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COLLECTION Identifier: A-84

Papers of Helen Jackson Cabot Almy, 1899-1920


Reports, etc., of Helen Jackson Cabot Almy, advocate for the establishment of playgrounds and vacation schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


  • 1899-1920

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Helen Jackson Cabot Almy 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.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

Collection consists of reports, clippings, printed material, etc., concerning the establishment of playgrounds and vacation schools in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Helen Jackson Cabot Almy was a prominent Bostonian who was the daughter of Samuel and Hannah Lowell (Jackson) Cabot, and the wife of a judge, Charles Almy. A member of the Mothers' Club of Cambridge, she was active in the establishment of playgrounds and vacation schools in Cambridge from 1899 to 1910, when the city took over the program.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 50

The papers of Helen Jackson Cabot Almy were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in December 1959 by Elizabeth Piper.

Processing Information

Re-processed: November 1976

By: Linda Thurston

Almy, Helen Jackson Cabot, 1856-1938. Papers of Helen Jackson Cabot Almy, 1899-1920: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women
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Repository Details

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