MC 674; MP-64; T-389
Marshall family. Papers of the Marshall-Spiess family, ca.1861, 1893-2009 (inclusive),
1917-1991 (bulk): 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
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Processing of this collection was made possible by a gift from the Radcliffe College
Class of 1945.
Call No.: MC 674; MP-64; T-389
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Marshall family
Title: Papers of the Marshall-Spiess family, ca.1861,1893-2009 (inclusive), 1917-1991 (bulk)
Quantity: 10.51 linear feet (22 file boxes, 1 folio+ box) plus 3 folio folders, 4 folio+ folders, 28 photograph
folders, 26 audiotapes, 12 motion pictures, and electronic records)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Wartime correspondence, biographical material, work-related files, photographs, and
motion pictures on three generations of the Marshall and Spiess families, including
Elva Monck Spiess, Elva Jean Spiess Marshall, and Megan Marshall.
Accession numbers: 2008-M132, 2008-M152, 2009-M127, 2009-M149, 2010-M172
The papers of the Marshall-Spiess family were given to the Schlesinger Library by
Megan Marshall between 2008 and 2010.
Processed: April 2011
By: Stacey Flatt, with assistance from Su Ciampa
Access. Unrestricted, some portions are closed as noted. An appointment is necessary
to use any audiovisual material.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Megan Marshall are held by Megan Marshall
during her lifetime. Upon her death, all rights transfer to the President and Fellows
of Harvard College. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their
authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. All open material may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
The donor's written permission is required for all electronic reproduction for use
on the internet.
Marshall-Spiess Family Papers, ca.1861, 1893-2009; item description, dates. MC 674,
folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge,
Donor: Megan Marshall
Accession number: 2009-M127
Processed by: Stacey Flatt
The following items have been transferred to the Books Division of the Schlesinger
- A Taste of Humboldt: An Historical and Ethnic Cookbook of Humboldt County, California, written and compiled by the Cookbook Committee of Youth Educational Services Humboldt
State University, Arcata, California: YES Humboldt State University, ca.1987
- Book Cooks, compiled by the Staff Association, Kern County Free Library; illustrations, Dena
Smith, Bakersfield, California: [Staff Association, Kern County Free Library], 1955
- Recipes and Appointments of Luncheons Served in the Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place,
Pasadena, California. Collected and compiled by the Gamble House Docent Council; illustrations by Gretchen
Bernhard, [Pasadena, California]: The Docent Council of the Gamble House, [197-?]
- The Congregational Church of La Jolla Centennial Cookbook/[The Congregational Church
of La Jolla Women's Association], Olathe, Kansas: Cookbook Publishers, ca.1989
Elva Josephine Monck Spiess (1897-1983) was born in Oakland, California. She married
Frederick Henry Spiess (1894-1991) in 1918; and they had two children, Frederick Noel,
called "Noel" or "Fred Noel" (1919-2006) and Elva Jean (Marshall) (1922-1991). Elva
received an associate degree from Oakland Junior College in 1958.
Elva Jean Spiess Marshall (known as "Elva Jean" to her parents) was born in 1922 in
Oakland, California. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (B.A.
1944) and went on to earn a certificate in city planning from the same university
in 1945. Elva Jean married Woodbridge "Woody" Marshall in 1946. Woody (Harvard College
class of 1942) was the son of Elizabeth Metcalf Marshall and Joseph Truesdell Marshall
(Harvard College class of 1913). Elva Jean and Woody had three children: Woodbridge
"Woody Jr." (b.1952), Megan (b.1954), and Amy (b.1955). During the 1940s and early
1960s, Elva Jean worked as a planning draftsman, preparing maps, charts, and illustrations
for reports, and eventually became a city planner in both Cambridge, Massachusetts,
and Pasadena, California. She began working for The Castle Press in 1966 as a proofreader
and copy editor in addition to doing design and layout work. Elva Jean eventually
became editor for The Castle Press and the company's sole book designer in 1980, designing
more than 50 fine press books, many of which won design awards. She was an accomplished
artist in watercolor and printmaking her entire life; her art appeared in group shows
in California as well as a one-woman show in 1951 at the deCordova Sculpture Park
and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Megan Marshall was born in Oakland, California, in 1954 to Elva Jean (Spiess) and
Woodbridge Marshall. Marshall attended Bennington College as a literature and music
major, but left and later enrolled at Harvard College, where she earned her B.A. (1977).
