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SC 59

Thompson, Mary Sands, 1896-1979. Papers of Mary Sands Thompson, 1917-1979: 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 59
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Mary Sands Thompson, 1896-1979
Title: Papers of Mary Sands Thompson, 1917-1979
Date(s): 1917-1979
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Programs, plays, reunion material, and clippings of Mary Sands Thompson, Radcliffe College Class of 1917.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R80-8
This collection was given to the Archives by Robert Sands Thompson, April 8, 1980.

Processing Information:

Processed: September 1980
By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mary Sands Thompson 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:

Mary Sands Thompson Papers, 1917-1979; item description, dates. SC 59, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

SEPARATION RECORD

The following items have been removed from the collection and added to the portrait file, RGXX:
The following items have been removed from the collection:
The following items have been removed from the collection and sent to the theater collection, Harvard:

BIOGRAPHY

Mary Sands Thompson graduated from Radcliffe in 1917, and worked as secretary for, among others, Amy Lowell, 1918, Amelia Reinhardt, President of Mills College, 1922, the Director of the Fogg Art Museum, 1923-1929, and as executive secretary of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1929-1931. An enthusiastic amateur actress, she was a member of the Idler Club at college, and after graduation a member of the Cambridge Dramatic Club and the Brookline Amateurs. After her marriage in 1932, in addition to her family duties, Thompson served in a voluntary capacity on the Parent Teacher Association, League of Women Voters, and on Ration Board of Fairfield, Connecticut, and on a number of civic organizations.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection consists of clippings about Mary Sands Thompson, programs and plays (typescript and printed) and reunion material.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Radcliffe College. Class of 1917
Radcliffe College--Students

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