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SC 15

Munroe, Katharine Langdon, 1891-1956. Papers of Katharine Langdon Munroe, 1910-1971 (inclusive), 1910-1912 (bulk): A Finding Aid

Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
July 2007

© 2007 President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: SC 15
Repository: Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Katharine Langdon Munroe, 1891-1956
Title: Papers of Katharine Langdon Munroe, 1910-1971 (inclusive), 1910-1912 (bulk)
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Scrapbook of Katharine Langdon Munroe, Radcliffe College Class of 1914.

Processing Information:

Processed: August, 1979
By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Acquisition Information:

Accession number: R75-28

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Katharine Langdon Munroe 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 for publication:

Katharine Langdon Munroe Papers, 1910-1971; item description, dates. SC 15, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Katharine Langdon Munroe entered Radeliffe in 1910. Active socially, she was a member of the Idier, the Music Club, the English Club, the Mandolin Club and was manager of the Junior Prom. In 1914, she graduated cum laude and in 1915 married Frederick Lansing Day, a writer, and graduate of Yale. Her life centered in the home, her family and Cambridge society. She continued her involvement with Radcliffe by taking courses at the college, and as President of both the Radcliffe Club of Boston and the Radcliffe Alumnae Association. Munroe was divorced from her husband in 1938. In 1939, she was chairman of the class of 1914's 25th reunion. From 1946-1949, she worked on Radcliffe's 70th Anniversary Fund and from 1947-1950, she was Chairman of the Regional Scholarship Committee In 1954, she worked fro Radcliffe's 75th anniversary celebration and from 1955-1956, she served on the Committee on the Alumnae Achievement Awards. In addition to her activities at Radcliffe, she belonged to the Reading Club, the Mother's Club and the League of Women Voters: she was a member of the League's Ways and Means Committee. Munroe died suddenly of cancer in 1956.


College scrapbook, 1910-1912 containing invitations, theater and symphony programs, dance cards, "at homes", newspaper clippings, about Radcliffe, Harvard valentines, wedding announcements, calling cards, copies of the Lampoon and the Harvard Advocate, and ticket stubs.


Additional catalog entries

The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated bibliographic databases. THIS IS NOT AN INDEX.
College theater--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Idler Club (Radcliffe College)
Moulton, Elizabeth Day
Radcliffe Choral Society
Radcliffe College--Societies, etc.
Radcliffe College--Students
Radcliffe College. Class of 1914
Student activities--Massachusetts--Cambridge