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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 13

Papers of Edith Hall Plimpton, 1885-1946


Programs, photographs, clippings, printed material, etc., of Edith Hall Plimpton, Radcliffe College Class of 1896.


  • Creation: 1885-1946

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Edith Hall Plimpton 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.


2.34 linear feet (1+1/2 file boxes, 1 oversize box)

These papers consist mostly of printed material collected by Edith Hall Plimpton during college and at the many class reunions and commencements she attended, including her 50th.


Edith Hall Plimpton was born in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, attended the Cambridge School for girls and graduated from Radcliffe in 1896. She taught one year at the Cambridge Latin School and did graduate work at Radcliffe from 1897-1898. In 1898 she married Henry Richardson Plimpton. They had four children and Plimpton's activities were centered in the home and community. She was particularly interested in the Girl Scouts and worked for the program for many years.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: R78-38, R87-3

The papers of Edith Hall Plimpton were given to the Radcliffe College Archives in October 1978 and February 1987 by her daughter, Elizabeth Plimpton '29.


  1. Box 1: 1-8
  2. Box 2: 9-14
  3. Box 3o: Gymsuit

Processing Information

Processed: August 1981, June 1987

By: Bert Hartry

Plimpton, Edith Hall, 1865-1948. Papers of Edith Hall Plimpton, 1885-1946: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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