Papers, 1818-1982 (inclusive), 1887-1982 (bulk).


Papers, 1818-1982 (inclusive), 1887-1982 (bulk).

Speeches, correspondence, photographs, and clippings reflect Comstock's professional activities before and after retirement. Material pertainsto Radcliffe College, Smith College, University of Minnesota, Moorhead State University, Yale University, the American Woman's Association, the American Association of University Women, the National Commission of Law Observance and Enforcement and the Institute of Pacific Relations. Also included is personal correspondence with Wallace Notestein (1910-1955), letters received from family, friends, and historian colleagues of Wallace Notestein, and biographical material.

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Association of business and professional women. The American Woman's Association (AWA) came into being in 1922 succeeding its predecessor organization, the Vacation Association (which was also called the Working Girls Vacation Association), a group that helped working women save money for vacations. The AWA provided social, recreational, and educational activities for its members. It operated a number of clubhouses in Manhattan which provided living quarters for some mem...

Mitchell, Stewart, 1892-1957 (person)

1892 Nov. 25, born, Cincinnati. 1915, A.B. Harvard. 1916, M.A. 1916-1917, English instructor, U. of Wisconsin. 1917-1919, U.S. Army, France. 1919-1920, editor, The Dial. 1933, Ph. D., Harvard. 1928-1937, editor, N.E. Quarterly. 1929-1939, editor, Collections and Proceedings, M.H.S. 1957 Nov. 3, died, Brookline. From the description of Papers, 1839-1957. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14967774 ...

Fernald, Robert W. (person)

Lohmann, Helen (person)

Wickersham, George W. (George Woodward), 1858-1936 (person)

U.S. attorney general, public official, and lawyer. From the description of George W. Wickersham correspondence, 1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981363 ...

Angell, Florence. (person)

Thomas, Georgine Holmes, 1848-1940 (person)

Bullock, E. Ashton. (person)

Mendenhall family. (family)

Earle, Anne. (person)

Baxter, James Phinney, 1893-1975 (person)

Baxter received his Ph.D.from Harvard in 1926 and taught history there for 12 years (1925-1937). He was a student, friend, and colleague of American historian and Harvard professor Edward Channing (1856-1931). Baxter went on to become the 10th president of Williams College (1937-1961). From the description of Correspondence with Edward Channing, 1924-1931. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612759676 ...

Park, Marion Edwards, 1875-1960 (person)

Marion Edwards Park was the President of Bryn Mawr College. From the description of Letter to Horace Howard Furness, Jr., 1927. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155884555 ...

Cabot, Ella Lyman (person)

Author and educator, Ella Lyman Cabot was born into one prominent Boston family and married into another; her husband was Dr. Richard Clarke Cabot (1868-1939). She taught ethics and applied psychology at Boston private schools and directed the Sunday school at Unitarian King's Chapel. Cabot published seven books on ethics and childhood education and had privately printed a 3 volume biography of her parents. From the description of Papers, 1855-1934 (inclusive). (Harvard University). ...

Gordon, Mary, 1882-1963 (person)

Hauge, Gabriel (person)

Stuart, John Leighton, 1876-1962 (person)

United States ambassador to China and Taiwan, 1946-1953. From the description of John Leighton Stuart miscellaneous papers, 1945-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754869870 Stuart was an educational missionary in China (1904-c.1945), an ambassador to China (1946-1949), and father of John Leighton Stuart, Jr., a member of the Washington and Lee University Class of 1928. From the description of Fifty years in China : the memoirs of John Leighton Stuart, missiona...

Gilpin, Samuel. (person)

Price, Nellie A. (person)

Horner, Matina (person)

Educator. A.B. Bryn Mawr College 1961; M.S. University of Michigan 1963, Ph.D. 1968; LL.D. Dickinson College 1973. Assistant professor of psychology and social relations at Harvard University, 1969-72, president of Radcliffe College, 1972-1989. Author of various articles and member of national commissions and committees. From the guide to the Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1968-1984, (Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute) ...

