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SC 133

Elliott, Kathleen Overmyer, 1910-1995. Papers of Kathleen Overmyer Elliott, 1943-1995: 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 133
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Kathleen Overmyer Elliott, 1910-1995
Title: Papers of Kathleen Overmyer Elliott, 1943-1995
Date(s): 1943-1995
Quantity: .63 linear feet (1 + 1/2 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, clippings, etc., of Kathleen Overmyer Elliott, Radcliffe College dean and administrator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: R96-4, R96-6
The papers of Kathleen Overmyer Elliott were given to the Radcliffe College Archives by Louise Donovan from Elliott's estate in February 1996.

Processing Information:

Processed: December 1996
By: Jane Knowles

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Kathleen Overmyer Elliott 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:

Kathleen Overmyer Elliott Papers, 1943-1995; item description, dates. SC 133, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Kathleen Overmyer Elliott, dean and college administrator, was born in Lindsay Ohio, May 2, 1910 and received her B.A. and B.S. from Ohio State University in 1931. She did graduate work at the University of Chicago and received her Ph.D. in Classics from Radcliffe in 1942.
Elliott held the following positions at Radcliffe: secretary (1943) then director of admissions (1944-1953); associate dean (1953-1958); dean of Instruction (1958-1963); dean of the college (1963-1971); vice-president of the college (1968-1976); dean of students (1971-73); associate dean of the college (1971-1976); and Allston Burr Senior Tutor of Cabot House (1973-1976). Although her title changed frequently, her concern for students remained of overriding and constant importance.
Elliott was lecturer in classics at Harvard from 1953 until her retirement in 1976, was active in community organizations, and member of many professional societies. She was married to Van Courtlandt Elliott, teacher of Greek at Roxbury Latin School (Boston).


This collection consists of clippings, photographs, awards, appointment letters, speeches, correspondence and letters of recommendation.


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Additional Index Terms

Photographic prints
Bunting-Smith, Mary Ingraham, 1910-1998
Radcliffe College--Administration
Radcliffe College. Admissions Office
Radcliffe College. Dean of the College
Radcliffe College--History