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RA.A/S534

Radcliffe College Pauline Agassiz Shaw Prize essay collection, 1957-1961: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

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
Date(s): 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R90-11
This collection was transferred from the Schlesinger Library to the Radcliffe College Archives in July 1990.

Processing Information:

Processed: March 1993
By: Vicky Clisham '95

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the Pauline Agassiz Shaw Essay 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:

Radcliffe College Pauline Agassiz Shaw Prize essay collection, 1957-1961; item description, dates. RA.A/S534, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection consists of essays about Pauline Agassiz Shaw and other women leaders, submitted for the Pauline Agassiz Shaw Prize, 1957-1961.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
Gardener, Helen H. (Helen Hamilton), 1853-1925
Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955
Radcliffe College--Awards
Shaw, Pauline A. (Pauline Agassiz), 1841-1917

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