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COLLECTION Identifier: A-10

Papers of Helen Biscoe, 1881-1945


Correspondence, diaries, poems, etc., of Helen Biscoe, author, poet, teacher, and traveler.


  • 1881-1945

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 Biscoe 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.


.83 linear feet ((2 file boxes, including 30 volumes) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 folio+ folder)

Personal papers, diaries, notebooks, poems written by Helen Biscoe, and much quoted material (poems, etc.), also letters to Ethel Osgood and Maud Wood Park. Much biographical material about Biscoe in the form of letters or articles by Beulah Marie Dix Flebbe, Ethel Osgood, Maud Wood Park, and others, former pupils and friends, showing her personal kindliness and religious nature.


Author, poet, teacher and traveler.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 49-4

Received April 20, 1946. Gift of Mrs. Maud Wood Park


  1. Box 1: Folders 1-28.
  2. Box 2: Volumes 1-30
Biscoe, Helen, 1860-1946. Papers of Helen Biscoe, 1881-1945: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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