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84-M96

Drinker, Sophie Hutchinson, 1888-1967. Additional papers of Sophie Hutchinson Drinker, 1911-1983: 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.: 84-M96
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Sophie Hutchinson Drinker, 1888-1967
Title: Additional papers of Sophie Hutchinson Drinker, 1911-1983
Date(s): 1911-1983
Quantity: 1.21 linear feet (1 carton, 1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Addenda to the papers (1351) of Sophie Hutchinson Drinker, musician, civic volunteer, historian, author, and feminist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 84-M96
These addenda were given to the Schlesinger Library by Sophie Hutchinson Drinker's daughter, Ernesta Drinker Ballard via Amy Elsbree, in June 1984.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: June 1984
By: Jane S. Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Sophie Hutchinson Drinker 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:

Sophie Hutchinson Drinker. Additional papers, 1911-1983; item description, dates. 84-M96, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Sophie Hutchinson Drinker Papers, 1917-1967 (1351).

BIOGRAPHY

Sophie Hutchinson Drinker, musician, civic volunteer, historian and feminist was born on August 24, 1888 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was educated at St. Timothy's School in Catonville, Maryland. A prominent leader in Philadelphian society, she served on the board of directors of the Marriage Council of Philadelphia, was president of the Pennsylvania Society of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, was chairman of the Colonial Dames Historical Research Committee, and was on the advisory board of the Lucy Stone League. Among her books and articles were Music and Women: The Story of Women in Their Relation to Music (1948) and Hannah Penn and the Proprietorship of Pennsylvania (1958). She was awarded an honorary degree (Doctor of Music) by Smith College for her services to women and to music in 1949 and received the Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania Award (1965) and an honorary degree (1967) from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. For additional biographical information, see Who's Who Among American Women and Who's Who in the East .

SCOPE AND CONTENT

These addenda consist of Sophie Hutchinson Drinker's diaries, correspondence, awards, speeches and articles on women's history and women's rights and the draft of her unpublished book, "Women under Colonial Laws."

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Additional Index Terms

Diaries
Equal rights amendments
Goddesses
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Women and religion
Women--History
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Women musicians
Ballard, Ernesta Drinker
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942
Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973
Drinker, Henry S. (Henry Sandwith), 1880-1965
Marriage Council of Philadelphia
Mudd, Emily Hartshorne
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
Scranton, William Warren, 1917-2013
Sturgis, Katharine R. (Katharine Rosenbaum), 1903-1987
Yarnall, Sophia

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