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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 74

Papers of Dorothy Merrow Lovett, 1927-1971


Correspondence, programs, course work, clippings, etc., of Dorothy Merrow Lovett, Radcliffe College Class of 1931.


  • 1927-1971

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Dorothy Merrow Lovett 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)

Dorothy Merrow Lovett's papers consist of clippings, correspondence, programs and course work for her Radcliffe years and some reunion material.


Dorothy Merrow Lovett, after graduation from Radcliffe in 1931, completed the Boston Public Library Training Course in 1932 and began working at the Kirsten Business Branch of the Boston Public Library. During the summers of 1940-1943 she attended Columbia Library School where she gained her B.S. in Library Science in 1943. She married Robert Lovett in 1946 and became Business Branch Librarian in the Boston Public Library in 1948. She retired from this job in 1953 to devote her time to her Victorian house in Reading and her aging parents who made their home with her and her husband.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R82-44

This collection was given to the Archives by Dorothy Merrow Lovett in October and December 1982.


  1. Box 1: 1-5
  2. Box 2: 6-18

Processing Information

Processed: December 1982

By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Lovett, Dorothy Merrow. Papers of Dorothy Merrow Lovett, 1927-1971: 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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