She married John Sedgwick in 1980, and they had two children Sara (b.1984) (Harvard
College class of 2006) and Josephine (b.1990); the marriage ended in 2006. Marshall's
first book, The Cost of Loving: Women and the New Fear of Intimacy, which examined the impact of the feminist movement on its followers, with particular
attention to unmarried women, was published in 1984. Supported by grants and teaching,
Marshall worked on her next book, The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism (2005), for nearly twenty years. It was awarded the Francis Parkman Prize, the Mark
Lynton History Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography in 2006.
She was also a 2006-2007 fellow of Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study. Marshall
writes occasionally for The New York Times Book Review, Slate, The London Review of Books, and other publications. Since 2007, she has been Assistant Professor in Writing,
Literature & Publishing at Emerson College.
See also Elva Marshall letters, 1970 (A/M3674) located in the Schlesinger Library,
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Papers of Joseph T. Marshall located
in the Harvard University Archives.
The collection is arranged in four series:
- Series I. Elva and Frederick Spiess, 1910-1991, 2009 (#1.1-6.7, PD.1-PD.2)
- Series II. Elva Jean Spiess Marshall, 1893, 1909-2001 (#6.8-19.3, FD.1-FD.3, F+D.1
- F+D.4, PD.3-PD.5, 23F+B.1v)
- ___Subseries A. Biographical and personal, 1893, 1909-2001 (#6.8-13.13, FD.1-FD.3,
F+D.1 - F+D.4, PD.3-PD.4, 23F+B.1v)
- ___Subseries B. Correspondence, 1931-1991 (#14.1-16.2, PD.5)
- ___Subseries C. Work-related, 1947-1992 (#16.3-19.3)
- Series III. Megan Marshall, 1954-1993, 2008 (#19.4-22.20, T-389.1 - T-389.26)
- ___Subseries A. Biographical and personal, 1954-1993, 2008 (#19.4-20.9)
- ___Subseries B. Writings and work-related, 1982-1985 (#20.10-22.20, T-389.1 - T-389.26)
- Series IV. Photographs and motion pictures, ca.1861, 1897-1991 (#PD.6-PD.28, E.1-E.4,
MP-64.1 - MP-64.12)
The papers of the Marshall family span three generations of women and their families,
containing wartime correspondence (World War I and II); biographical material; work-related
files (Elva Jean Spiess Marshall was editor and book designer for a publishing company
and Megan Marshall is a writer and professor); photographs; and home motion pictures.
The papers have been arranged into four series, but there is frequently an overlap
of information among series. Original folder titles are in quotation marks.
Series I, ELVA AND FREDERICK SPIESS, 1910-1991, 2009 (#1.1-6.7, PD.1-PD.2), includes
Elva's high school yearbooks, wartime wedding invitation, travel diaries, and Fred's
self-published memoir written during World War I. The correspondence is arranged by
recipient, and includes letters to Elva from Fred while he was away during World War
I and later on business, and holiday cards and notes from her children as they grew
up. Fred's correspondence includes letters received from Elva, and with his church
group, the "Yoke Fellows," while serving in World War I. Letters addressed to Elva
and Fred together from their daughter Elva Jean, grandchildren, and friends are also
in this series. Correspondence often includes postcards, clippings, poems, church
programs, and photographs. All material is related to Elva, unless otherwise noted.
Files are arranged in alphabetical order by topic and chronologically within.
