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Coolidge, Elsie Winchester, 1872-1954. Papers of Elsie Winchester Coolidge, 1855-1898 (inclusive), 1893-1898 (bulk): 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 14
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Coolidge, Elsie Winchester, 1872-1954
Title: Papers of Elsie Winchester Coolidge, 1855-1898 (inclusive), 1893-1898 (bulk)
Date(s): 1855-1898
Date(s): 1893-1898
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Diaries and notebooks of Elsie Winchester Coolidge, Radcliffe College Class of 1895

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R79-18
The papers of Elsie Winchester Coolidge were purchased from Ahab Rare Books in June 1979.

Processing Information:

Processed: September 1979
By: Jane S. Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. Folder #2 is unavailable for research while being digitized.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Elsie Winchester Coolidge 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:

Elsie Winchester Coolidge Papers, 1855-1898; item description, dates. SC 14, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

After graduating magna cum laude, Elsie Winchester Coolidge taught school in Watertown, held a position at Grays Herbarium and was a cataloguer at the Boston Public Library until her retirement. She was a member of the 1st Parish (Unitarian) Church, Watertown, and of the Watertown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Massachusetts Republican Club and the College Club.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

These papers consist of Elsie Winchester's diaries and a notebook kept at college and immediately after college, and 2 notebooks belonging to other members of her family. They describe her social life, club activities--she was a member of the Idler, French, English, Musical, and Classical clubs, her course work, Class Days and Commencements. There are descriptions of college officials, college events, and professors, and some references to her personal life and emotional disappointments.

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Additional Index Terms

Diaries
Student activities--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Radcliffe College--Students
Radcliffe College. Class of 1895

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