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COLLECTION Identifier: 81-M12--81-M54

Papers of Zalmar Whitworth Perlin, 1930?-1980


Notebooks of Zalmar Whitworth Perlin, painter and art teacher.


  • Creation: 1930?-1980

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Zalmar Whitworth Perlin is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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.


2.42 linear feet (2 cartons, 1 file box)

The papers, primarily notebooks, concern Zalmar Whitworth PerlinPerlin's research and teaching. Included are examples of esoteric, patristic language from articles and books in many fields.


Painter and art teacher, Zalmar Whitworth Perlin followed the research interests of her mother, Marjorie White, and Mary Millbank Brown who had evolved a theory of matriarchy and esoteric, patristic language. Perlin did further research on language and gave workshops on it for the National Organization for Women.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 81-M12, 81-M54

These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Zalmar Whitworth Perlin in January and February 1981.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Marjorie White Papers, ca.1930-ca.1970 (MC 184).


  1. Carton 1: 1-12
  2. Carton 2: 13-23v.
  3. Box 3: 24v-29v

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: March 1981

By: Eva Moseley

Perlin, Zalmar Whitworth. Papers of Zalmar Whitworth Perlin, 1930?-1980: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description

Repository Details

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