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SC 113

Howland, Ethel Winward, 1877-1964. Papers of Ethel Winward Howland, 1877-1964: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: SC 113
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Ethel Winward Howland, 1877-1964
Title: Papers of Ethel Winward Howland, 1877-1964
Date(s): 1877-1964
Quantity: .63 linear feet (1+1/2 file boxes) plus 1 folio folder, 1 folio photograph folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Photographs, autobiography, correspondence, diaries, etc., of Ethel Winward Howland, Radcliffe College Class of 1905.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R88-40
This collection was given to the Radcliffe College Archives by Ethel Winward Howland's son John Howland, in 1988.

Processing Information:

Processed: July 1992
By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Ethel Winward Howland 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:

Ethel Winward Howland Papers, 1877-196; item description, dates. SC 113, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Ethel Winward Howland was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1877 to William and Alice Loomis Winward. She graduated from Newton High School in 1895. After working as a secretary for six years, she attended Radcliffe and graduated in 1905. She taught at Middleton High School and at Hartford High School.
She married Roy A. Howland in September 1908 and then settled in Middletown, Connecticut, where he was associate professor at Wesleyan. They had two sons.
In Middletown, Howland was a member of the First Methodist Church, co-chairman of the Social Service League, president of the Middletown College Club, and served on the League of Women Voters. She was a director of the Planned Parenthood Association, chairman for eight years of the microfilming committee of the Middlesex Memorial Hospital, and an honorary director of the Middlesex Chapter of the American Red Cross. She was also co-organized, and for over 40 years secretary of the Middletown Book Club.
She was selected by the Middletown B'nai B'rith as Woman of the Year in 1964.
Howland died in 1964.


This collection consists of photographs, autobiography, correspondence, Red Cross Award (1962), B'nai B'rith Woman of the Year Award (1964), diaries (1912-1953), menus, and a Guest Book.


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Additional Index Terms

B'nai B'rith (Middletown, Conn.)
Daltry, Joseph
Howland, Leroy A.
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Radcliffe College. Class of 1905
Wesleyan University