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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 25

Papers of Marjorie Hurd, 1905-1910


Scrapbooks of Marjorie Hurd, Radcliffe College Class of 1908.


  • Creation: 1905-1910

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Marjorie Hurd 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.


2.13 linear feet (1/2 file box, 2 folio boxes)

The collection consists of two scrapbooks with diary entries, photographs, printed cards, programs, tickets, exams and correspondence; also included are two folders of manuscript and printed invitations and letters. The collection is indexed in two separate lists, the first for manuscript and printed material, the second for photographs.


Marjorie Hurd, class of 1908, Phi Beta Kappa, attended the Cambridge Law School for Women (1915-1917) and worked briefly in two different law offices. She the spent thirty-five years (1920-1955) as a staff attorney for the Boston Legal Aid Society.

Hurd was a mountain climber, life member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and a white water canoeist. She was active in Cambridge civic affairs and was a member of the Cambridge Civic Association and the League of Women Voters.

Hurd gave long-term service to Radcliffe, was secretary of her class at the time of her death and regularly attended Radcliffe events.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: R77-9, R77-6

Two college scrapbooks and two folders of college miscellany were given by John C. Hurd, Marjorie Hurd's brother to the Radcliffe College Archives in May, 1977. Photographs of '08, etc., were given by John C. Hurd, 6/3/1977.


Photographs have been removed to RG XX, series 1, Class of 1903, Class of 1908, Class of 1910.

Index of printed and manuscript material in 1v and 2v

  1. Alumnae Association, programs 1905-07, of Gilbert and Sullivan shows to benefit the Radcliffe Library, 1v: 30, 77; 2v: 157
  2. Cambridge Latin School Club, programs, 1v: 28; 2v: 176
  3. Cercle Francais, Le, program, 2v: 118
  4. Emmanuel Club, programs 1v: 11, 79; 2v: 156
  5. English Club, programs 1v: 44; 2v: 136, 182
  6. Exams, 1v: 17-19, 46, 51, 54, 55, 85, 86, 88, 94
  7. Exams, 2v: 113, 121, 124, 134, 139, 141, 158, 159, 160
  8. Gymnastics, clippings 2v: 120
  9. Idler Club, programs, 1v: 1, 33, 93; 2v: 118, 179
  10. Radcliffe, history and description, clippings, 1v: 71

Index of photographs in 1v and 2v

  1. As You Like It, 1v: 93
  2. Basketball, 1v: 39, 127; v2: 102
  3. Bertram Hall, 1v: 108; 2v: 101, 184
  4. Classmates, v2: 105
  5. Comus, v2: 182
  6. Outings, 1v: 42; 2v: 110, 145

Processing Information

Processed: December, 1979

By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Hurd, Marjorie, 1887-1977. Papers of Marjorie Hurd, 1905-1910: 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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