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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 76

Papers of Mary Lee, 1913-1964 (inclusive), 1913-1920 (bulk)


Correspondence, course work, grades, and notes of Mary Lee, Radcliffe College Class of 1917.


  • 1913-1964
  • Majority of material found within 1913-1920


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mary Lee 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.


3 linear feet (3 cartons)
This collection consists of Mary Lee's correspondence with Harvard and Radcliffe officials, Radcliffe course work and grades, and notes.


Mary Lee, author and journalist, was born in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, on December 10, 1891, the eldest daughter of Francis Ware and Marion (Dove) Lee. She was educated at Chestnut Hill School and Miss Winsor's School, and was graduated from Radcliffe in 1917. She served overseas with the American Expeditionary Force, June 1917-July 1919. She took her A.M. from Radcliffe in 1920 and then worked as a reporter on the city desk of The New York Evening Post until 1923.

She published It's a Great War (written 1924-25) in 1929 and The History of Chestnut Hill Chapel in 1937. She worked free-lance for The New York Times Sunday Magazine and the Atlantic Monthly and during World War II was active in Greek War Relief. She was a member of a number of organizations, including the Widows Society of Boston, the Woman's Alliance of her Church, and Burnap House, Senior Living, Inc.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R82-35

This collection was given to the Radcliffe College Archives by the estate of Mary Lee in July, 1982.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Mary Lee, 1834-1982 (inclusive), 1915-1949 (bulk) (MC 587.).


  1. Carton 1: 1-27
  2. Carton 2: 28-44
  3. Carton 3: 45-62

Processing Information

Processed: January 1983

By: Elena Taratuta
Link to catalog
Lee, Mary, 1891-1982. Papers of Mary Lee, 1913-1964 (inclusive), 1913-1920 (bulk): A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

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