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COLLECTION Identifier: RA.A/M114

Scrapbook of Janet Wien McAllister, 1931-1935


Radcliffe College scrapbook of medical social worker Janet Wien McAllister.


  • Creation: 1931-1935

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use digital images.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Janet Wien McAllister 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.


1 folder

This collection contains a scrapbook created by Janet Wien McAllister. The scrapbook contains McAllister's acceptance letter to Radcliffe College, programs and tickets from Radcliffe events, and clippings. It also contains course schedules, report cards, and letters regarding her summer job as a playground leader in Belmont, Massachusetts. In addition, the scrapbook contains playbills, calling cards, dance cards, and invitations to social events. McAllister makes short comments about many of the items and events.


Ruth Janet Wien McAllister, who went by Janet, was born on February 11, 1914, in Belmont, Massachusetts, to Paul and Evangeline (Payne) Wien. McAllister graduated from Radcliffe College, cum laude, in 1935. She also studied at Simmons Secretarial School (B.S. 1936), the University of Chicago School of Social Services, and Simmons School of Social Work (M.S. 1944). McAllister worked as a medical social worker at Grace New Haven Community Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, and was director of Social Services at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, from 1949 to 1958. She later worked as director of Social Services at the New England Medical Center. In 1975, she married Alexander McAllister. Janet Wien McAllister died on February 2, 2004, in Tavares, Florida.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R83-34

This scrapbook of Janet Wien McAllister was given to the Schlesinger Library by Isabelle Bland Dry in 1983.

Processing Information

Updated and additional description added: July 2020

By: Cat Lea Holbrook.

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 the Zetlin Sisters Fund and the Jane Rainie Opel '50 Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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