The Vales belonged to the elite social world of Boston around 1930. A fortunate group that traveled, that took for granted their sons would go to Harvard, and that debuted their daughters at magnificent cotillions. The supreme social rite of the 1920s and 1930s in Newport and Boston, the debutante party might carry on until 5:00 in the morning. In 1930, when the U.S. population numbered 122 million, the privileged few could sail through life with plenty of leeway.
Olive Higgins Prouty wrote five novels about the Vale clan:
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A summary of Olive Higgins Prouty's work and life provided by the Unitarian-Universalist Historical Society.
Olive Higgins Prouty: Biography, Works, Photos, Quotes provided by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where Prouty's father played a role in its early years.
Clark University of Worcester Mass, holding the Prouty papers in their archives, has created this Prouty timeline, complete with a list of her writings and publications.
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