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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 107

Papers of the Lissner family, 1897-1926

Overview

Scrapbooks of Hannah (Radcliffe College Class of 1902), Ruth, and Esther (Radcliffe College Class of 1913) Lissner.

Dates

  • 1897-1926

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Lissner family 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.

Extent

3.71 linear feet ((1 file box, 2 folio boxes, 1 folio+ box) plus 2 framed diplomas)
The collection consists of scrapbooks of memorabilia from Boston Girls Latin School, Wellesley College, Radcliffe College, Boston Public Library; and also travel mementos, theater and concert programs, suffragist and political materials, Jewish community memorabilia, menus from cruise ships, social announcements and invitations. Photographs are scattered throughout the scrapbooks and there are two framed Radcliffe A.B. diplomas.

BIOGRAPHY

Hannah, Ruth, and Esther Lissner, daughters of Ephraim Lissner and Constance Sophia Lissner, lived together in Brookline, Massachusetts. Hannah and Esther graduated from Radcliffe College.

Hannah Lissner '02, podiatrist, was born in Malden, Massachusetts in 1880. She graduated from Malden High School. Proficient in German, French, and Spanish, she had a reading knowledge of Italian. Late in life she studied Portuguese. After graduating from Radcliffe, Hannah Lissner became a secretary to a group of orthopedic surgeons. She did editorial work for an orthopedic journal and wrote abstracts from articles in foreign languages. Hannah Lissner received a degree from the Massachusetts School of Podiatry and practiced from her home in Brookline for many years. She died in 1948.

Esther Lissner '13, librarian, was born in 1890 in Maplewood, Massachusetts. A graduate of Boston Girls Latin School '08, she attended Wellesly College in 1908-1909. Esther Lissner entered Radcliffe College in 1909, graduating cum laude in 1913. After graduation she took additional courses at Radcliffe. In 1914 she became a cataloguer at the Boston Public Library, from which she retired in 1960.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R88-39S

The papers of the Lissner sisters were given to the Radcliffe College Archives by Esther Lissner in October 1988.

CONTAINER LIST

  1. Box 1f: 1vf
  2. Box 2f: 2vf-3vf
  3. Box 3f+: 4vf+
  4. Box 4: 5-18
Partial index of subjects in 1vf
  1. Alumnae Association Reminiscent Show, 4, 35, 60, 78, 101, 136
  2. Cambridge Latin School Club of Radcliffe, 93, 130
  3. Central Jewish Committee Benefit, 72
  4. Choral Society, 68, 113
  5. Class Day invitation and programs, 33, 34, 136
  6. Class '02, letter, June, 1911, 102
  7. Class '02, decennial questionnaire, 102
  8. Commencement, 1909, 36
  9. Examinations, Spanish 1912-13, 127, 131, 137
  10. Graduate Club of Radcliffe, 135
  11. Harvard athletic tickets and programs, 44, 51, 90
  12. Menus, Cunard Line, 110, 111, 112, 13
Partial list of subjects in 2vf
  1. Class Day, 20
  2. Commencement invitation, 1902, 3
  3. Elysium Club, 1903, 10
  4. Harvard, athletic tickets, 6, 16, 18, 26
  5. Harvard, Class Day 3, 11, 12, 15, 26
  6. Kosher Knockers, Association of, 1903, 21
  7. Lissner, Hannah, '02, 21
Partial index of subjects in 3vf
  1. Cambridge Latin School Club of Radcliffe, 19
  2. Class Day, 22
  3. Cunard Line, 10, 11, 16
  4. Hotel Touraine, New Year's Eve, 1913, 27
  5. Menus, 10, 11, 16, 27
Partial List of Subjects in 4vf+
  1. Alumnae Association Reminiscent Show, 40, 51
  2. Boston Girls Latin School, 2, 3, 4
  3. Boston Normal School, 22
  4. Boston Public Library, 54, 80, 81, 86, 87
  5. Boston Transit Commission, 31
  6. Cambridge Evening High School, 46, 47
  7. Cambridge Latin School Club of Radcliffe, 31
  8. Chorpenning, Charlotte, g '13-15
  9. "Between the Lines" Choral Society, 32
  10. Class of '13, 51, 52
  11. Class Day, 19, 25, 34, 40, 41
  12. Club Espanol, El, 49, 53, 56
  13. Coes, Mary, 24
  14. Commencement, 34, 42, 43
  15. Council of Jewish Women, 45
  16. Curley, James Michael, 48
  17. Deutsche Verein, 21
  18. East Boston High School Greek Dance 1907, 4
  19. Emmanuel Club, 16, 17, "Cyrano" 1907, 21, "Boy O'Carroll," 24
  20. English Club, "Comus" 1908, 6
  21. Fiedler, Arthur, 18
  22. Food Cartoon, "Broth at Exams," 37
  23. Graduate Club, 29, 38, 44
  24. Guild, 36
  25. Harvard, 20, 33
  26. Harvard Athletics, 11, 18
  27. Harvard-Boston Aero, 25
  28. Harvard Co-op Society membership card, 30
  29. Idler: "The Importance of Being Earnest," 1912?, 16, "Monsieur Beaucaire," 1910?, 21, 32, "Carouse and other plays," 1912, 33
  30. Junior Old South Club, 18
  31. Lowell, A. Lawrence, Inauguration, 13, 14, 15
  32. Lyons, Blanche, '04, 35
  33. Menus, 55, 75
  34. Pankhurst, Sylvia, 26
  35. Political memorabilia, 8
  36. Prohibition, 8
  37. Radcliffe, miscellany, 12, 18 "Beauty Show at; Radcliffe," 30, 34, 37, 44, "Radcliffe's New Holiday," cartoon about pay day, 45
  38. Richardson, Eleanor, '10, 12
  39. Science Club, 38
  40. Suffragists, 26, 48, 49
  41. Sunday, Billy, 53
  42. Temple Israel, 11, 55
  43. Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1
  44. Tuition bill, 1913, 39
  45. Wellesley College, 9, 10, 33
  46. World War I, 75-79
Photographs in 4vf+
  1. Boston Girls Latin School, '08, 3, 5, 18
  2. Boston Public Library, 49, 51, 88, 89
  3. Class '13, 19, 27, 28, 33, 81, 82
  4. Isaacs, Martha, 20
  5. Lissner, Esther, 45, 49, 51, 80
  6. Lissner family, 5, 55, 83
  7. Radcliffe buildings, 30
  8. Simpson, Vivian, '13
  9. Sleeper, Rev. William Washburn, 7

Processing Information

Processed: August 1989

By: Ellen P. Fisher
Link to catalog
Title
Lissner family. Papers of the Lissner family, 1897-1926: A Finding Aid
Author
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
EAD ID
sch01107

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