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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1240

Scrapbook of Lucia R. Briggs, 1904-1960


Scrapbook of Lucia R. Briggs documenting her years as a Radcliffe College student.


  • 1904-1960


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use digital images.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Lucia R. Briggs 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 linear feet (1 carton)

The scrapbook of Lucia R. Briggs contains programs, calling cards, tickets, photographs, memorabilia, etc., documenting her years at Radcliffe College. The collection also contains a folder of poems and biographical information.


College president Lucia Russell Briggs (1887-1960) was the daughter of Le Baron Russell Briggs, Harvard professor, dean, and second president of Radcliffe College. Her mother, Mary De Quedville Briggs, was a graduate of Radcliffe. Lucia Russell Briggs also graduated from Radcliffe (AB 1909, AM 1912) where she majored in English literature. She taught in high schools and at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, before being appointed president of Milwaukee-Downer College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she served for 30 years.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2021-M149

The scrapbook of Lucia R. Briggs was given to the Schlesinger Library by Winslow Russell Briggs in 2012.

Processing Information

Processed: June 2023

By: Paula Aloisio and Anne Englehart

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.

Briggs, Lucia R. Scrapbook of Lucia R. Briggs, 1904-1960: A Finding Aid
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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