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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
4.96 linear feet (4 cartons, 1 folio box)
In 1941, Cheever worked in Washington, DC as a research analyst in military intelligence. In 1945, she returned to her Milton home and worked at Little, Brown, and Co. as an assistant to the editors.
In 1956, Cheever married Daniel S. Cheever '39, a widower with three young children, who was then lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard.
In 1961, her husband accepted a Professorship at the University of Pittsburgh in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. The Cheevers moved to Pittsburgh and they remained there until 1982. They joined the United Nations Association of Pittsburgh where Daniel S. Cheever served on the Board and Cheever became President. Cheever also served as Director of the United Nations Association of USA (1973-1979).
Cheever's volunteer activities included service as Director of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association (1963-1966); President of the Radcliffe Club of Western Pennsylvania; one of the two first women to serve as Director of the Harvard Alumni Association; trustee of the First Unitarian Church in Pittsburgh; and President of the University Women's Association of Pittsburgh. Mary Bryant Cheever was named Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania by Governor Thornburgh in 1980 for her leadership in civic organizations and with Daniel S. Cheever received the David Glick Award of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh in 1982.
The Cheevers returned to Cambridge in 1982 when Daniel S. Cheever accepted a professorship at Boston University. Since 1983 Cheever has been volunteer archivist at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College and choir member and member of the Archives and Music Committees of the Arlington Street Unitarian and Universalist Church.
The Cheevers have travelled extensively in Great Britain, Europe, the USSR, China, Yucatan, and Galapagos, as well as in the United States.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was given to the Archives by Mary Bryant Cheever in September 1993.
- Carton 1: 1v-6v
- Carton 2: 7v-10v
- Carton 3: 11v-16v
- Carton 4: 17v-20v
- Folio Box 5: 21v
By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35, May Bryant Cheever '41 Barbara Kravitz '52
- Cheever, Mary Bryant, 1916-1998. Scrapbooks of Mary Bryant Cheever, 1926-1984: A Finding Aid
- Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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