Doane Stuart


More Than Just “Hat Day” – A Saint Agnes Connection

Last week, we celebrated “hat day”. On hat day, we all come into school wearing our favorite hats. Some hats recognize famous baseball teams, some hats are silly (the eagle was especially entertaining), and some are creative (a vending machine equipped with lights)! A hat we really loved seeing was a Saint Agnes throwback to …

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The Doane Stuart School’s Beat Generation Connection

In the spring of 1939, a young, intelligent, creative, and curious woman graduated from Saint Agnes School. Vollmer, seeking adventure, independence, and new experiences, left her hometown of Loudonvillle, NY to enroll at Barnard College, majoring in journalism. There met a similar spirit in Edie Parker (first wife of Jack Kerouac) and moved in with her. Sharing an apartment on 118th Street in NYC, their place became the hub for the meeting of the minds. Lucien Carr, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Vollmer’s future husband, William Burroughs, often frequented their flat to discuss writing, literature, philosophy, music, and world affairs.