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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 28

Scrapbooks of Marion Hathway, 1912-1918


Scrapbooks of Marion Hathway, Radcliffe College Class of 1916.


  • 1912-1918

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Marion Hathway 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)
The collection consists of 6 scrapbooks with diary entries, correspondence, clippings photographs, programs and invitations; four volumes relate to Hathway's college years, 1912-1916, and two to her teaching career at Resthaven School in Mendon, Massachusetts, 1916-1918. They reflect her involvement in extra-curricular activities, especially suffrage. They include examinations and some papers for the following subjects: English, Latin, French, German, Government, Economics, Social Ethics, Physics, Philosophy, Botany Zoology and Accounting.


Born in North Tonawanda, New York, Marion Hathway received her A.B. in 1916 from Radcliffe, her M.A. in 1927 and Ph.D in 1933 from the University of Chicago. She taught first at Resthaven School in Mendon, Mass. and thereafter in public schools in Denver, Colorado. In 1927 she moved to the University of Washington and in 1932 became Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. She led the Progressive Party's 1948 campaign in Pittsburgh. She served as secretary of the American Society for Schools of Social Work from 1938-1941. She married Theodore Parker, a history Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

Among her publications are "The Migratory Worker and Family Life" (1934) and "Public Relief in Washington, 1853-1933".

While at Radcliffe, Hathway was assistant business manager of The Fortnightly (1913-1914) business manager of the Radcliffe News (1914-1915), a member of the class luncheon committee, active in the Suffrage Club (1913-1916) and chairman of the class book committee. She was also involved in the Radcliffe Guild and Athletic Association.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was transferred from the Alumnae Association records.

Partial index of subjects and correspondents in volumes 1-4

Pages are numbered sequentially across volumes 1-4.
  1. Coes, Mary, correspondence, 87
  2. Halman, Doris Friend, '16, 247
  3. Keller, Helen Adams, clipping about suffrage, 258
  4. Suffrage, 1913-1916, newsclippings, 156, 191, 193, 213, 214, 257-262
  5. Suffrage, 1913-1916, banners and pins, 158, 255
  6. Suffrage, 1913-1916, songs and music, 157, 265
  7. Suffrage, 1913-1916, programs and pledges, 155, 197, 198
  8. Parades, 256-258
Index of photographs in volumes 1-4 Pages are numbered sequentially across volumes 1-4.
Index of photographs in volumes 1-4
  1. Basketball team, 359
  2. Cambridge Social Dramatic Club, 229-230
  3. Freshman class photograph, 90
  4. Idler Club, "The New Lady Bantock," 1913, 65

Processing Information

Processed: February, 1980

By: Bonnie Bracker and Jane S. Knowles
Link to catalog
Hathway, Marion, 1895-1955. Scrapbooks of Marion Hathway, 1912-1918: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Repository Details

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