Series II, ELVA JEAN SPIESS MARSHALL, 1893, 1909-2001 (#6.8-19.3, FD.1-FD.3, F+D.1
- F+D.4, PD.3-PD.5, 23F+B.1v), includes biographical material, correspondence, and
work-related material. Unless otherwise noted, all files are related to Elva Jean.
This series is arranged in three subseries.
Subseries A, Biographical and personal, 1893, 1909-2001 (#6.8-13.13, FD.1-FD.3, F+D.1
- F+D.4, PD.3-PD.4, 23F+B.1v), includes address and appointment books; art and art
exhibit-related material; school files; family histories including the diary of Elva
Jean's mother-in-law, Elizabeth Metcalf Marshall, kept while living in Paris with
her husband who served as an officer in the Army Press Corps during World War I; paper
dolls (either handmade by Elva Jean's Aunt Fame, purchased, or cut out of magazines);
and a scrapbook documenting Elva Jean's life. Folders are arranged in alphabetical
order by general topic and chronologically within.
Subseries B, Correspondence, 1931-1991 (#14.1-16.2, PD.5), contains correspondence
arranged by family member and chronologically within, followed by friends. Letters
are addressed to either Elva Jean or Elva Jean and Woody. This subseries includes
wartime letters from brother Noel working on a submarine; parents traveling; Woody
during their courtship/marriage; news from her children, etc.
Subseries C, Work-related, 1947-1992 (#16.3-19.3), contains material related to Elva
Jean's employment as a city planner and book designer/editor. Booklets, reports, and
correspondence document Elva Jean's work for the City of Cambridge Planning Board.
The Castle Press files include alphabetically arranged client files with sketches/drafts,
brochures, smaller-sized books, invitations, announcements, newsletters, and letterhead.
This subseries is arranged in chronological order by job.
Series III, MEGAN MARSHALL, 1954-1993, 2008 (#19.4-22.20, T-389.1 - T-389.26), contains
biographical material as well as research files and interviews used in her book The Cost of Loving. The series is arranged in two subseries.
Subseries A, Biographical and personal, 1954-2008 (#19.4-20.9), contains early childhood
stories and drawings; booklet/class project on plants; files related to the death
of her mother Elva Jean, which includes the memorial service, estate, and wrongful
death lawsuit; and a small amount of correspondence. Folders are arranged in chronological
Subseries B, Writings and work-related, 1982-1985 (#20.10-22.20, T-389.1 - T-389.26),
includes transcripts, questionnaires, audiotape interviews, and notes on the women
used as subjects for Marshall's book, The Cost of Loving. The identities of those interviewed were kept anonymous for the book. The files
are arranged by the number Marshall assigned to each interviewee, followed by the
Series IV, PHOTOGRAPHS AND MOTION PICTURES, ca.1861, 1897-1991 (#PD.6-PD.28, E.1-E.4,
MP-64.1 - MP-64.12), includes photographs of both the Marshall and Spiess families;
two albums made by Fred Spiess (for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San
Francisco in 1915, and his experiences at Naval training camp during World War I in
San Pedro, California); a Spiess family album with portraits of Elva Jean and Noel
through the years; and 16 mm motion pictures taken at the family vacation home on
Echo Lake in California, holidays, and birthdays. Files are arranged by format and
then chronological order within.
A selection of the photographs in this collection are or will be cataloged in VIA,
Harvard University's Visual Information Access database. Others, referred to as "uncataloged"
photographs, are not of sufficient research interest to warrant cataloging and are
simply treated as part of the documents they accompany; they are marked on the back
with an asterisk in square brackets [*].
