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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 199

Papers of Helen Maud Cam, 1928-1968


Correspondence, biographical material, articles, etc., of Helen Maud Cam, medieval historian and political activist.


  • Creation: 1928-1968

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 Maud Cam 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)

This collection includes letters to friends, articles and pamphlets by and about Helen Maud Cam, and several photographs of her.


Helen Maud Cam was the first woman professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University; she was appointed to the Samuel Zemurray Jr. and Doris Zemurray Stone-Radcliffe Professorship as professor of history in 1948 after a distinguished teaching career at Cambridge University, England. After six years at Harvard she retired to England where she continued her scholarly endeavors until her death in 1968.

Cam was the author of many scholarly works, and while in England had been active in local politics.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 69-18, 1660, 72-7, 72-79, 71-11, 1372, 72-40, 72-23, 71-132, 75-283, 78-M23, 79-M108

The papers of Helen Maud Cam were deposited with the Schlesinger Library from 1969 to 1979 by Giles Constable,Frances W. Gregory,Lois B. Merk,Louise Owen.

Additional papers of Helen Maud Cam were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in July 1975 by Dorothy B. Weske.

Processing Information

Processed: January 1974, December 1975, and July 1978

By: Emily Rosenthal,Joellen Wlodkowski, and Eva Moseley

Cam, Helen Maud, 1885-1968. Papers of Helen Maud Cam, 1928-1969: 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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