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COLLECTION Identifier: 82-M106--83-M227

Additional papers of Florence Clothier, 1934-1983


Addenda to the papers (75-34--80-M204) of Florence Clothier, psychiatrist and author.


  • Creation: 1934-1983

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research, with the exception of folders #4 and 21, which require researchers to sign a special permission form for access.

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.


1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)

This collection includes correspondence with Florence Clothier's daughter, Joan, while at college, and about the illness and death of Florence Clothier's husband, George Wislocki; two notes from Sarah Blanding; a typescript journal; papers pertaining to the Right to Die Society; and notes, essays, speeches, poems, and miscellaneous correspondence.


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.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 82-M106, 82-M128, 83-M227

These addenda to the Florence Clothier papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Florence Clothier in May and June 1982.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Florence Clothier, 1885-1980 (inclusive), 1925-1980 (bulk) (75-34--80-M204).


  1. Box 1: 1-3, 5-10
  2. Box 2: 11-18
  3. Box 3: 19-20, 22-33
  4. Box 4: 4 and 21

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: June 1982

By: Katherine Kraft, Sharon Owens

Clothier, Florence, 1903-1987. Additional papers of Florence Clothier, 1934-1983: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description

Repository Details

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