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Minnie L. Lynn papers

Identifier: M085


A leader and scholar of physical education, Minnie Lynetta Lynn was born in Pennsylvania in 1902. After receiving her bachelor's degree from Oberlin College in 1928, she taught physical education in Cleveland grade schools until 1930, when she assumed the directorship of health and physical education at McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio, a position she held until 1941. Lynn received a master's degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1937 and earned a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 1944. She also served as the director of health, physical education, and recreation at the University of Pittsburgh from 1942 to 1943. Lynn then served as a graduate professor of education at the University of Pittsburgh until 1960, when she relocated to Boston to serve as the director of the Bouvé-Boston School. After orchestrating Bouvé's merger with Northeastern University, Lynn served as dean of the new college until 1967, when she retired. Minnie L. Lynn died in 1990.


  • Creation: 1902-1991


Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.


1 cubic feet (3 containers, 1 flat file)



System of Arrangement:

Records arranged in one alphabetical sequence; memorabilia follow.

Physical Location

68/3, FF4/D8

Finding aid for the Minnie L. Lynn Papers
Finding aid prepared by Molly Overholt
May 2003
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US