Mildred Allen papers 1865-[ongoing]


Mildred Allen papers 1865-[ongoing]

Allen, Mildred, 1894-1990; Physicist and college teacher. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1918-1959. Papers contain correspondence, writings, research, teaching records, financial and legal records, family papers, biographical information, memorabilia, and photographs; chiefly documents her correspondence with her grandfather, Hiram Hadley, and parents, C. Frank Allen and Caroline H. Allen, pertaining to her education, academic career, and family matters.

41 boxes; (17.1 linear ft.)



SNAC Resource ID: 6321965

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