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SERIES Identifier: MC 792

Series III. CORRESPONDENCE, 1927-2010, n.d. (#13.4-17.8, 23.10-23.12, SD.1)

Scope and Contents

Series III, Correspondence, 1927-2010, n.d. (#13.4-17.8, 23.10-23.12, SD.1), includes Longview's correspondence with family and friends, colleagues, and others. Letters between Longview and Hugo Schuck discussed dealing with the Kitson farm in Indiana, travel plans, the weather, and what their children are doing, and include letters from Hugo Schuck while he was in Europe on business. Often Longview and Hugo Schuck were separated by circumstance; for example, Longview spent time in Indiana on the family farm after she moved Macie Kitson to California. During these times they wrote long, complicated letters back and forth regarding Macie's failing health, financial transactions for retirement, and house repairs. Also included are letters from Hugo Schuck's brother and sister-in-law Carl and Mary Schuck, and his parents Marie and Oscar Hugo Schuck. Topics in those letters include visits, thank yous for gifts, family financial papers, and Marie's death. Longview often wrote group letters to her three children (#16.5). Also included are Christmas letters, which feature hand-drawn and computer-generated pictures with news of what each member of the family had done during the year, sent by Longview to family and friends between 1943 and 2002 (#13.7). In 1980, Longview was asked to write an essay about her life for the US Association for the Club of Rome, an international futurist organization that promotes policy change and globalization. In 1993, Longview had a tree that bordered her neighbor's property cut down. The neighbor became very upset, and Longview hired a lawyer to rectify the situation (#15.7). See also Series I and Series IV for additional correspondence that was filed separately. Additional material received as electronic files will be reformatted at some future date for inclusion in this series. This series is arranged alphabetically.

Dates

  • 1927-2010
  • Majority of material found within 1972-2004

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Folder #10.4 is closed until January 1, 2075, and several letters removed from #5.6 are closed until January 1, 2075. The rest of the collection is open to research.

Extent

9.38 linear feet ((22 + 1/2 file boxes) plus 2 folio+ folders, 1 oversize folder, 1 supersize folder, 4 photograph folders, and electronic records)

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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