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COLLECTION Identifier: 2006-M137

Papers of Esther Meader Scanlan, 1959-2002


Papers of psychiatric social worker and poet, Esther Meader Scanlan.


  • Creation: 1959-2002

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Esther Meader Scanlan 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.


3.83 linear feet (3 cartons, 2 file boxes)

Collection consists of notebooks and journals, 1959-2002.


Psychiatric social worker and poet Esther Meader Scanlan attended Bennington College (B.A. 1959), Simmons School of Social Work (M.S.W. 1965), and Harvard Divinity School (M.T.S. 1991). She worked as a clinician at many Boston-area hospitals and mental health centers before moving to Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she is a psychotherapist at the Addison Gilbert Hospital and maintains a private practice. She was married to William Arthur Scanlan from 1954 to 1964; they had three children. She is the author of a book of poems, Watch for the Morning (2003).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2006-M137

The papers of Esther Meader Scanlan were given to the Schlesinger Library by Esther Meader Scanlan in August 2006.

Processing Information

Container list: August 2006

By: Anne Engelhart

Scanlan, Esther Meader, 1932- . Papers of Esther Meader Scanlan, 1959-2002: A Container List
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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