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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1184

Papers of Marguerite Moschard, 1928-1937


Biographical and genealogical information, diary, and photographs of children's fashion designer Marguerite Moschard.


  • Creation: 1928-1937


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Marguerite Moschard 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.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

The papers of Marguerite Moschard consist of Moschard's diary detailing her love for Lewis George Wroe, her pregnancy, ambitions, school and social life, and her emotional state. Also included is biographical and genealogical information, and photographs of the Wroe family and of Moschard with boatmen in French Guiana. Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be digitized and available online.


Children's fashion designer Marguerite Moschard was the daughter of Henri and Martha (Hentzi) Moschard. She graduated from high school in Waltham, Massachusetts, and attended the Massachusetts School of Art. In March 1928, Moschard became pregnant and married Lewis George Wroe. In late June, she broke the news to her mother and arrangements were made for her to spend the next few months with acquaintances in South Hanson, Massachusetts. Moschard's son, Robert, was born in October and was cared for by a couple in Dover, Massachusetts. He was later brought up in his father's family. Moschard had a successful career as a children's fashion designer in New York City. She traveled widely, visiting Switzerland, Mexico, and French Guiana. She died of cancer in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2002-M67

The papers of Marguerite Moschard were given to the Schlesinger Library by Mary E.G. Robinson in May 2002.

Processing Information

Processed: May 2002

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: April 2022

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 Mary E.G. Robinson.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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