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COLLECTION Identifier: A/L665

Papers of Estelle M. Levine, 1929-1982


Correspondence, clipping, speech, and writings of Radcliffe College graduate Estelle M. Levine.


  • Creation: 1939-1982

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Estelle M. Levine 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.


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The papers of Estelle M. Levine include a clipping of her and other members of the Radcliffe Dance Group; letters from Yale University professor Irvin L. Child referring to Levine's honors thesis on child psychology and a monograph he and a graduate student were writing based on Levine's work; and a copy of the monograph with Levine included as co-author. Also included is correspondence between Levine and Aaron Levine while he was stationed in Moosburg, Bavaria, during World War II, including a letter in which he describes his work in an internment camp and notes, "I have decided to interrogate celebrities and royalty only so I am having an interesting time of it. I have gotten acquainted by this means with the customs in almost every country in the world, the personal habits of a dozen Nazi leaders and their mistresses, police methods and spy work--if I could only write I could write a book." The collection also includes Levine's eulogy for her mother Ida Malloy; drafts of Deborah Levine's application essay for Radcliffe College, with Estelle Levine's edits; a tribute to Levine upon her retirement as director of a Judaism school affiliated with Rockdale Temple in Amberley, Ohio; and explanatory notes by Deborah Levine, identifying some of the items in the collection.


Estelle Doris Malloy Levine was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1920, the daughter of Myer Martin Malloy and Ida (Swig) Malloy. She spent part of her childhood in Bermuda and graduated from Radcliffe College in 1941. While at Radcliffe, she was a member of the Radcliffe Dance Group. In the early 1940s, she married Aaron Levine, a graduate of Harvard College. They had three children, including a daughter named Deborah who attended Radcliffe College from 1966 to 1969. Estelle Levine died in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2021-M78

The papers of Estelle M. Levine were given to the Schlesinger Library by her daughter, Deborah Levine, in May 2021.

Processing Information

Processed: September 2021

By: Susan Earle

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 Carl & Lily Pforzheimer Fund, Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library, Sybil Shainwald Fund at the Schlesinger Library, Mary Mitchell Wood Manuscript Processing Fund, Class of 1956 Schlesinger Library Fund, and Class of 1955 Manuscript Processing Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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