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Call No.: RA.A/S534
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Title: Radcliffe College Pauline Agassiz Shaw Prize essay collection, 1957-1961
Quantity: 7 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Essays about Pauline Agassiz Shaw and other women leaders, submitted for the Pauline Agassiz Shaw Prize.
Pauline Agassiz Shaw (1841-1917) was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland, the third child of scientist Louis Agassiz and his wife Cecile Braun Agassiz. After the death of Cecile (1846), Louis Agassiz married Elizabeth Cabot Cary who later became the first president of Radcliffe College. In 1860, Shaw married Quincy Adams Shaw, son of wealthy Boston merchant, Robert Gould Shaw and his wife Elizabeth Parkman. Pauline Agassiz Shaw and Quincy Adams Shaw had five children.Shaw was a philanthropist and social reformer. She was active in women's suffrage, peace, prison reform, and the Kindergarten movement.Maud Wood Park, her friend and admirer, established the prize at Radcliffe College in Shaw's memory.
This collection consists of essays about Pauline Agassiz Shaw and other women leaders, submitted for the Pauline Agassiz Shaw Prize, 1957-1961.