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SC 98

Plimpton, Elizabeth Wright, 1906-2004. Papers of Elizabeth Wright Plimpton, 1925-1954: 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 98
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Plimpton, Elizabeth Wright, 1906-2004
Title: Papers of Elizabeth Wright Plimpton, 1925-1954
Date(s): 1925-1954
Quantity: 2.75 linear feet (2+1/2 file boxes, 1 oversize box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Scrapbooks, correspondence, clippings, etc., of Elizabeth Wright Plimpton, Radcliffe College Class of 1929.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: R87-3
This collection was given to the Radcliffe College Archives by Elizabeth Wright Plimpton in February, 1987.

Processing Information:

Processed: May 1987
By: Isabelle Dry '35

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research with the exception of #1v, which is closed, use digital images.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Elizabeth Wright Plimpton 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:

Elizabeth Wright Plimpton Papers, 1925-1954; item description, dates. SC 98, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Elizabeth Wright Plimpton, physical education teacher, was born on April 2, 1906 in Newton Centre to Henry Richardson and Edith (Hall) Plimpton. She attended Radcliffe, 1925-1929, and concentrated in Biology. After graduation she attended Wellesley College, Department of Hygiene and Physical Education and received her certificate in 1931. Plimpton taught Physical Education for 36 years at the Alice Deal Junior High School in Washington, D.C.
Plimpton received a fellowship in 1965 to attend a European Physical Education conference; and after retirement went to the Olympic Games and traveled in Europe and the United States.


This collection consists of scrapbooks containing college memorabilia and student accounts, articles about athletics and athletes at Radcliffe, correspondence, etc.


Partial index of scrapbooks

Container List

Additional Index Terms

College sports
College students--Finance, Personal
Physical education and training
Women college students
Idler Club (Radcliffe College)
Owen, Maribel Vinson, 1912-1961
Radcliffe Athletic Association
Radcliffe College. Class of 1929
Radcliffe College. Field House
Radcliffe College--Anniversaries, etc.