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Hildreth, Dorothy Elizabeth, 1894-1980. Scrapbook of Dorothy Elizabeth Hildreth, 1912-1921: 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 71
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Dorothy Elizabeth Hildreth, 1894-1980
Title: Scrapbook of Dorothy Elizabeth Hildreth, 1912-1921
Date(s): 1912-1921
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Scrapbook of Dorothy Elizabeth Hildreth, Radcliffe College Class of 1916.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R82-8
The scrapbook was purchased from Gary Austin, Snug Harbor Books, in January 1982.

Processing Information:

Processed: January 1982
By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the scrapbook created by Dorothy Elizabeth Hildreth 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 Elizabeth Hildreth Scrapbook, 1912-1921; item description, dates. SC 71, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Dorothy Elizabeth Hildreth was the only child of Stanley B. and Clara Hildreth. She lived most of her life in Harvard, Massachusetts, wintering in Cambridge. Hildreth graduated from Radcliffe in 1916, majoring in music, which remained a life-long interest. She was a patron of musci and supported the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the South End Musci Center, where she gave piano lessons from 1917 until 1924. After 1924 she taught piano privately. Hildreth was a volunteer at the Friends Clothing Center in Cambridge and was an active alumna, assisting her class secretary and serving as Class Agent 1929-1932. She died in 1980 after a long illness and was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.


The collection consists of a scrapbook and one folder of loose material removed from the scrapbook. The scrapbook contains programs, invitations, newspaper clippings, examinations, letters and other memorabilia, and photographs. Dorothy Elizabeth Hildreth wrote personal remarks next to many of the items.

Partial index of subjects

Index of photographs

Container List

Additional Index Terms

College theater--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Student activities--Massachusetts--Cambridge
47 Workshop
Coes, Mary, 1861-1913
Idler Club (Radcliffe College)
Radcliffe Choral Society
Radcliffe College--Buildings
Radcliffe College. Class of 1916
Radcliffe College--Examinations
Radcliffe College--Societies, etc.
Radcliffe College--Songs and music
Radcliffe College--Students