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MC 199

Cam, Helen Maud, 1885-1968. Papers of Helen Maud Cam, 1928-1969: 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

Call No.: MC 199
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Helen Maud Cam, 1885-1968
Title: Papers of Helen Maud Cam, 1928-1968
Date(s): 1928-1968
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, biographical material, articles, etc., of Helen Maud Cam, medieval historian and political activist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 69-18, 1660, 72-7, 72-79, 71-11, 1372, 72-40, 72-23, 71-132, 75-283, 78-M23, 79-M108
The papers of Helen Maud Cam were deposited with the Schlesinger Library from 1969 to 1979 by Giles Constable,Frances W. Gregory,Lois B. Merk,Louise Owen.
Additional papers of Helen Maud Cam were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in July 1975 by Dorothy B. Weske.

Processing Information:

Processed: January 1974, December 1975, and July 1978
By: Emily Rosenthal,Joellen Wlodkowski, and Eva Moseley

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Helen Maud Cam as well as 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:

Helen Maud Cam Papers, 1928-1968; item description, dates. MC 199, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

BIOGRAPHY

Helen Maud Cam was the first woman professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University; she was appointed to the Samuel Zemurray Jr. and Doris Zemurray Stone-Radcliffe Professorship as professor of history in 1948 after a distinguished teaching career at Cambridge University, England. After six years at Harvard she retired to England where she continued her scholarly endeavors until her death in 1968.
Cam was the author of many scholarly works, and while in England had been active in local politics.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection includes letters to friends, articles and pamphlets by and about Helen Maud Cam, and several photographs of her.

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Additional Index Terms

College teachers
Education, Higher
Historians
Women in education
Women--Political activity--England
Harvard University--Faculty
University of Cambridge--Faculty

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