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Marjorie Bouvé papers

Identifier: M089


A leader in physical education, Marjorie Bouvé was born in 1879 in Hull, Massachusetts. She attended school at the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University. While attending school, Bouvé operated Ye Squirlijig puzzles, handcrafting hundreds of wooden jigsaw puzzles. In 1913, Bouvé and six other women founded the Boston School of Physical Education. In 1925, citing disagreements with the corporation, Bouvé withdrew from Boston School of Physical Education and founded her own school, the Bouvé School, Incorporated. In 1930, the Bouvé School and BSPE merged, forming the Bouvé-Boston School of Physical Education, with Bouvé as director. Bouvé served as director until 1948, when she became Director Emeritus, a position she held until her death in 1970.


  • Creation: 1892-1972
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1892-1918


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.


3 cubic feet (8 containers, 1 flat file folder)



System of Arrangement:

Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.

Physical Location

64/3, FF4/D8

Finding aid for the Marjorie Bouvé 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