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
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
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
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.
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.
Processed: March 1980
By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35
Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual
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.
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.
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
- 1. Assignments (themes), 1884-1885
- 2. Assignments (themes), 1886
- 3. Assignments (themes), 1887-1888
- 4. Assignments (themes), n.d.
- 5. Examinations, 1876-1887
- 6. Clubs, Maine, New York, Westchester, 1934-1951
- 7. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1942-1947
- 8. Correspondence from Elizabeth Cary Agassiz to Mabel ? n.d. and Committee on Discipline
- 9. Biographies of classes 1883-1889 in 1932. Included are: Allen, Annie Ware Winsor;
Briggs, Mary de Quedville; Brooks, Frona Marie; Canfield, Grace; Carret, Anna Carter,
Emma Sterling; Clarkson, Mary; Cook, Mabel; Gilman, Margaret; Green, Cornelia Wentworth;
Hinkley, Susan Stearns; Macurdy, Grace; MacDuffie, Abby Parsons; Ranlett, Suzanne
- 10. Reminiscences of classes, 1883-1889 sent in 1942: subjects included: Annex interior
(Flona Marie Brooks '86), Bertram Hall (Leslie W. Hopkinson); Cambridge life in the
eighties (Mary Emma Clarkson, Katherine Gilbert Francke, Frances A. Lord, Catherine
Bird Runkle); foundation of the college (Mary deQuedville Briggs).
- 11. Reminiscences of the classes 1890-1896 sent in 1942: see especially Lucy Allen Paton,
Mosette Stafford Vaughan and Mary Hawthorne White Bunker.
- 12. Reminiscences of classes 1883-1889 sent in 1945 for the Quarterly; some duplication
of earlier questionnaires.
- 13. Anecdotes of the classes of 1883-1889 sent in 1948-1950.
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.
Carret, Anna W.
Carter, Emma Sterling
Clarke, Annie Barber
Clarkson, Mary E.
Cook, Mabel P.
Curtis, Frances G.
Forbes, Edith Glidden
Francke, Katherine Gilbert
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
MacDuffie, Abbie Parsons, 1860-1937
Paton, Lucy Allen
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Radcliffe College--Societies, etc.
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.