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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1137

Papers of Frances Brooks Colcord, 1858-1962


Correspondence of Frances Brooks, consisting mostly of letters from Colcord to her parents, Morgan and Sophronia Herrick Brooks, and her sister-in-law, Eleanor Stabler Brooks.


  • Creation: 1858-1962


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Frances Brooks Colcord 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.


1.04 linear feet (2+1/2 file boxes)

The papers of Frances Brooks Colcord contain correspondence, much of which is letters are from Colcord to her parents, Morgan and Sophronia Herrick Brooks, and her sister-in-law, Eleanor Stabler Brooks (Radcliffe College, Class of 1914).


A graduate of Radclifffe College (AB 1914), Frances Brooks Colcord worked as a statistician in the War Department (1917-1919), for General Motors Corporation (1919-1921), at the Russell Sage Foundation (1927-1929), and at the Karlsten Statistical Laboratory in New Haven, Connecticut (1927-1929). She married Lincoln Colcord, an author and editor, in 1929, and moved to Searsport, Maine.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 93-M88

The papers of Frances Brooks Colcord were given to the Schlesinger Library her niece, Margaret Brooks Morse, in June 1993.

Processing Information

Processed: August 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 Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library, the Sybil Shainwald Fund at the Schlesinger Library, and the Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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