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Though she graduated over 100 years ago, Eva Whiting White’s legacy continues at Simmons University today. 

Eva’s work lives on through a named professorship in the School of Social Work, and her papers are held in the Simmons University Archives.

The Simmons University Archives collects and makes available materials that document and reflect the history and development of Simmons University and its strong commitment to preparing scholars for independent livelihoods. The Archives invites Simmons students, faculty, alumnae/i, and administrators, as well as other interested researchers to explore our collections and exhibits.   

The Elizabeth Peabody House still exists today. It continues to serve the community in Somerville, Massachusetts. Click the button below to visit their website.

Unless otherwise noted, all materials in this exhibit are from the Eva Whiting White papers, Simmons University Archives Manuscript Collection 022.  The images and text on this web site are made available for study purposes only. They may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission from the Simmons University Archives.  For more information, please contact the University Archives at

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