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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 52

Papers of Frances Lee, 1917-1960


Speeches, papers, etc., of Frances Lee, Radcliffe College Class of 1901.


  • 1917-1960

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Frances Lee 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.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
The collection consists of speeches and papers by Frances Lee as well as material concerning the Girl Scouts and the Lee School.


Frances Lee, class of 1901, Phi Beta Kappa, founded the Lee School in Back Bay in 1912 and became the principal. In 1937, when the school closed due to the Depression, Lee became national supervisor of leader training for the Girl Scouts of America with headquarters in New York and St. Louis. She retired in 1951. She was a member of the Private Schools Head Mistresses Association and the Concord League of Women Voters. From 1932 until 1936 she served as a Trustee of Radcliffe College. Her hobby was water color painting, and she had several showings of her water colors at the Concord Arts Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R78-12

These papers were removed from Archives Vertical File August 9, 1978.

Processing Information

Processed: July 1980

By: Jane S. Knowles and Isabelle Bland Dry '35
Link to catalog
Lee, Frances, 1880-1960. Papers of Frances Lee, 1917-1960: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Repository Details

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