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75-262 -- 80-M1

Green family. Papers of the Green family, 1835-1974: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: 75-262 -- 80-M1
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Green family
Title: Papers of the Green family, 1825-1974
Date(s): 1825-1974
Quantity: 6 linear feet (6 cartons) plus 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversized folder, 1 supersize folder, 1 folio photograph folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of the Greene family of Cambridge, Massachusetts

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 75-262, 75-307,
The Greene family papers were given to the Schlesinger Library as an unrestricted gift in August and September 1975 (Accession numbers 75-262, 75-307) by Joy Greene Sweet and John S.C. Morgan. Additional materials were given to the Schlesinger Library in October 1979 by Joy Greene Sweet (Accession number 79-M235) via Yale University Library and in January 1980 by John Singleton Copley Morgan (Accession number 80-M1). This preliminary inventory was prepared with funds provided by NEH (Grant no. RC-24669-76-987).

Processing Information:

January 1979
By: Nora Murphy

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by the Greene family is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Green family Papers, 1825-1974; item description, dates. 75-262 -- 80-M1, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

The Cambridge (Massachusetts) family of Henry Copley Greene (1871-1951) and Rosalind Huidekoper Greene (1885-1975) was interested in amateur theater, musicology, French culture, and a variety of social causes. Henry Greene and his daughter Katrine were actively involved in war relief work, he in Europe during and after both world wars and she in Italy, North Africa, and Asia during and after World War II.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection contains personal correspondence between Henry Copley Greene (1871-1951) and Rosalind Huidekoper Greene (1885-1975), their daughters Francesca Greene (1908-1957), Joy Greene (1909-2000), Katrine Greene (1912-1966) and Ernesta Greene (1915-1939), and friends and other relatives. Henry Copley Greene and Katrine were actively involved in war relief work and hence traveled widely. Henry Copley Greene volunteered with the Red Cross and Unitarian Service Committee in Europe during and after the First and Second World Wars respectively; Katrine worked with relief organizations in Italy, North Africa and Asia during and after World War II. Rosalind Huidekoper Greene, besides writing poetry, was active in war relief efforts in the Boston area and coordinated a newsletter for servicemen in World War II. The papers, which cover the years from 1835-1974, provide an insight into the lives of a Cambridge family interested in various social causes and acquainted with many members of the Harvard faculty.
Collection also includes the papers of Katrine R. C. Greene (Joy Greene's sister) regarding her work for United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation in North Africa (UNRRA) and refugees in China.
Some folder titles are those of the Greene family but the majority have been added by the archivist for ease of access.

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Container List

Additional Index Terms

Amateur theater
Cambridge (Mass.) -- Social life and customs
Family records
Musicology
New Englanders--Family relationships
Poems
Voyages and travels
War relief
Wills
World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief--France
World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief
Cabot, Ella Lyman
Cabot, Hugh, 1905-1967
Cabot, Richard C. (Richard Clarke), 1868-1939
Gilson, Etienne, 1884-1978
Greene, Henry Copley, 1871-1951
Greene, Katrine Rosalind Copley, 1912-1966
Greene, Rosalind Huidekoper, 1885-1975
Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966
Huidekoper family
James, William, 1842-1910
Operation Exodus
Rosenstock-Huessy, Eugen, 1888-1973
Salvemini, Gaetano, 1873-1957
Sarton, May, 1912-1995
Tone, Aileen
Whitehead, Alfred North, 1861-1947

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