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SC 125

Critchett, Ruth Taylor Walton, 1885-1979. Papers of Ruth Taylor Walton Critchett, 1882-1956: 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 125
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Ruth Taylor Walton Critchett, 1885-1979
Title: Papers of Ruth Taylor Walton Critchett, 1882-1956
Date(s): 1882-1956
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Photographs and scrapbooks of Ruth Taylor Walton Critchett, Radcliffe College Class of 1906.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R94-7
This collection was given to the Radcliffe College Archives by Ruth Taylor (Walton) Critchett's daughter, Doris C. Rainey in February, 1994

Processing Information:

Processed: May 1994
By: Vicky Clisham '95

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Ruth Taylor Walton Critchett 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:

Ruth Taylor Walton Critchett Papers, 1882-1956; item description, dates. SC 125, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Ruth Taylor (Walton) Critchett was born in June 1885 in Bradford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Horace M. Walton and Anastasia McAvoy. She attended Newton High School and was graduated from Radcliffe in 1906. During her four years at Radcliffe, Critchett was a member and leader of the Glee Club and the Radcliffe Choral Society. She played on the basket-ball team, and was freshman class secretary.
After graduation, she taught for a year in Cape Natick Marine school, and then served for four years as assistant to the Principal of Newton Grammar School, (1907-1910).
In 1910 she married James Hamilton Critchett, a metallurgist and they had two children, Doris Rainey, and Ruth Boyer. She was a member of the Orleans Federated Church, the Orleans Woman's Club, and the Cape Cod Hospital Aid Association. In addition, she was a founding member of the College Club of Niagara Falls. Critchett died in Orleans, in August 1979 aged 94.


This collection largely contains material from Ruth Taylor Walton Critchett's years at Radcliffe. Included are photographs of her classmates and friends and their activities, and scrapbooks containing clippings, tickets and programs.

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Additional Index Terms

Radcliffe College. Class of 1906
Radcliffe College--Students