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RA.A/C739

Comstock, Ada Louise. Papers of Ada Louise Comstock, 1929-1974: 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.: RA.A/C739
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Ada Louise Comstock
Title: Papers of Ada Louise Comstock, 1929-1974
Date(s): 1929-1974
Quantity: 3 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Letters written by Ada Louise Comstock to Radcliffe alumnae and friends following her retirement from the Radcliffe Presidency.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R81-10, R80-67

Processing Information:

Processed: November 1985
By: Jane S. Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Ada Louise Comstock 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:

Ada Louise Comstock Papers, 1929-1974; item description, dates. RA.A/C739, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Ada Comstock scrapbook, 1934 (SC 26), Ada Comstock records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1923-1943 (RG II, Series 2), Ada Comstock papers, 1818, 1887-1982 (MC 471; T-156), Ada Comstock diaries, 1902-1968 (M-126).

BIOGRAPHY

Radcliffe College president (1923-1943), Comstock graduated from Smith College (1897), and received an A.M. from Columbia University (1899). She taught rhetoric and oratory at the University of Minnesota and became the first dean of women there in 1907. In 1912 she became the first dean of Smith College. Comstock was also the first president of the American Association of University Women and the only woman on the National Commission of Law Observance and Enforcement, served on the National Committee for Planned Parenthood, the Institute of Pacific Relations, and opposed discrimination against women in many areas of society. After retiring as president of Radcliffe, she married Wallace Notestein, professor at Yale, in 1943 and settled in New Haven.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection is a composite collection consisting of letters written by Ada Louise Comstock (Mrs. Notestein) after her retirement from the Presidency of Radcliffe College, to Radcliffe alumnae and other Radcliffe friends. Whenever small quantities of letters of this type are given to the Radcliffe College Archives, they will be added to this collection.

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