- Series I. ELVA AND FREDERICK SPIESS, 1910-1991, 2009 (#1.1-6.7, PD.1-PD.2)
- 1.1. Biographical/personal: program for "Kirmess" benefit show, 1910: Elva's Silver Spring
Ballet group involved
- 1.2. Biographical/personal: Oakland High School yearbooks, graduation program, diploma,
- 1.3. Biographical/personal: wedding invitation, 1918
- 1.4. Biographical/personal: list of addresses of military wives' organization, ca.1918-1919
- 1.5. Biographical/personal: clippings, 1924-1929, 1969; includes re: involvement in community
- 1.6. Biographical/personal: certificate for service from Red Cross, 1946
- 1.7. Biographical/personal: Oakland Junior College diploma, 1958
- 1.8. Biographical/personal: travel diary, 1961; includes Elva and Fred's trip to Brazil,
Panama, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, and Uruguay
- 1.9. Biographical/personal: will, 1965
- 1.10. Biographical/personal: son Frederick Noel Spiess, 1965, 1983-1988; includes clippings,
program for Maurice Ewing Award for Oceanography
- 1.11. Biographical/personal: Fred speech, "Captain John Sutter: Saint or Sinner," to the Outlook Club in Berkeley, California, January 6, 1966
- 1.12. Biographical/personal: travel diary from European trip with sister Fame, Fred, and
See also #PD.22.
- 1.13. Biographical/personal: fiftieth and sixtieth wedding anniversary celebrations, 1968,
1978; includes invitations, clippings and Kiwanis Club Golden Wedding Anniversary
Celebration, 1983; includes program, clipping
- 1.14. Biographical/personal: Fred's self published memoir The War Years: 1917-1918, ca.1979; includes inscription to granddaughter Megan
- 1.15. Biographical/personal: funeral program, obituary, 1984
- 1.16. Biographical/personal: Fred's travel diaries, 1984-1986; includes trips to Delaware,
New York, New Jersey, Florida
- 1.17. Biographical/personal: Fred's obituary, mourner's comments, etc., 1991
- 1.18. Elva correspondence: to mother and sister Fame, 1918; includes re: being newlyweds,
Fred shipping off to war, advertisement for her mother's vocal lesson business
- 1.19-1.21. Elva correspondence: from Fred, January, November-December, 1917; includes re: Naval
Training Camp in San Pedro, California, engagement, uncataloged photograph (#1.20)
- 2.1-2.5. Elva correspondence: from Fred, January-July, 1918; includes re: sea training, getting
married, move to New London, Connecticut, camp, uncataloged photographs (#2.4)
- 2.6-2.9. Elva correspondence: from Fred, August-December, 1918; includes re: on leave in New
York City and New England, duty at sea along U.S. coast, shipped to Gibraltar, Spain,
ending of war
- 2.10. Elva correspondence: from Fred January-March, 1919; includes re: stationed in Gibraltar
and Guantanamo, Cuba; discharged from service; uncataloged photographs
- 2.11. Elva correspondence (holiday cards): from Fred, 1919-1958, n.d.; includes Valentine's
Day, Christmas, and wedding anniversary
- 2.12. Elva correspondence: from Fred, 1920-1929
- 3.1-3.2. Elva correspondence: from Fred, 1931
- 3.3. Elva correspondence: from Fred, 1932-1933
- 3.4. Elva correspondence: from Fred, 1948
- 3.5. Elva correspondence: from Fred, 1952-1958; includes re: Elva in Hawaii
- 3.6. Elva correspondence: from son Noel, 1939-1946, n.d.; includes holiday cards written
as child, telegram during World War II
- 3.7. Elva correspondence: from daughter Elva Jean, n.d.; includes holiday cards written
- 3.8. Fred correspondence: from sister Honey, 1918
- 3.9-3.11. Fred correspondence: from Elva, January, November-December, 1917; includes YMCA dormitory
dinner show program, short story/poem
- PD.1. Photographs removed from #3.10-3.11 (4 photographs)
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 3.12-4.9. Fred correspondence: from Elva, January-December, 1918; includes re: getting married,
