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1190--795

Mosher, Alfrieda Marian, 1873-1966. Papers of Alfrieda Marian Mosher, 1905-1966: 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.: 1190--795
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Alfrieda Marian Mosher, 1873-1966
Title: Papers of Alfrieda Marian Mosher, 1905-1966
Date(s): 1905-1966
Quantity: 1 linear feet (1 carton) plus 1 oversize folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Diaries, appointment books, correspondence, etc., of Alfrieda Marian Mosher, head of the International Department of the Y.W.C.A., secretary of the International Institute Boston, and editor of the International Beacon.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 1190, 1224, 1292, 1363, 1392, 71-119, 71-155, 74-205, 795
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Pauline Gardescu from the estate of Alfrieda Mosher from 1966 until 1974, and by Alfrieda Marian Mosher in 1964.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: June 1982
By: Rina Auerbach, Jane S. Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Alfrieda Marian Mosher 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:

Alfrieda Marian Mosher Papers, 1905-1966; item description, dates. 1190--795, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Alfrieda Marian Mosher, born in Denver, New Hampshire, on September 19, 1873, was the daughter of George and Marinda (Stewart) Mosher. While her father served as Consul in France and Germany, Mosher was enrolled in French and German schools; she later studied at Hillsdale College in Michigan. She received an AM in 1897 and L.H.D. in 1900. Mosher was the head of the International Department of the Young Women's Christian Association in Boston from 1905 until 1926 and, from 1926 until 1961, secretary of the International Institute in Boston and editor of the International Beacon. Her international work was recognized by foreign governments and international organizations. She spent her last years in a nursing home in Boston and died in August, 1966.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection consists of Alfrieda Marian Mosher's diaries, appointment books and correspondence, covering largely the last decade of her life, and photographs.

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Additional Index Terms

Appointment books
Diaries
International cooperation
Boston Young Women's Christian Association (Massachusetts). International Department
Gardescu, Pauline
International Institute (Boston, Mass.)

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