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Briggs, Elizabeth, 1863-1937. Papers of Elizabeth Briggs, 1883-1937: 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.: SC 3
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Elizabeth Briggs, 1863-1937
Title: Papers of Elizabeth Briggs, 1883-1937
Date(s): 1883-1937
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, notes, scrapbook, etc., of Elizabeth Briggs, Radcliffe College Class of 1887.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: R 75-11, R 75-32
Elizabeth Briggs bequeathed her papers to the Radcliffe Archives in November 1937, and they were closed to research until 1962.

Processing Information:

Processed: December 1978

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Elizabeth Briggs 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:

Elizabeth Briggs Papers, 1883-1937; item description, dates. SC 3, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth Briggs, an educator, graduated from Radcliffe in 1887 (A.B.), graduate student 1887-1888, 1889-1890. She founded the Radcliffe Club of New York, served as president and historian of Radcliffe College Alumnae Association, and as Alumnae Associate.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection consist of 1 file box and 1 scrapbook of newspaper clippings 1886-1898. The papers are an important source for the early history of Radcliffe and document the alumnae protest at the incorporation of Radcliffe College in 1894, and the foundation and progress of the Alumnae Association. The collection contributes information on Mary Coes (her election as member of Council in 1906 and as second Dean of Radcliffe in 1909). Brigg's reminiscences include valuable information on early college history (1883-1887), student activities, courses and personalities.

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Additional Index Terms

Student activities
Women--Education
Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907
Briggs, Le Baron Russell, 1855-1934
Clarke, Annie Barber
Coes, Mary, 1861-1913
Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926
Gilman, Arthur, 1837-1909
Irwin, Agnes, 1841-1914
Radcliffe College. Alumnae Association
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Radcliffe College. Class of 1887
Radcliffe College--History
Whitman, Sarah
Women's Educational Association of Boston

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