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COLLECTION Identifier: RA.A/K61

Photograph album of Vivian Kistler, 1917-1921


Photograph album of Vivian Kistler, Radcliffe College Class of 1921.


  • 1917-1921

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Vivian Kistler 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 Volumes

This album contains photographs, taken during Vivian Kistler's college years, 1917-1921, of students and student life in the Radcliffe Yard and Radcliffe dormitories, athletics, outings to Silver Bay, the war bond parade, and college theater.


Vivian Kistler was born in Buffalo, New York. She received her A.B. in 1921 from Radcliffe and her A.M. in Education in 1927. She taught English in Goffstown High School, New Hampshire (1921-1926) and in Malden High School (1927-1964). She was active in the Massachusetts Audubon Society and the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R86-37

This photograph album was given to the Radcliffe College Archives in October 1986 by Eleanor Porritt, sister of Ruth Porritt, Radcliffe College Librarian, who was housemate of Vivian Esther Kistler.

Partial index of photographs

  1. Adlow, Lillian, 7
  2. Barnard Hall, 31, 45
  3. Baseball, 28
  4. Basketball, 5, 36
  5. Browne and Nichols School, 2
  6. Class of 1921, 41
  7. Commencement, 19, 49
  8. Eliot Hall, 2
  9. Field Day, 26
  10. Fitzgerald, Margaret, 5
  11. Founders Day, 26
  12. Freshman Play, 10, 11, 25, 33
  13. Harbor Trip, 45
  14. Haskins, Charles Homer, 3
  15. Hockey Team, 36
  16. Idler Club, 12-14, 24, 33-35, 43-44
  17. Indian Head, 39
  18. Kistler, Vivian Esther, 47
  19. Victory Loan Parade, 19
  20. Radcliffe Yard, 1-4
  21. Rudd, Bessie, 32
  22. Seniors, 6-8
  23. Silver Bay, 27, 37-38
  24. Taussig, Helen Brooks, 18
  25. Washington Elm, 2

Processing Information

Processed: June 1987

By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Kistler, Vivian, 1900-1983. Photograph album of Vivian Kistler, 1917-1921: 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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