Discipline: Literature

Elliott Speer

Discipline: Literature
MacDowell Fellowships: 1926

Elliot Speer (1898 – 1934), became headmaster of Northfield Mount Hermon School, where he was murdered in his home on campus, on 14 September 1934.

His father, Robert Elliott Speer (1867 – 1947) was an American Presbyterian religious leader and an authority on missions.



Elliott Speer worked in the Watson studio.

Built in 1916 in memory of Regina Watson of Chicago, a musician and teacher, this studio was donated by a group of her friends, along with funds for its maintenance. Originally designed to serve as a composers’ studio and recital hall for chamber music, the latter purpose was soon found to be too disruptive to…

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