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SC 137

Beeler, Dorothy Bronson, 1912-1989. Scrapbooks of Dorothy Bronson Beeler, 1922-1934: 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 137
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Dorothy Bronson Beeler, 1912-1989
Title: Scrapbooks of Dorothy Bronson Beeler, 1922-1934
Date(s): 1922-1934
Quantity: 1 linear feet (1 carton)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Scrapbooks of Dorothy Bronson Beeler, Radcliffe College Class of 1933

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: : R97-31
This collection was given to the Radcliffe College Archives by Christie Bronson Beeler, Dorothy Bronson Beeler's daughter in April 1997.

Processing Information:

Processed: December 1997
By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Dorothy Bronson Beeler 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:

Dorothy Bronson Beeler Scrapbooks, 1922-1934; item description, dates. SC 137, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Dorothy Bronson Beeler was born in Hamilton, Ohio in 1912. She attended Hamilton High School for four years and then entered Radcliffe College, Class of 1933, where she concentrated in English. At Radcliffe, she belonged to the Athletic Association.
After college, Beeler taught part time in a private school (1933-34) and then worked as a social worker from 1934 to 1936.
Beeler married Francis S. Beeler, an attorney, in 1934 and they had three daughters. They were divorced in 1966.
After her divorce, Beeler was active in historical preservation in Hamilton and the League of Women Voters.


This collection consists of scrapbooks (1922-1932) which contain newspaper clippings, programs, dance cards, cartoons, invitations, Radcliffe freshman exams, photographs, and correspondence. They record her personal feelings and comments about her school and college years, and describe trips to New Hampshire, New York, Canada, and Europe. Her correspondents include her high school boyfriend, Crawford Stobbard, and her female high school and college friends. They reflect on teenage life in Ohio, and the theatre and concerts and football games she attended at college.

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Additional Index Terms

Adolescence--United States
English literature--Study and teaching
Hamilton (Ohio)--Social life and customs--20th century
Teenagers--United States
Voyages and travels