uncataloged photograph (#4.6) (11 folders)
- 4.10. Fred correspondence: from Elva, June-September, 1918; includes transcribed letters
- 4.11. Fred correspondence: from Elva, January to April, 1919; includes re: working
- 4.12. Fred correspondence: from Elva, 1928-1942; includes re: news on children, holiday
cards, transcribed letters
- 5.1. Fred correspondence: from Elva, 1952-1958; includes re: trip to Hawaii
- 5.2. Fred correspondence: to mother-in-law, 1918-1919; includes postcards
- 5.3. Fred correspondence: with sister-in-law Fame, 1917-1919; includes postcards
- 5.4. Fred correspondence: with son Noel, 1933-1952, 1972; includes re: from camp
- 5.5. Fred correspondence: with Yoke Fellows (club/group of men connected with First Congregational
Church of Oakland), 1917-1919; includes 2009 letter describing purpose of group
- 5.6. Elva/Fred correspondence: from daughter Elva Jean, 1931-1938; includes re: from camp
- 5.7-5.9. Elva/Fred correspondence: from daughter Elva Jean, 1940-1949; includes re: college
life, wedding, newlyweds, living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, uncataloged photographs
- 5.10-6.2. Elva/Fred correspondence: from daughter Elva Jean, 1950-1955; includes uncataloged
- PD.2. Photographs removed from #6.1 (5 photographs)
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 6.3-6.5. Elva/Fred correspondence: from daughter Elva Jean, 1970-1975; includes some addressed
to "Granny and Dee"
- 6.6. Elva/Fred correspondence: from grandchildren, 1970-1975; includes some addressed to
"Granny and Dee"
- 6.7. Elva/Fred correspondence: from friends and family, 1932-1982
- Series II. ELVA JEAN SPIESS MARSHALL, 1893, 1909-2001 (#6.8-19.3, FD.1-FD.3, F+D.1
- F+D.4, PD.3-PD.5, 23F+B.1v)
- Subseries A. Biographical and personal, 1893, 1909-2001 (#6.8-13.13, FD.1-FD.3, F+D.1
- F+D.4, PD.3-PD.4, 23F+B.1v)
- 6.8. Address book, 1940s-1960s
- 6.9. Address book, ca.1956
- 7.1. Address book, 1962, 1966-1967; includes holiday card lists
- 7.2. Address book, 1967-1972
- 7.3. Loose items from #7.2; includes uncataloged photograph
- 7.4. Address book, 1972-1988; includes holiday card lists
- 7.5. Loose items from #7.4
- 7.6. Address book, 1989-1990; includes holiday card lists
- 7.7. Address book, n.d.; includes address book, phone list, and rolodex cards, photocopied
for funeral-related purposes around time of death
- 7.8. Address books, n.d.; used to list music by composer
- 7.9. Anniversary and birthdates booklet, 1949-1991
- 7.10. Appointment book, 1965
- 7.11. Appointment book, 1970
- 7.12. Appointment books (3), 1971, 1979-1980, 1986
- 7.13. Art, graphic material: pencil and ink drawings (10), 1973-1983, n.d.
- 7.14. Art, graphic material: block prints (18), 1975-1979, n.d.; includes flowers, Echo
Lake area, Sidney Lasell
- FD.1. Art, graphic material: pencil drawings, etchings, block prints (13), 1974-1976, n.d.;
includes Megan Marshall portrait, flowers, Echo Lake area
- F+D.1. Art, graphic material: watercolor and ink drawings (5), 1943-1950
- F+D.2. Art, graphic material: woodcut, pencil drawings, block prints, (11), 1974-1977, n.d.;
includes "Rose Kennedy, after JFK assassination," "Selma March 1965," Megan Marshall
portrait, flowers, and Echo Lake area
- 7.15. Art-related: exhibit programs, award ribbons, memberships, clippings, 1945-1962
- 8.1. Art-related: Pasadena Society of Artists, 1983
- 8.2-8.3. Art-related: Elva Jean memorial exhibition, 1992; includes program, ephemera from
- PD.3. Photograph removed from #8.2.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- F+D.3. Art-related: Elva Jean memorial exhibition text panels, 1992
- 8.4. Art-related: cover art used for Echo Lake Area Directory, 1995
