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COLLECTION Identifier: A-33

Papers of Helen D. Lyman, 1882-1919


Scrapbook, photographs, etc., of Helen D. Lyman, minister in Benson, Vermont.


  • 1882-1919

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research, with the exception of 1v and 2v, which are closed.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Helen D. Lyman 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.


.42 linear feet (2 half file boxes)

This collection consists of a scrapbook on women in the ministry (1882-1919), papers on women's ministerial conferences in 1882 and 1895-1896, a photograph album (1893) of portraits of American women ministers that was kept by Julia (Ward) Howe, and three letters (1893, 1899, 1911) from Howe to Rev. Ada C. Bowles.

Due to fragility of the scrapbook, a photocopy has been made of its contents. The original volume is closed. Researchers must use the photocopy in folder 3.


Helen D. Lyman was a minister in Benson, Vermont.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 57-88, 57-110

The papers of Helen D. Lyman were given to the Schlesinger Library by Helen D. Lyman in November 1957.


  1. Box 1: Folders 1v-2v
  2. Box 2: Folders 3-5

Processing Information

Reprocessed: August 1990

By: Natasha Tarpley

Lyman, Helen D.. Papers of Helen D. Lyman, 1882-1919: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women
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Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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