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Call No.: SC 61
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Title: Radcliffe Rambler collection, 1928-1930
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Scrapbooks, financial records, etc., documenting the Radcliffe Rambler, a book wagon selling books and advertising Radcliffe College in New England during the summer.
The photograph was removed to RG XX, series 2.
Two alumae, Barbara Nolen Strong '24 and Margaret Follen '28 had the idea of stocking a truck with 1000 books, equally divided between fiction and juveniles, and traveling during July and August in the New England area selling them. To advertise Radcliffe, the bookwagon bore the Radcliffe name and was painted red, carried Radcliffe catalogues, had Radcliffe bookmarks for each book sold, and if the books had to be mailed, used the Radcliffe seal on the envelope.
This collection includes the projected plan for a Radcliffe Book Wagon and the story of its life, 1928-1930.