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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 187

Papers of Elsie Stuart Clark Carpenter, 1925-1998


Radcliffe College programs, publications, gym suit, and other materials documenting Elsie Stuart Clark Carpenter's experience as a Radcliffe College student and alumna.


  • 1925-1998

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Elsie Stuart Clark Carpenter is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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.


1.92 linear feet (1/2 file box, 1 oversize box)

The papers of Elsie Stuart Clark Carpenter contain programs, publications, a gym suit, and other materials documenting her experience as a Radcliffe College student and alumna. Also included is a cash book documenting her expenses during her sophomore year at Radcliffe. Folders are arranged alphabetically.


Elsie Stuart Clark Carpenter, daughter of Edmond and Mary Stuart Field Clark, was born September 27, 1906, in Brooklyn, New York. She received an AB from Radcliffe College in 1928 and from 1928 to 1932, worked as a laboratory assistant at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 1929, she married Russell LeGrand Carpenter; they had two children. Carpenter died January 20, 1998, in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2020-M125

The papers of Elsie Stuart Clark Carpenter were given to the Schlesinger Library by her daughter, Cynthia C. McFadden, in October 2020.

Processing Information

Processed: February 2021

By: Johanna Carll

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 Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future. In addition to its traditional strengths in the history of feminisms, women’s health, and women’s activism, the Schlesinger collections document the intersectional workings of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class in American history.

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