- 8.6. Birth announcement, 1922; birth certificate (1946 copy), 1922; note to Santa Claus,
- 8.7-8.9. Botanical scrapbook, 1967-1968; includes pressed plants and flowers with descriptions,
journal entries while at cabin on Echo Lake, California, and 1995 letter to magazine
editor from daughter Megan, asking to publish journal entries
- 8.10. Calendar drawn by daughter Megan of Peanuts cartoon characters, 1966
- 8.11. Death, 1991; includes Elva Jean will, obituary, thank you card, address lists, Castle
Press announcement, funeral service program, and memorial book for both Elva Jean
and Lillian Marks, designed by Bonnie Thompson Norman
- 8.12. Diaries, 1951-1953, 1956
- 8.13. Diary, 1966; includes only one entry re: family meeting
- 8.14. Diary (travel), 1967; Echo Lake, California
- 9.1. Diary, December 1968-1969
- 9.3. Diary (travel), 1981; includes travel itinerary, passenger list
- 9.4. Diary (travel), 1982; includes very brief descriptions of Boston and Japan
- 9.6. Education: class poetry book, paper on Constitutional Convention, ca.1928-1938
- 9.7. Education: First Congregational Church school certificates, 1931-1934
- 9.8. Education: book, Lyrics in Lavender (1930) with inscription from harp teacher, presented at Elva Jean's first recital,
- 9.10. Education: Piedmont High School, 1939-1940; includes play program, graduation program,
- 9.11v. Education: Piedmont High School yearbook, 1940
- 9.12-9.13. Education: University of California, 1940-1954; includes music class notes, student
handbook with "Vote for Elva Spiess" card, sorority information, graduation program
and tickets, school transcript, alumni membership
- 10.1v. Education: University of California yearbook, 1944
- F+D.4. Education: University of California diploma, 1944
- 10.2-10.6. Education: Pasadena City College, 1975-1984; includes report cards, class notes
- 10.7. Education: notes for poetry (?) class, etc., 1988, n.d.
- 10.8. Education: notes for harp lessons, n.d.
- 11.1-11.3. Family history: Marshall, 1917-1919, 2001; includes engagement announcement for Elizabeth
(Metcalf) and Joe Marshall; original and transcribed diary of Elizabeth during World
War I while living with husband in Paris, France; and transcribed letters between
Joe and Elizabeth during World War I
- 11.4. Family history: Marshall, 1991; includes "E-liz-abeth," Our Marshall Heritage: Part Two (1747-1915) Letters, Papers and Records
of Some of the Forebears of Elizabeth Metcalf Marshall (1893-1986)
- 11.5-11.6. Family history: Sheldon, 1893-1985; wedding anniversary announcement and clippings,
family trees, association newsletters, and uncataloged photographs (#11.5)
- PD.4. Photographs removed from #11.6 (2 tintype photographs)
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 11.7. Identification and membership cards, 1944-1991, n.d.; includes book plate, business
cards, driver's license, holiday card, passport, etc.
- 11.8. Neighborhood Church of Pasadena, 1967; includes program with mention as teacher
- 11.9. Notebooks re: church, class, work, etc., ca.1978
- 11.10. Notes and chart on baby care, ca.1952-1955
- 11.11. Paper dolls: appraiser's detailed and numbered description list
- 11.12-11.14. Paper dolls (appraisal #1-3): handmade folk characters, baby dolls with clothes, figures
cut from magazines, n.d.
- 12.1v. Paper dolls (appraisal #4): "Little Colonel" book with dolls, 1914
- 12.2. Paper dolls (appraisal #5): handmade dolls in St. Patrick's Day box, n.d.
- 12.3. Paper dolls (appraisal #6): dancing dolls and outfits of foreign countries, n.d.
- 12.4-12.6. Paper dolls (appraisal #7-9): female figures, Cinderella characters, and doll family
with clothes, 1920s
- 12.7-12.9. Paper dolls (appraisal #10-12): Wild West dolls, Alice in Wonderland figures, and dolls cut from newsprint, n.d.
