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SC 77

Hecht, Irene W. D., 1932- . Papers of Irene W.D. Hecht, 1951-1956: 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 77
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Irene W.D. Hecht, 1932-
Title: Papers of Irene W.D. Hecht, 1951-1956
Date(s): 1951-1956
Quantity: .63 linear feet (1+1/2 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Reading lists, lecture schedule, exams, and class notes of Irene W.D. Hecht, Radcliffe College Class of 1955.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R82-38
This collection was given to the Radcliffe College Archives by Irene W.D. Hecht in August 1982.

Processing Information:

Processed: March 1983
By: Elena Taratuta

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Irene W.D. Hecht 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:

Irene W.D. Hecht Papers, 1951-1956; item description, dates. SC 77, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Irene (Duckworth) Hecht, historian and college administrator, was born October 17, 1932, in the Philippines, the daughter of Nevin and Rosalind (Winchester) Duckworth. She attended Radcliffe 1951-1953, took a leave to marry Frederick Hecht, returned to Radcliffe in 1955 and earned an A.B. in March 1957. She received her A.M. in 1961 from University of Rochester, and Ph.D. in 1969 from University of Washington. During this period her four children were also born. Hecht taught first at the High School in Rochester, New York, and then at Lewis and Clark College, where she was a non-tenured lecturer in Western Civilization. After a year at the Radcliffe Institute and the Warren Center at Harvard (1971-1972), Hecht returned to Lewis and Clark College to become Associate Dean of Faculty, where she worked until 1982. She was divorced in 1977. Currently she is Dean of the College at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia.


This collection consists of Irene W.D. Hecht's reading lists, lecture schedules, exams and notes for Radcliffe courses, 1951-1956.


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Lecture Notes
Women--Education (Higher)--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Radcliffe College--Curricula
Radcliffe College--Examinations
Radcliffe College--Students
Radcliffe College. Class of 1955