Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences collection of Esther Sidney Stanton, 1927-1928
Correspondence, examinations, printed material, samplers, and feedback on assignments relating to Esther Sidney Stanton's participation in the complete dressmaking and designing course of the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences.
- Stanton, Esther Sidney, 1883-1962 (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Esther Sideney Stanton 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.
Extent.21 linear feet ((1/2 file box) plus 1 folio+ folder)
The Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences collection of Esther Sidney Stanton contains printed material and letters to Stanton from the Institute; examinations taken by Stanton; Stanton's diploma; and samples of Stanton's course work including drawings of dresses and needlework samplers, many with feedback from instructors.
Esther Sidney Stanton, daughter of Thomas Fernley Fawcett and Sidney Ann Bonsai Fawcett, was born in Salem, Ohio, on September 23, 1882. She married Elwood Dean Stanton on July 28, 1909. They lived in Westtown, Pennsylvania, first at Westtown School where Elwood was business manager, and later in town when he became county commissioner. The Stantons had five children, four daughters and one son. In 1928, Esther received a diploma from the domestic arts correspondence school of the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences in the complete dressmaking and designing course. She was also an active member of the Middletown Friends Meeting and served on the board of the Chester County Hospital Auxiliary. Esther Sidney Stanton died May 16, 1962.
Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2022-M130
The Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences collection of Esther Sidney Stanton was given to the Schlesinger Library by her granddaughter, Rachel Baumgartner in July 2022.
Processed: January 2023
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.
- Stanton, Esther Sidney, 1883-1962. Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences collection of Esther Sidney Stanton, 1927-1928: A Finding Aid
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- Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.
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