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SC 42

Seidler, Helen Crawford, 1893-1972. Papers of Helen Crawford Seidler, 1907-1916: 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 42
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Helen Crawford Seidler, 1893-1972
Title: Papers of Helen Crawford Seidler, 1907-1916
Date(s): 1907-1916
Quantity: 1.63 linear feet (1 carton, 1+1/2 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Course notebooks, examinations, correspondence, drawings, photographs, etc., of Helen Crawford Seidler, Radcliffe College Class of 1914.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R75-43
The collection was found in the Archives May 16, 1975.

Processing Information:

Processed: June, 1980
By: Eric N. Lindquist

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Helen Crawford Seidler 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:

Helen Crawford Seidler Papers, 1907-1916; item description, dates. SC 42, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Helen Dorothea Crawford was born in Rockland, Massachusetts, in 1893. She attended Rockland High School, graduating in 1910. She attended Radcliffe 1910-1914, receiving her A.B. in 1914 magna cum laude in Literature. While at Radcliffe she was a member of the German and French Clubs, the Choral Society and the Idler Society, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation she taught at Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire (1914-1915), Sea Pines (1915-1916, also attending Emerson College that year), and Whitman High School (1916-1919). Following that she pursued a business career. In 1924 she became a research assistant for the Political Research Bureau of her Republican County Committee. In her leisure she became involved in the Little Theatre movement. After retiring she administered a reading program through her church in Wrentham, Massachusetts. She was married twice, first to Nelson J. Springer (in 1919) and then to-----Seidler. She died in 1972.


The collection consists mainly of Helen Crawford Seidler's coursework at Radcliffe: course notebooks, examinations, essays and compositions. There are also some correspondence, drawings, poems, and photographs.


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Lecture Notes
Women--Education (Higher)--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Radcliffe College. Class of 1914
Radcliffe College--Curricula
Radcliffe College--Examinations
Radcliffe College--Students