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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 42

Papers of Helen Crawford Seidler, 1907-1916


Course notebooks, examinations, correspondence, drawings, photographs, etc., of Helen Crawford Seidler, Radcliffe College Class of 1914.


  • Creation: 1907-1916

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Helen Crawford Seidler 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.


1.63 linear feet (1 carton, 1+1/2 file boxes)

The collection consists mainly of Helen Crawford Seidler's coursework at Radcliffe: course notebooks, examinations, essays and compositions. There are also some correspondence, drawings, poems, and photographs.


Helen Dorothea Crawford was born in Rockland, Massachusetts, in 1893. She attended Rockland High School, graduating in 1910. She attended Radcliffe 1910-1914, receiving her A.B. in 1914 magna cum laude in Literature. While at Radcliffe she was a member of the German and French Clubs, the Choral Society and the Idler Society, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation she taught at Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire (1914-1915), Sea Pines (1915-1916, also attending Emerson College that year), and Whitman High School (1916-1919). Following that she pursued a business career. In 1924 she became a research assistant for the Political Research Bureau of her Republican County Committee. In her leisure she became involved in the Little Theatre movement. After retiring she administered a reading program through her church in Wrentham, Massachusetts. She was married twice, first to Nelson J. Springer (in 1919) and then to-----Seidler. She died in 1972.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R75-43

The collection was found in the Archives May 16, 1975.


  1. Carton 1: 1v-19
  2. Box 2: 20-27
  3. Box 3: 28-35

Processing Information

Processed: June, 1980

By: Eric N. Lindquist

Seidler, Helen Crawford, 1893-1972. Papers of Helen Crawford Seidler, 1907-1916: 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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