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COLLECTION Identifier: A/W988

Papers of Marjorie Cyril Wynn, 1954-1958, undated


Diaries and photograph of Marjorie Cyril Wynn.


  • 1954-1958
  • Undated


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Marjorie Cyril Wynn as well as 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.


3 folders

Collection consists of three diaries belonging to Marjorie Cyril Wynn. Wynn's diary from 1954 contains brief mentions of a trip to California and a World Series win by the New York Giants. Wynn's 1957 diary includes descriptions of her dates, including what movies, restaurants, or entertainment they attended, etc, as well as a list of her "likes" and "dislikes" concerning one of her boyfriends and Wynn's 1957-1958 diary includes a list of men dated (how many times, possibly in graded order). Other topics include New York nightclubs, such as The Embers and the Copacabana, and celebrity sightings; Wynn mentions seeing Sammy Davis, Jr., Henry Fonda, and Jackie Gleason. Entries are sporadic, particularly in the diary from 1954; the first entry does not appear until August. This collection also contains one photograph.


Marjorie Cyril Wynn was born on September 30, 1938, to Mr. and Mrs. Nat J. Wynn, in Forest Hills, Long Island, New York. Marjorie Cyril Wynn attended Finch College. She married Lester Rosen in 1961.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2012-M19

The papers of Marjorie Cyril Wynn were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Mr. or Ms. Gold in 2012.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital Surrogates of the items in this collection are available through the Adam Matthew online database Gender: Identity and Social Change (Access restricted to subscribing institutions).

Processing Information

Processed: February 2012

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: December 2021

By: Cat Lea Holbrook

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 Zetlin Sisters Fund, the Jane Rainie Opel ’50 Fund, and the Gerard Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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