instrumental in establishing both Judson College in 1838 and Howard College, now Samford University, in 1841.

Ann Hasseltine Judson

One of the first female American foreign missionaries.

Ann "Nancy" H. Judson
Nancy visits Adoniram in prison
Hopia tree near the grave of Ann Hasseltine Judson circa 1913

Judson College (Alabama)

Milo Parker Jewett

Jewett circa 1860-1870
Jewett House, Vassar College, designed by Prof. Lewis Pitcher of Vassar College and the firm of Pitcher & Tachau

Milo Parker Jewett (27 April 1808 – 9 June 1882) was the first president of Vassar College and first president of Judson College, holding the office from 1861 to 1864, and 1838 to 1855, respectively.

Adoniram Judson

American Congregationalist and later Particular Baptist missionary, who served in Burma for almost forty years.

Adoniram Judson by George Peter Alexander Healy, 1846
House where Judson was born
Sailing from Salem on the "Caravan"
A Burmese Zayat
Nai Naw, the first convert to Christianity
Moung Shway Moung, an early convert to Christianity
The Bible in Burmese translated by Judson
Judson imprisoned at Ava
Ann visits Adoniram in prison
Baptism of Karen people in the presence of the dying George Boardman
Judson Church, Yangon University
Judson Memorial Baptist Church in Mandalay c. 1913
Judson Memorial Church today

Judson College in Alabama is named after his wife Ann and a dormitory at Maranatha Baptist University carries his name to inspire young ministers.

Gwen Bristow

American writer and journalist.

Gwen Bristow

Bristow attended Anderson Baptist College in Anderson, South Carolina, for one year before transferring to Judson College in Marion, Alabama.

Alabama Baptist Convention

Autonomous association of Baptist churches in the state of Alabama formed in 1823.

Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, formerly known as Howard College
Bird's-eye view of the Samford University campus

In Alabama, local Baptists founded Judson College for women in 1838; and Howard College for men in 1841.