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Flagg, Mildred Buchanan, 1886-1980. Papers of Mildred Buchanan Flagg, 1876-1955 (inclusive), 1900-1955 (bulk): A Finding Aid

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


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.: A-98
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Mildred Buchanan Flagg, 1886-1980
Title: Papers of Mildred Buchanan Flagg, 1876-1955 (inclusive), 1900-1955 (bulk)
Date(s): 1876-1955
Date(s): 1900-1955
Quantity: 1.67 linear feet (4 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and autographs of authors collected by Mildred Buchanan Flagg, active club woman in the Boston area.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 171
Received Aug. 1960. Gift of Mildred Buchanan Flagg (Mrs. Francis J.), 99 Kirkstall Road, Newtonville, Massachusetts.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mildred Buchanan Flagg 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:

Mildred Buchanan Flagg Papers, 1876-1955; item description, dates. A-98, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


The following published items have been removed from the collection and catalogued separately:


An active club woman in the Boston area, Mildred Buchanan (Mrs. Francis J.) Flagg worked as a writer, lecturer, and organizer of Celebrity Breakfasts.


A collection of letters, many quite personal, showing Mrs. Flagg's contacts through her work as a writer, lecturer, organizer of Celebrity Breakfasts, 1945-1949, and as a very active clubwoman. Many letters from important people in all fields; authors, aviators, clergy, college presidents, explorers, government officials, politicians, royalty, senators, sportsmen and women, etc. Included is a collection of some 100 autographs of authors popular in the 1930s.
Letters in the unnumbered folders are arranged alphabetically. While most folders contain letters to Mrs. Flagg, many contain letters addressed to others that were collected by Mrs. Flagg as part of her autograph collection.


Container List

Additional Index Terms

Air pilots
College presidents
Kings and rulers
Public officers
Women--Societies and clubs
Adams, Sherman, 1899-1986
Albright, Tenley
Aldrich, Bess Streeter, 1881-1954
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941
Anderson, William F.
Andrews, Fannie Fern, 1867-1950
Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess, 1879-1964
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961
Baldwin, Faith, 1893-1978
Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956
Barron, Jennie Loitman, 1891-1969
Bates, Katharine Lee, 1859-1929
Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953
Beebe, William, 1877-1962
Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950
Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950
Boulanger, Nadia
Bowie, Robert R. (Robert Richardson), 1909-2013
Boyd, J.
Boynton, Grace Morrison, 1890-1970
Bromfield, Louis, 1896-1956
Bruere, Martha B.
Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973
Buck, Philo Melvin, 1877-1950
Burroughs, John, 1837-1921
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957
Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958
Canby, Henry Seidel, 1878-1961
Capp, Al, 1909-1979
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
Cochran, Jacqueline
Comstock, Ada Louise
Conant, Isabel Fiske
Coolidge, Grace Goodhue, 1879-1957
Davis, Bette, 1908-1989
Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958
Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945
Dewey, John, 1859-1952
Draper, Ruth, 1884-1956
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959
Elliott, Maud Howe, 1854-1948
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968
Fiedler, Arthur, 1894-1979
Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958
Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939
Fosdick, Harry Emerson, 1878-1969
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
Gibb, H. A. R. (Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen), 1895-1971
Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945
Glaspell, Susan, 1876-1948
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
Harris, Julie
Hayes, Roland, 1887-1977
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961
Hersey, Frank Wilson Cheney, 1876-1959
Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972
Horton, Mildred McAfee
Howe, Mark De Wolfe, 1906-1967
Hull, Josephine, 1877-1957
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970
La Farge, Oliver, 1901-1963
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951
Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-1985
Lord, Milton Edward
Lowell, A. Lawrence (Abbott Lawrence), 1856-1943
Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960
Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959
Masefield, John, 1878-1967
Meigs, Cornelia, 1884-1973
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989
O'Neill, Rose Cecil, 1874-1944
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Owen, Ruth Bryan, 1885-1954
Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965
Peterkin, Julia Mood, 1880-1961
Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943
Poling, Daniel A.
Pusey, Nathan M. (Nathan Marsh), 1907-2001
Ratshesky, A. C.
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973
Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962
Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967
Sarton, May, 1912-1995
Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1888-1965
Sears, Clara Endicott, 1863-1960
Sedgwick, Ellery, 1872-1960
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-1979
Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995
Snow, Edgar Rowe
Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932
Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953
Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946
Tharp, Louise Hall, 1898-1992
Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981
Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961
Ticknor, Caroline, 1866-1937
Truman, Bess Wallace
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944
Van Paassen, Pierre, 1895-1968
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
Woolley, Mary Emma, 1863-1947