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SC 66

Dry, Isabelle Bland. Papers of Isabelle Bland Dry, 1931-2004: 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

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: SC 66
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Isabelle Bland Dry
Title: Papers of Isabelle Bland Dry, 1931-2004
Date(s): 1931-2004
Quantity: 7.96 linear feet (5 cartons, 1/2 file box, 2 folio+ boxes) plus 1 supersize folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, programs, minutes, reports, photographs, etc., relating to the Radcliffe College Class of 1935.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: R81-7, R88-2, R99-19, R2000-42, R2001-3, R2005-8
The papers were given to the Radcliffe College Archives by Isabelle Bland Dry between December 1980 and February 2001. Additional papers were given by Marion Dry in May 2005.

Processing Information:

Processed: August 1981
By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35 and Eric Nils Lindquist

Processing Information:

Reprocessed: March 2008
By: Johanna Carll

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Isabelle Bland Dry 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:

Isabelle Bland Dry Papers, 1931-2004; item description, dates. SC 66, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Isabelle Heard Bland Dry was born July 7, 1912. She received a scholarship from her high school in St. Louis in 1931 and received her A.B. from Radcliffe College in 1935. She was a teacher for fourteen years before marrying John Dry in 1948. She had a stepdaughter, Sarah Dry Hoyt, and a daughter, Marion Dry. An active participant in Class of '35 alumnae activities, Dry was College Marshall for nine years, president of the Radcliffe Club of Boston, chairman of the Centennial Exhibitions Committee, chairman of the Class of 1935 from 1960, and was chair, or co-chair of every class reunion from the 25th on. In 1983, Radcliffe recognized her contributions by awarding her the Distinguished Service Award. From 1978 until her death, she volunteered in the Radcliffe College Archives. Dry died August 30, 2004.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged in four series:

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection consists of correspondence, programs, reports, minutes, printed material, photographs, etc., documenting Isabelle Dry's time as a student at Radcliffe College and her alumnae activites, mostly on behalf of the Class of 1935.
Series I. Isabelle Bland Dry Personal, contains correspondence, exams, course notes, scrapbooks, etc., relating to Dry's time as a student. There is also correspondence between Dry and other members of the Class of 1935. Files are arranged alphabetically.
Series II. Radcliffe General, contains correspondence, minutes, reports, printed material, etc., documenting Dry's involvement in various Radcliffe activities including Convocation and commemorative services. Also documented are Dry's work on behalf of the Radcliffe Club of Boston and her service as College Marshall. Files are arranged alphabetically.
Series III. Reunions, contains correspondence, minutes, reports, printed material, etc., documenting the planning and celebration of reunions of the Class of 1935. Files are arranged with general materials first, followed by files arranged chronologically by reunion.
Series IV. Photographs, contains professional portraits and snapshots of members of the Class of 1935. They are arranged with photographs of miscellaneous people and events first, followed by images from reunions arranged chronologically.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Class reunions -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Radcliffe Club of Boston
Radcliffe College. Alumnae Association
Radcliffe College -- Alumni and alumnae
Radcliffe College. Class of 1935
Radcliffe College--Examinations
Radcliffe College--Students

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