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COLLECTION Identifier: A/A589

Papers of Mary Anglemyer, 1952


Letters and photographs of librarian Mary Anglemyer.


  • Creation: 1952


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mary Anglemyer 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.


2 folders

Collection includes letters and photographs of Mary Anglemyer related to her trip to the Philippines in 1952. Letters to family members in the United States describe accommodations, friends of the family, sightseeing, her impressions of the Philippines, and a trip to Hong Kong. Other topics include the aftermath of World War II on the Philippines; the state of the libraries; the United State Information Agency; the effects of colonization on the infrastructure. The collection also includes one letter from her mother, Philinda Parsons (Rand) Anglemyer regarding United States policy in the Philippines. Photographs include images of friends; sightseeing in Manila; and the University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Agriculture and Food Science.


Mary Anglemyer was born on August 4, 1909, to Thaddeus Delos Anglemyer and Philinda Persons (Rand) Anglemyer, in Chelan, Washington. Mary Anglemyer's parents both taught in the Philippines before she was born. In 1952, Mary Anglemyer was sent to the Philippines by the United States Information Service to assist in setting up a technical library for the government. Mary Anglemyer also worked for the United States Engineer Agency for Resources Inventories. In 1970, she was appointed librarian for the newly founded Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. Mary Anglemyer died on January 26, 2003, in Medford, New Jersey.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 86-M129, 87-M88

The papers of Mary Anglemyer were given to the Schlesinger Library by Katharine and Mary Anglemyer in 1986-1987.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Philinda Parsons Rand Anglemyer Papers, 1901-1909 (86-M74--86-M130).

Processing Information

Processed: April 1988

By: Susan von Salis

Updated and additional description added: December 2021

By: Cat Lea Holbrook, with assistance from Erin LaBove

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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