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COLLECTION Identifier: 795--74-205

Papers of Alfrieda Marian Mosher, 1905-1966


Diaries, appointment books, correspondence, etc., of Alfrieda Marian Mosher, head of the International Department of the Y.W.C.A., secretary of the International Institute Boston, and editor of the International Beacon.


  • 1905-1966

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Alfrieda Marian Mosher 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.


1 linear feet ((1 carton) plus 1 oversize folder)

This collection consists of Alfrieda Marian Mosher's diaries, appointment books and correspondence, covering largely the last decade of her life, and photographs.


Alfrieda Marian Mosher, born in Denver, New Hampshire, on September 19, 1873, was the daughter of George and Marinda (Stewart) Mosher. While her father served as Consul in France and Germany, Mosher was enrolled in French and German schools; she later studied at Hillsdale College in Michigan. She received an AM in 1897 and L.H.D. in 1900. Mosher was the head of the International Department of the Young Women's Christian Association in Boston from 1905 until 1926 and, from 1926 until 1961, secretary of the International Institute in Boston and editor of the International Beacon. Her international work was recognized by foreign governments and international organizations. She spent her last years in a nursing home in Boston and died in August, 1966.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 1190, 1224, 1292, 1363, 1392, 71-119, 71-155, 74-205, 795

This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library by Pauline Gardescu from the estate of Alfrieda Mosher from 1966 until 1974, and by Alfrieda Marian Mosher in 1964.

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: June 1982

By: Rina Auerbach, Jane S. Knowles

Mosher, Alfrieda Marian, 1873-1966. Papers of Alfrieda Marian Mosher, 1905-1966: 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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