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Call No.: MC 349
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Title: Papers of Emily Sibley, 1904-1950
Quantity: 1.04 linear feet (2+1/2 file boxes) plus 1 folio photograph folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, notes, financial accounts, etc., of Emily Sibley, home economist.
Emily Sibley, home economist, was born on October 17, 1888, the daughter of Henry Clark and Bertha (Heidenreich) Sibley, and grew up in Cambridge. She attended the Berkeley Street School and received her AB from Radcliffe in 1911 and her Bertha Sibley in home economics from Simmons College in 1913. She taught home economics at the House among the Pines, Norton, Massachusetts (1913-1915) and at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh (1915-1919). In 1916 she took a summer course at Columbia Teacher's College and in the summer of 1918 taught a course in Dietetics at the Vassar College Nurses Training Center. In 1919 she moved back to her parents' home and took a temporary job at the Garland School of Homemaking. From 1920 until it closed in 1950 she taught home economics part-time at the Choate School in Brookline, Massachusetts. She then taught a course in nutrition at the New England Hospital (1950) and the Holy Ghost Hospital (1950-1953).Sibley was active in her church, the First Parish Unitarian, Cambridge, served as board member and on the Admissions Committee of the Cambridge Home for the Aged, 1954-1971, and was on the board of the Red Cross in Cambridge. She was a member of the Radcliffe Club of Boston and of the League of Women Voters, was editor of the Class of 1922 notes, and frequently represented her class at Radcliffe functions.
The collection is arranged in two series:
- I. Personal and family
- II. Home economics
This collection consists of Sibley family accounts and recipes; photographs of Emily Sibley at school and in later life, her lectures on home economics, and her collection of recipes.Series I. Personal and family contains photographs, Henry Sibley's accounts of family expenditure, and Bertha Sibley's recipes; Emily Sibley's children's books and scrapbook, and her letters to her mother.Series II. Home economics contains her lecture notes on cookery, budgeting, diet, nutrition, dressmaking, and development of personality.
- Box 1: 2v-5
- Box 2: 6-20
- Box 3: 21-33