Tyler, Genie. (person)

Abbott, Senda Berenson, 1868- (person)

Saturday Morning Club (New Haven, Conn.) (corporateBody)

Dean, Vera Micheles, 1903-1972 (person)

International affairs specialist, author and editor (Radcliffe, A.B., 1925, Yale, A.M., 1926, Radcliffe, Ph. D., 1928). Dean, who was born in Russia, is best known for her work at the Foreign Policy Association. The FPA, founded in 1918, provided factual information on foreign affairs to the American public. In 1933 she became Editor of Research Publications; she was Research Director (1938-1961) and she also served as Editor of Foreign Policy Bulletin (1951-1961). Dean served on the U.S. delega...

Adams, Charles (person)

Epithet: Captain British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000564.0x000135 Epithet: Curate of Aghada, near Cloyne British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000741.0x0000b6 Epithet: of Add MS 41464 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x000121 ...

Van Dusen, Henry P. (Henry Pitney), 1897-1975 (person)

Morrow, Elizabeth, 1873-1955 (person)

Smith College, Class of 1896. Married Dwight Whitney Morrow, 1903. Smith College Alumnae Association, President, 1917-1920. Smith College Board of Trustees, 1920-1955. Acting President, Smith College, 1939-1940. From the description of Elizabeth Cutter Morrow papers, 1939-1940. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 51183507 From the description of [Stories / Elizabeth Morrow] [1930-1943] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 289542363 Elizabeth Reeve Cutt...

Radcliffe College. Alumnae Association (corporateBody)

The Harvard Annex Alumnae Association was established in 1887 and renamed the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association in 1897. It was administered by a president, a board of managers and an executive secretary (who was first appointed in 1920) and included representatives who served on the Board of Trustees of Radcliffe College. Since 1908 the Association has published an alumnae directory and since 1916 The Radcliffe Quarterly. The Association has also been involved in other activities such as fu...

Tozzer, Margaret. (person)

Hague, Hilda. (person)

Loeffler, Robert J., 1922- (person)

Professor of botany at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn.; b. in Worcester, Mass., where attended North High School. From the description of Robert J. Loeffler collection, 1937-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70964836 ...

Harper, Isabel Vincent. (person)

Cooper, Louise (person)

Grierson, Margaret Storrs. (person)

Webster, Deborah Champion (person)

Stedman, Edith G. (Edith Gratia), 1888-1978 (person)

Social worker, college administrator, and writer (Radcliffe B.A., 1910), Stedman was a canteen worker with the YMCA in France and Germany during WWI, a medical social worker at an Episcopal Mission in China (1920-1927), and head of the Appointment Bureau at Radcliffe, a vocational training and placement program (1930-1954). In retirement she lived half of every year in England, where she founded the American Friends of Dorchester Abbey, which raised money for restoration of the abbey. ...

St. Johns, Jim. (person)

Comstock, Jessie. (person)

Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948 (person)

Epithet: American banker British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001219.0x00036a Epithet: banker British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001191.0x000381 Masefield was a British poet and dramatist. From the description of John Masefield collection: additional papers, 1956-1963. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 81756769 ...

Jordan, Frances Ruml, 1899-1980. (person)

Frances Ruml Jordan attended Radcliffe College as a graduate student in economics (A.M., 1930). She married historian W.K. Jordan in 1930. She then served as Assistant Dean (1930-1934) and Dean of the College (1934-1939). W.K. Jordan was president of Radcliffe College from 1943 to 1960. From the description of Oral history interview with Frances Ruml Jordan, 1973 February 21. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232009678 ...

Smith, Helen. (person)

Pankhurst, E. Sylvia (Estelle Sylvia), 1882-1960 (person)

Epithet: political activist, author, and artist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000543.0x0003c7 British suffragist, daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst. From the description of The Home front Manuscript, 1932. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006778 Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragette and leading international socialist, was at the forefront of the social struggles at the beginning...

Thomas, M. Carey (Martha Carey), 1857-1935 (person)

Solomon, Barbara Miller (person)

Barbara Miller Solomon, historian, received her A.B. (1940) and Ph.D. (1953) from Radcliffe College. She was Director of the Radcliffe Seminars (1959-1963), Director of the Schlesinger Library (then the Women's Archives) (1960-1965), and first woman dean of Harvard College (Assistant Dean, 1971-1973). As Senior Lecturer in American Civilization, she taught the first courses in women's history at Harvard University. From the description of Oral history interview with Barbara Miller So...

