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Hartzell, Bertha Drew, 1876-1950. Scrapbook of Bertha Drew Hartzell, 1893-1899: 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 43
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Bertha Drew Hartzell, 1876-1950
Title: Scrapbook of Bertha Drew Hartzell, 1893-1899
Date(s): 1893-1899
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Scrapbook of Bertha Drew Hartzell, Radcliffe College Class of 1898.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R75-36
Scrapbook of Bertha Drew Hartzell given to the Library by her in June, 1949.

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 Bertha Drew Hartzell 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:

Bertha Drew Hartzell Scrapbook, 1893-1899; item description, dates. SC 43, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Bertha Vincent Drew was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She graduated cum laude from Radcliffe in 1898, having served as Class President and been active in musical groups. Following her graduation she went to Germany, where she studied music and the German language. On her return she undertook graduate study in German at Radcliffe (1900-1901). After a year of teaching at Brookline High School she married Rev. Morton Hartzell, whom she had met in Europe. After his death she obtained a degree in Library Science from Simmons College (1918). She served as librarian at Simmons and at the Dana Hall School before becoming supervisor of training at the Boston Public Library, where she remained until her retirement in 1946. In her leisure she was active in church, music, and library organizations. She died in 1950.


The scrapbook contains cards, invitations, examinations, notices of meetings, clippings, poems and songs.

Partial index of subjects in volume 1

Container List

Additional Index Terms

College theater--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Student activities--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Idler Club (Radcliffe College)
Radcliffe College. Class of 1898
Radcliffe College--Examinations
Radcliffe College--Societies, etc.
Radcliffe College--Songs and music
Radcliffe College--Sports
Radcliffe College--Students