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COLLECTION Identifier: 79-M25

Papers of Margaret Bridgman, 1890-1978


Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, of Margaret Bridgman, educator.


  • Creation: 1890-1978

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Margaret Bridgman is held by her niece, Caroline Bridgman Rees. 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.


1.83 linear feet (1 carton, 2 file boxes)

Mainly correspondence, also photographs, memorabilia, notes on family history. Collection includes papers of Leoline Waterman Bridgman (author) and Walter Ray Bridgman (professor at Yale University and Lake Forest College), the parents of Margaret Bridgman. Papers arranged in folders by Margaret Bridgman. Folder titles by the archivist, except those in quotations, which are by Margaret Bridgman.


Margaret Bridgman was born in 1892. Member of English Department, faculty and women's advisor, Indiana University (1920s); Dean of Skidmore College (1929-1951); consultant for Russell Sage Foundation and National League for Nursing.


The collection is arranged in four series:

  1. Series I. Margaret Bridgman
  2. Series II. Leoline Waterman Bridgman
  3. Series III. Family photographs
  4. Series IV. Walter Ray Bridgman

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 79-M25

Gift of Margaret Bridgman, 1979.


Donors: Margaret Bridgman,

Accession number: 79-M25

Processed by: Katherine Kraft

The following items have been removed from the collection:

  1. 8 photographs of Yale Class of 1881 and reunions, Walter Ray Bridgman dorm room at Yale, and Walter Ray Bridgman diplomas sent to Yale.


  1. Carton 1: Series I-IV
  2. Box 2: Miscellaneous letters-Letters to various family members re: Walter Ray Bridgman's death.
  3. Box 3: Letters from Horace D. Taft-"Some scholarly notes on Kipling and other authors, 1899- "

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: February 1979

By: Katherine Kraft


Bridgman, Margaret. Papers of Margaret Bridgman, 1890-1978: 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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