Mackall, Margaret Robertson (person)

Syverson family. (family)

Coburn, Anne Cutter. (person)

Lyman, Susan Elizabeth (person)

Historian; Curator. Born New York City, 1905; graduated Smith College 1929; M.A. Columbia University, 1933. Curator of manuscripts, Museum of the City of New York (1939-46), and member of Educational Department of the museum from 1949-59, where she developed the "Please Touch" room for children. As a New York City historian and writer, she published The Face of New York (1955); Here is New York; Young Folks New York (1960); and The Story of New York (1966). Also Lady His...

McElwain, Mary. (person)

Hogarth, Grace. (person)

Thompson, Kitty. (person)

Harken, Anne. (person)

Jones, Howard Mumford, 1892-1980 (person)

Jones was a Professor of English at Harvard, having joined the department in 1936; he retired in 1962 as Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of the Humanities. He was known as the "historian of American culture." From the description of Correspondence with Robert E. L. Strider, 1949-1980 (inclusive), 1962-1979 (bulk) (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064254 Writer and educator at Harvard University. From the description of Howard Mumford Jones Papers, 1915...

Smith College. (corporateBody)

Since 1900, Christmas at Smith College has involved the sending of cards, the singing of carols and the annual Vespers. Smith College's Christmas Vespers has allowed religious and non-religious students alike to come together and appreciate the music and spirit of the holiday season. At this annual candlelight ceremony, Smith College choral groups perform seasonal songs and religious readings. From the description of Records of Christmas at Smith College, 1900-[ongoing]. (Smith Colle...

Sherman, Rose, 1873-1952. (person)

Librarian. Educated at Radcliffe (A.B. 1894) and Simmons College (Library Science degree, 1904). Librarian at Radcliffe Library from 1909 to 1927. Research assistant to Christina Hopkinson Baker, author of the Story of Fay House published for the fiftieth anniversary of Radcliffe (1929). From the description of Papers of Rose Sherman, 1894-1929 (inclusive), 1927-1929 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006483 ...

Clemedtson, Henning. (person)

Alger, Louisa. (person)

Cadeau, Alice M. (person)

Morand, Ruth Phelps. (person)

Briggs, Lucy Barnard. (person)

McNair, Lucille W. (person)

Wickersham, Mildred. (person)

Cannon, Cornelia James, 1876- (person)

Cornelia James was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and graduated from Radcliffe College in 1899. In 1901, she married Walter Bradford Cannon. She was an early birth control advocate, serving as president of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, and was a published author. From the description of Play, 1929. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232009689 ...

Valentine, Alan Chester, 1901- (person)

Mensel, Mary. (person)

Hunt, Harriet. (person)

Sutherland, Lucy Stuart, Dame (person)

Whiting, Ella Keats (person)

Notestein, Lucy Lilian, d. 1890. (person)

Colegrove, Bee. (person)

Timings, Kenneth. (person)

Richardson, Helen (Helen Wilber) (person)

Helen Richardson, b. ca. 1887, married painter Joseph Stella late in life. From the description of Two letters from Helen Richardson regarding Joseph Stella, 1957-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220228876 ...

Gray, Francis Calley, 1790-1856 (person)

Connected to the U.S. legation to St. Petersburg. Resident of Boston, Mass. From the description of Diary, 1811-1815. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270616 From the description of Diary, 1811-1815. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19657416 Harvard benefactor. From the description of Letters, ca. 1809-ca. 1829. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14967883 ...

Oakes, Anna. (person)

Stewart, Marguerite Ann (person)

Foster, Elizabeth Read (person)

Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971 (person)

Thomas Joseph Dodd, the third generation of his family to reside in Connecticut, was born in Norwich on 15 May 1907. During his career he served two terms in the U.S. Senate, and became well known for his work on the Nuremburg Trials where he served as Vice-Chairman of the Review Board and Executive Trial Counsel. After an unsuccessful campaign for the Senate in 1970, Dodd retired from public life and died in 1971 at the age of 64. From the description of Thomas J. Dodd papers, 1919-...

Moody, Howard (person)