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COLLECTION Identifier: A/K29e: M-81

Papers of Elizabeth Reed Keller, 1866-1958 (inclusive), 1944-1946 (bulk)


Diary and other writings from Elizabeth Reed Keller and her husband Phillips Brooks Keller.


  • 1866-1958
  • Majority of material found within 1944-1946

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Elizabeth Reed Keller 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.


2 folders

Collection consists of Elizabeth Reed Keller's diary written during her service as an American Red Cross staff assistant in Italy during World War II; a short typescript by her husband Staff Sergeant Phillips Brooks Keller about their experiences being separated on the ship that returned them to the United States from Italy after the war; a handwritten recipe and account book with note on cover, "Tyringham, Massachusetts, a member of the Garfield family ran a store, 1866"; and a United States Army Rest Center booklet of published photographs of the facility at the Mussolini Forum in Rome, Italy (1944-1945).

Portions of collection are available on microfilm (M-81, 1 reel, 35 mm.) from Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard Library, through interlibrary loan.


Elizabeth Reed Keller was an American Red Cross staff assistant in Italy during World War II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 75-128, 76-183

The papers of Elizabeth Reed Keller were given to the Schlesinger Library by Elizabeth Reed Keller and Anne Witherby, in 1975 and 1976.

Microfilm purchased from Northeast Document Conservation Center, 1982.

Processing Information

Processed: January 1976

By: Kathy Kraft.

Updated with additional description: June 2020

By: Laura Peimer.

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by Radcliffe Class of 1956 and the Mary Mitchell Wood Manuscript Processing Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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