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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
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.
The following items have been removed from the collection and added to the portrait file, RGXX:
- Photographs of Mary Sands Thompson and her classmatesThe following items have been removed from the collection:
- YearbooksThe following items have been removed from the collection and sent to the theater collection, Harvard:
- 21 play scripts belonging to Mary Sands '17 and Dorothy Sands '15
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.
This collection consists of clippings about Mary Sands Thompson, programs and plays (typescript and printed) and reunion material.