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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 44

Papers of Eva Alberta Mooar, 1904-1967 (inclusive), 1905-1915 (bulk)


Letters, cards, invitations, programs, notes, clippings, photographs, etc., of Eva Alberta Mooar, Radcliffe College Class of 1908.


  • Creation: 1904-1967
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1905-1915

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Eva Alberta Mooar 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.


.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 1 oversize folder)

The collection consists mainly of college memorabilia: cards, invitations, programs, tickets, notes, clippings, and photographs. There is a series of letters in regard to the Basketball team, which Eva Alberta Mooar managed, and a number of letters to her parents.


Eva Alberta Mooar was born in Boston in 1887. She attended Radcliffe 1904-1908, graduating magna cum laude with distinction in French and Romance Languages. While at Radcliffe Mooar served as Class Secretary (1905-1906) and Class Treasurer (1907-1908). She was also a member of the French and German Clubs and manager of the Basketball team (1907-1908). She returned to Radcliffe to obtain her A.M. in 1912-1913. She taught school in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Illinois before becoming Director of the Radcliffe College Appointment Bureau (1917-1925). After another year of teaching in Japan she became Director of Admission at Pembroke College (1927), eventually becoming Dean before her retirement in 1954. Among her other activities she served as a Trustee of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association and President of the Rhode Island branch of the American Association of University Women. She died in 1967.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: R75-14, R77-2, R77-5

The collection was received from a variety of sources: Schlesinger Library Collection, Papers of Eva A. Mooar, May 16, 1975; Bessie H. Rudd, March 30, 1977; and John C. Hurd, May 17, 1977.


  1. Agassiz House, (1907), folder 2
  2. Basketball team, 1904-1905, 16, 17; 1907, 71; 1908, 70, 116
  3. Gymnasium, (1907), folder 2
  4. Harbor cruise, 1906, 51; 1908, 129
  5. Outings: "Vacation Reminiscences", 1906, 56
  6. "A Day at Revere", 1907, 105
  7. "A Little Senior-Freshman party", (1907), 109
  8. "Saturday afternoon at Blue Hill with freshmen", (1907), 115
  9. "Spring Senior-Freshman luncheon behind Greenleaf", (1908), 118
  10. Students: "A Group of Radcliffe 'grinds' (?)", (1905), 18
  11. "Senior Snap-shots", (1907), 114
  12. Tennis, (1907), 106

Processing Information

Processed: July, 1980

By: Eric N. Lindquist

Mooar, Eva Alberta, 1887-1967. Papers of Eva Alberta Mooar, 1904-1967 (inclusive), 1905-1915 (bulk): 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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