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COLLECTION Identifier: 1351: Phon-4

Papers of Sophie Hutchinson Drinker, 1917-1967


Correspondence, etc., of Sophie Hutchinson Drinker, musician, civic volunteer, historian, author, and feminist.


  • Creation: 1917-1967

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Sophie Hutchinson Drinker 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.


2 linear feet ((2 cartons) plus 2 phonograph records)

The collection consists of notes and articles on women's participation in music, music for women's chorus, and notes and glass lantern slides on goddesses and priestesses. Also included is a thesis by Mary Milbank Brown on goddesses in music.


Musician, civic volunteer, historian, author, and feminist, Sophie Hutchinson Drinker was a prominent leader in Philadelphia society and wife of Henry S. Drinker.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 1351

The collection of Sophie Drinker, wife of Henry S. Drinker of the Drinker Library of Choral Music, and national consultant of the Schlesinger Library, 1955-1967, was received in April, 1968.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Sophie Hutchinson Drinker, 1888-1967. Additional papers, 1911-1983 (84-M96).


  1. Carton 1: 1-27
  2. Carton 2: 28-29
  3. Phon 4

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: February 1980

By: Jane S. Knowles

Drinker, Sophie Hutchinson, 1888-1967. Papers of Sophie Hutchinson Drinker, 1917-1967: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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