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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
2.13 linear feet (1 file box, 1 oversize box)
See also Harwood's pamphlet "Arthur Searle" in pamphlet file.
Harwood taught evening classes in navigation to adults and, during World War II, to members of the Navy Sea Bees in Nantucket. She also taught at M.I.T. during the war.
Harwood was secretary to her class at Radcliffe from 1905-1922. She was also active in civic projects.
Harwood was the only woman astronomer to have photographed three solar eclipses. She belonged to many astronomical societies, both here and abroad.
In 1957, following her retirement from the Maria Mitchell Observatory, Harwood was presented a Graduate Chapter Medal by Radcliffe College for distinguished achievement.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Margaret Harwood Collection has been created out of donations from a number of sources: Margaret Harwood gifts in July, 1974, and May, 1974; gift of Harvard University Archives, January, 1977; photographs of Margaret Harwood's classmates from the Alumanae Office, July, 1979, and college papers from the Schlesinger Library, the gift of Margaret Harwood's nephew, Peter Harwood, in September, 1979.(Also received from Martha Liller of Harvard College Observatory March 1980.)
- Box 1: 1-9, 13-16
- Box 2: 10o-12o
By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35
- Harwood, Margaret, 1885-1979. Papers of Margaret Harwood, 1891-1971: A Finding Aid
- Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- EAD ID
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