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SC 35

Allen, Annie Ware Winsor, 1865-1955. Papers of Annie Ware Winsor Allen, 1884-1950: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: SC 35
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Allen, Annie Winsor, 1865-1955
Title: Papers of Annie Ware Winsor Allen, 1884-1950
Date(s): 1884-1950
Quantity: .63 linear feet (1+1/2 file boxes)
Abstract: Assignments and examinations, club material, biographies of the Radcliffe College classes of 1883-1889, reminiscences from members of the classes of 1883-1889 and 1890-1896, etc., of Annie Ware Winsor Allen, Radcliffe College Class of 1888.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: R76-13, R77-11
Annie Winsor Allen '24 gave her mother's (Annie Ware Winsor Allen) papers to the Radcliffe College Archives in December 1976 and August 1977.

Processing Information:

Processed: March 1980
By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright in the papers created by Annie Ware Winsor Allen is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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:

Annie Ware Winsor Papers of Annie Ware Winsor Allen, 1884-1950; item description, dates. SC 35, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library. See Annie Ware Winsor Allen Papers, 1818-1979 (MC 322) and Annie Winsor Allen Papers, 1920-1958 (SC 36).


Annie Ware Winsor Allen attended Radcliffe as a special student, 1883-1885, 1886-1889. After graduation she taught English and History at the Brearley School in New York City, from 1890 until her marriage in 1900 to Joseph Allen, Professor of Mathematics in the City College of New York. Although Allen was busy rearing four children, in 1907 she started the Roger Ascham School, a co-educational day school, which she directed until her retirement in 1932.
Allen wrote educational articles for the Atlantic Monthly and two books: Home School and Vacation and Without and Within about her personal philosophy. She was active in the Headmistresses Association, the Social Reform Club, the Radcliffe Club of New York and the League of Women Voters. In 1941, Allen became Secretary to the classes '83-'89 and sent out questionnaires in 1942, 1945, 1948-1950 to alumnae which provide invaluable historical information in the form of recollections and anecdotes about the Annex.


The collection includes Annie Ware Winsor Allen's college assignments (themes) and examinations, Radcliffe club material (Maine, New York and Westchester), biographies of the classes of '83-'89, reminiscences from members of the classes '83-'89 and '90-'96, anecdotes and miscellaneous correspondence. Replies to questionnaires sent to classes '83-'89, and '90-'96, include descriptions of the Annex, Professors, Staff, courses, clubs and student life; also included are brief biographies of each alumna who answered the questionnaire


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Additional Index Terms

Cambridge (Mass.)--Social life and customs
Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907
Briggs, Mary de Quedville
Brooks, Frona M.
Brown, Jeannette S.
Buckingham, Mary Hyde
Bunker, Mary Hawthorne White
Burrage, Alice H.
Canfield, Grace R.
Carmalt, Ethel
Carret, Anna W.
Carter, Emma Sterling
Clarke, Annie Barber
Clarkson, Mary E.
Cook, Mabel P.
Curtis, Frances G.
Earle, Louise
Fiske, Marguerite
Forbes, Edith Glidden
Francke, Katherine Gilbert
Gilman, Margaret
Green, Cornelia Wentworth
Hinkley, Susan Stearns
Hitchcock, Caroline Hanks
Hopkinson, Leslie White, 1867-1945
Jones, Edith Nickels
Knutssun, Effie Lanagan
Lord, Frances Augusta
Lyman, Susan Cabot
Macurdy, Grace
MacDuffie, Abbie Parsons, 1860-1937
Paton, Lucy Allen
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Radcliffe College--Curricula
Radcliffe College--Examinations
Radcliffe College--History
Radcliffe College--Societies, etc.
Radcliffe College--Students
Ranlett, Suzanne A.
Rogers, Mary Williams
Runckle, Catherine Bird
Society for the Collegiate Instruction of Women (U.S.)
Spoor, Louise Dale
Stuart, Helen A.
Vaughan, Mosetta I.