The Bread Loaf School of English

 
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gardens_at_bread_loafFrom the History Files 

In 1920, the first Bread Loaf School of English class consisted of 44 women and seven men, all living (we think) in the Bread Loaf Inn and Annex. The faculty included three women and four men—from Smith, Yale, Middlebury, and Milwaukee and Brookline high schools. Students paid $50–$75 tuition, $100 board, and anywhere from $15 to $100 for housing, depending on the room. The Bread Loaf mountain campus was completely wireless; there was no electricity. Perhaps worse, there was also no Crumb.