- 12.10. Paper dolls (appraisal #13): newsprint cutouts, handmade dolls, foreign country dressed
dolls with handmade clothes, n.d.
- 13.1-13.2. Paper dolls (appraisal #14): babies, children, nurse, and clothes, 1909
- 13.3. Paper dolls (appraisal #15): doll family and clothing cut from magazine, 1909
- 13.4. Paper dolls (appraisal #16): foreign country dressed dolls with many costumes, n.d.
- 13.5-13.6. Paper dolls (appraisal #17): sets cut from magazines, foreign country costumes, etc.,
- 13.7. Paper dolls (appraisal #18): handmade sets of dolls, foreign country flags, and clothing,
- 13.8. Paper dolls (appraisal #19): young women with clothing, 1960s
- FD.3. Paper dolls: "Big 'n' Little Six Sisters", 1950-1960
- 13.9. Paper dolls: "Friends at School," 1989 and "The American Girls," 1991
- 13.10. Paper dolls: "pocket dolls," n.d.
- 23F+B.1v. Scrapbook, 1926-1954; includes christening programs for Elva Jean and children, harp
recital programs and clippings, college and high school events, and 11 PHOTOGRAPHS
including Elva Jean, school events, harp recitals, house on Echo Lake, etc.
- 13.12. Loose items from #23F+B.1v
- 13.13. Wedding (Elva Jean and Woody), 1946; includes invitation, congratulatory notes, clipping
- Subseries B. Correspondence, 1931-1991 (#14.1-16.2, PD.5)
- 14.1-14.3. From parents, 1931-1985; includes news of brother Noel serving on a submarine during
World War II, travel to Tokyo, Japan, and Hawaii, and uncataloged photographs (#14.2)
- PD.5. Photograph removed from #14.3.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 14.4. From brother Noel (and wife Sally), 1935-1975; includes re: Noel serving during World
War II on a submarine and uncataloged photograph
- 14.5. With Woody, 1945-1946, 1977; includes re: their courtship, serving in military during
World War II
- 14.6. Both from mother/mother-in-law Elizabeth Marshall, 1951, 1977, n.d.
- 14.7. From son Woody, Jr., 1961
- 14.12. From daughter Amy, 1960-1977
- 14.13. Sedgwick, John, 1979-1991
- 14.14. de Vries, Hilde (from Netherlands), 1953-1985
- 14.15. Faris, Jim, 1975-1989
- 14.16-14.17. Lasell, Sidney, 1984-1990
- 14.18. Stone, Al, 1942-1945; includes re: serving during World War II
- 15.2. Friends, 1941-1948; includes soldiers who were serving during World War II
- 15.3-15.6. Friends, 1951-1969
- 15.7. To doctors, 1964, n.d.; includes re: Woody and Elva Jean's health
- 15.8-16.2. Friends, 1970-1991; includes uncataloged photographs (#16.1-16.2) (4 folders)
- Subseries C. Work-related, 1947-1992 (#16.3-19.3)
- 16.3-16.4. City of Cambridge Planning Board, 1947-1952, 1960-1962; includes booklets, correspondence
- 16.5. Non-White Living Patterns in Pasadena report, 1963
- 16.6-17.5. Castle Press, 1966-1991; includes list of books designed by Elva Jean, completed smaller
booklets, sketches, samples, notes, correspondence (9 folders)
- 17.6-17.7. Castle Press company history research, limited edition booklet: Grant Dahlstrom and the First Fifty Years of The Castle Press, designed by Elva Jean, 1981
- 17.8. Castle Press limited edition booklet, Collecting Books and Autographs by Anthony Kroll and Elva Marshall, dedicated in memory of Elva Jean, 1992
- 17.9. Castle Press: "Abracadabra," 1988-1991
- 17.10. Castle Press: "Cal Tech [California Institute of Technology]," 1966-1984
- 18.1. Castle Press: "Christmas [Castle Press to clients]," 1980-1990
- 18.2. Castle Press: "Clark Library [William Andrews Clark Memorial Library]," 1974-1992
