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COLLECTION Identifier: A/W423

Family autograph book collection of Lynn Y. Weiner, 1938-1961


Three autograph books of Lynn Y. Weiner, her mother, and her mother-in-law, as well as one page of biographical notes written by Weiner.


  • 1938-1961


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Lynn Y. Weiner 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 folder

The collection contains three autograph books of Lynn Y. Weiner, her mother, and her mother-in-law, as well as one page of biographical notes written by Weiner. The autograph book of Virginia Kidd Moher (dated 1939-1943) is signed by her family, friends, and teachers, and includes humorous poems and drawings. The autograph book of Audrey Allen Weiner (dated 1938-1942) is signed by teachers and friends and contains humorous poems. An inscription inside the front cover reads "Audrey Allen, Drayton Plains School, December 22, 1938." The autograph book of Lynn Y. Weiner (dated February 1961) includes pages with Weiner's notes on favorite activities (drawing, music, and reading), favorite teacher and friend ("too many to name"), and sports (baseball). It is signed by her friends and includes humorous poems.


Lynn Y. Weiner was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1951, to Audrey Allen and Charles Weiner. She was raised in Detroit and in Oak Park, Michigan. She has a twin sister and two brothers. Weiner attended the University of Michigan (BA in history) and Boston University (PhD in American Studies). She became a history professor and then college dean at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. She married Thomas Moher in 1974; they have two sons. Weiner lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

Audrey Allen Weiner was born in Drayton Plains, Michigan, in 1927, to Sarah Robin and George Allen. Her parents were Russian Jewish immigrants, and she had two brothers and one sister. After graduating Wayne State University and attending the University of Michigan, Weiner married Charles Weiner in 1948. They had four children. Weiner died in Oak Park, Michigan, in 1975. Evelyn Virginia Kidd Moher (known as Virginia or Ginny) was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1926 to Louise Campbell and Harvey Kidd. She married Robert Moher in 1948; they had three children. They lived in Dearborn, Michigan, and Farmington Hills, Michigan. Moher died in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2020-M142

The papers of Lynn Y. Weiner were given to the Schlesinger Library by Lynn Y. Weiner in November 2020.

Processing Information

Processed: December 2021

By: Paula Aloisio

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 gifts from the Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library and Class of 1957 Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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