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SC 38

Wunder, Suzanne, 1889-1946. Papers of Suzanne Wunder, 1936-1941: 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 38
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Suzanne Wunder, 1889-1946
Title: Papers of Suzanne Wunder, 1936-1941
Date(s): 1936-1941
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, etc., of Suzanne Amelie Wunder, Radcliffe College Class of 1913.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R75-1
The papers of Suzanne Wunder were given to Georgiana (Ames) Hinckley, Librarian of the Radcliffe College Library, in 1949 by Ruth True.

Processing Information:

Processed: June, 1980
By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Suzanne Wunder 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:

Suzanne Wunder Papers, 1936-1941; item description, dates. SC 38, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Suzanne Wunder was born in Boston of a naturalized Viennese Catholic father and a British-Canadian Protestant mother. She studied English, Economics and French at Radcliffe. After employment in various personnel and administrative positions, Wunder became Publicity Director for Radcliffe College 1937-1938. After that she was a free lance writer for the Education page of the Sunday, New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and for Forecast and Independent Woman magazines. At the time of her death Wunder was in Paris working with the American Christian Committee for Refugees, Inc. She was engaged in launching a vocational rehabilitation project among the refugees in France.


The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings and Suzanne Wunder's articles on Nadia Boulanger; newspaper clippings on World War II and her articles written for newspapers on various war subjects; and the first chapter of her autobiography (not completed).

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Additional Index Terms

World War, 1939-1945--Women
Boulanger, Nadia
Briggs, Le Baron Russell, 1855-1934
Piston, Walter, 1894-1976
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Radcliffe College. Class of 1913
Radcliffe College. Office of Public Information