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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 128

Papersof Eleanor Stabler Brooks, 1903-1983


Photographs, school and college notes, essays, and exams of Eleanor Stabler Brooks, Radcliffe College Class of 1914.


  • 1903-1983


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Eleanor Stabler Brooks 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.


.63 linear feet (1+1/2 file boxes)

This collection consists of photographs, school and college notes, essays, and exams.


Eleanor Stabler Brooks was born on September 27, 1892 in Brooklyn, New York to Edward Lincoln Stabler and Elizabeth Tubby Stabler. She attended Brooklyn Friends School and Packer Collegiate Institute.

At Radcliffe, Brooks majored in Biology, was graduated summa cum laude in 1914, and was awarded the Jonathan Fay prize. She was married to Charles Franklin Brooks '12, a professor of meteorology at Harvard, just before her graduation. They had seven children. Brooks was joint author with her husband of Why the Weather, in 1924.

Brooks was an enthusiastic volunteer with various organizations and was awarded honors by UNICEF, the New Haven Public Schools, and the North Haven League of Women Voters.

After her husband died in 1958, Brooks moved to Greenwich, Connecticut to be with her father until he died in 1959. She then joined her sister, Anna Bunker Stabler '23, in New Haven, Connecticut. Brooks died in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R95-18S

This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library on May 31, 1995 by Eleanor Stabler Brooks' daughter, Margaret Brooks Morse '38, and then transferred to the Archives on September 6, 1995.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Eleanor Stabler Brooks papers, 1910-1959 (SC 146) and Eleanor Stabler Brooks papers, 1917-1985 (SC 146.1).

Processing Information

Processed: September 1995

By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Brooks, Eleanor Stabler, 1892-1986. Papers of Eleanor Stabler Brooks, 1903-1983: 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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