- 18.3. Castle Press: "Coleman [Chamber] Concerts," 1968, 1980-1981
- 18.4-18.5. Castle Press: "Huntington [library, art gallery, and botanical gardens]," 1966-1991;
includes uncataloged photographs (#18.4-18.5)
- 18.6. Castle Press: "memorials," 1980-1988
- 18.7. Castle Press: "Neighborhood Church," ca.1966
- 18.8. Castle Press: Pacific Asia Museum, 1980-1983, 1989
- 18.9. Castle Press: "Pomona College," 1970, 1980-1981
- 18.10. Castle Press: "Sherman Library," 1980-1982
- 18.11. Castle Press: "Southwest Museum," 1980-1981, 1985
- 18.12. Castle Press: "Ward Ritchie," 1980
- 18.13. Castle Press: "Wayzgoose," 1980, 1991
- 18.14. Castle Press: Western Book Exhibition catalogues for Rounce & Coffin Club, 1982-1983,
- 19.1-19.2. Castle Press: "wine grapes for etching," 1982-1983; includes booklets, notes, correspondence,
original artworks (etching plate, colored block prints, uncolored prints, pencil sketches)
- 19.3. Castle Press: "Zamorano [Club]," 1976, 1988-1991
- Series III. MEGAN MARSHALL, 1954-1993, 2008 (#19.4-22.20, T-389.1 - T-389.26)
- Subseries A. Biographical and personal, 1954-1993, 2008 (#19.4-20.9)
- 19.4. Childhood health record information, 1954-1973
- 19.5. Kindergarten class evaluation, 1959-1960
- 19.6. Childhood drawings, class notes, story, poem, 1963, n.d.
- 19.7. Class notebook, Plants of the Chaparral, 1965; includes plant samples
- 19.8. Correspondence: sister Amy, 1973
- 19.9. Correspondence: Women's History Research Center, 1975-1977
- 19.10. Correspondence: grandmother Elizabeth Marshall, 1975, 1991, n.d.
- 19.11. Clippings, 1977-1986
- 19.12. Music concert program, ca.1978; includes lyrics and program notes by Marshall
- 19.13. Wedding invitation and booklet, 1980
- 19.14. Announcements for birth of first child, change of address, etc., designed by Elva
Jean, 1984, n.d.
- 19.15. Elva Jean: notes kept by Megan on mother's hospital stay, obituary drafts, thank you
card lists, 1991
- 19.16. Elva Jean: memorial service, 1991; includes poems, reminiscences, program
- 20.1. Elva Jean: estate and apartment contents, 1991-1993
- 20.2-20.4. Elva Jean: legal suit and trial against apartment building for accident, 1991-1993;
includes uncataloged photographs (#20.3)
- 20.5. Elva Jean: art piece stolen from memorial exhibition documents, 1991-1993; includes
- 20.6-20.7. Correspondence: general, 1991-1993; includes sympathy cards and remembrances letters
re: death of Elva Jean
- 20.8. Fred H. Spiess: estate and will (Megan, siblings, and Noel involved), 1992
- 20.9. Correspondence: from cousin, 2008; includes re: family history, Elva and Fred, paper
dolls made by Fame Monck Peck
- Subseries B. Writings and work-related, 1982-1985 (#20.10-22.20, T-389.1 - T-389.26)
- 20.10. Article: "Superbaby in the Supermarket,"New Age Journal, November 1985
- 20.11. The Cost of Loving: reviews and promotional material, 1984
Book designers--United States
City planners--United States
Echo Lake (Calif.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Grandparent and child--United States
Mothers and daughters--United States
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Voyages and travels
Women artists--United States
Women city planners--United States
Women editors--United States
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives
Marshall, Elizabeth Metcalf
Marshall, Joseph T.
Peck, Euphemia Monck
Spiess, Elva Monck
Spiess, Frederick Henry
Spiess, Frederick Noel, 1919-2006