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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 86

Scrapbook of Wilhelmina Wallace Martin, 1923-1928


Radcliffe College scrapbook of Wilhelmina Wallace Martin.


  • 1923-1928

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Wilhelmina Wallace Martin 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.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

Collection consists of Wilhelmina Martin's college scrapbook. The scrapbook includes a certificate of admission (July 1923); programs, including for classical concerts, Baccalaureate service and commencement (1927); dance cards; student writings, including poems for her English class; course assignments; award letter; clippings re: Martin who was active in class leadership; invitations, including for Class Day exercises; letters from Radcliffe President Ada Comstock, including inviting Student Council members for lunch; transcript; exams; brochures from Canada; health certificate for delegates to the Young Women's Christian Association conferences; wedding invitations, letters, telegrams, and cards from friends (mostly 1927); a letter from a newly married classmate; and ticket stubs.


Wilhelmina "Mina" Wallace Martin was born in June 18, 1905 in Boston, Massachusetts. She attended Radcliffe College (A.B. 1927, A.M. 1929), and taught science at St. Agnes' School in Albany, New York, at the Brearley School in New York City, and at the Buckingham School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She married Dr. Samuel Forrest Martin, director of the eye clinic at Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1934. Martin died in 1953.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Scrapbook of Wilhelmina Wallace Martin was transferred to the Schlesinger Library from the Radcliffe College Alumnae Office, 1985.

Processing Information

Updated and additional description added: 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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