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COLLECTION Identifier: 75-34--80-M204

Papers of Florence Clothier, 1885-1980 (inclusive), 1925-1980 (bulk)


Correspondence, school papers, journals, etc., of Florence Clothier, psychiatrist and author.


  • Creation: 1885-1980
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1925-1980

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research, with the exception of folder #79. Access to that folder requires researchers to sign a special permission form.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Florence Clothier is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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.


3.42 linear feet (3 cartons, 1 box)

The collection of Florence Clothier, Vassar-educated child psychiatrist, President of Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts, Assistant to the President of Vassar College, President of the Greater Fall River Committee for Family Planning and board member of the Euthanasia Educational Council, consists of personal and professional correspondence, articles and reprints.


A psychiatrist and author, Florence Clothier, who married George Wislocki, was director of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (1945-1957) and League president (1953-1956), before becoming assistant to the president of Vassar College, her alma mater, in 1957. She was also president of the Greater Fall River Committee for Family Planning and a board member of the Euthanasia Educational Council.


The collection is arranged in two series:

  1. I) Personal and family papers
  2. II) Professional papers

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 75-34, 77-M94, 80-M204

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Florence Clothier Additional papers, 1934-1983 (82-M106--83-M227).


  1. Carton 1: 1-41
  2. Carton 2: 42-59, 80-114
  3. Carton 3: 115-157
  4. Box 4: 60-79

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: January 1980

By: Jane S. Knowles

Clothier, Florence, 1903-1987. Papers of Florence Clothier, 1885-1980 (inclusive), 1925-1980 (bulk): 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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