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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 315

Papers of Florence Woolsey Hazzard, 1890-1973 (inclusive), 1940-1973 (bulk).


Correspondence, notes, articles, etc., of Florence Woolsey Hazzard, historian.


  • Creation: 1890-1973
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1940-1973

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Florence Woolsey Hazzard 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.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

This collection contains correspondence, notes, and articles concerning Florence Woolsey Hazzard's research on notable American women, including Emily Howland, Eliza Mosher, and Elizabeth Blackwell. Some of the material received from Hazzard was sent elsewhere: material on Jenny Brownscombe to the Archives of American Art, material on both Eliza Mosher and Amanda Sanford Hickey to the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, and Mary Beard letters to the Cornell University Library.


Florence (Woolsey) Hazzard, amateur historian, was born in 1903. She earned a PhD in psychology from Cornell University in 1929. While a graduate student, she married Albert S. Hazzard, a classmate during both high school and graduate school. Hazzard regarded the raising of their five children as her primary work, with history as her hobby.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 80-M109

These papers of Florence Woolsey Hazzard were given to the Schlesinger Library in May 1980 by Florence Woolsey Hazzard.

Processing Information

Processed: March 1981

By: Judith Avrett

Hazzard, Florence Woolsey, 1903-1992. Papers of Florence Woolsey Hazzard, 1890-1973 (inclusive), 1940-1973 (bulk): 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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