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COLLECTION Identifier: A-55

Papers of Grace Parthenia Atwell, 1886-1944


Theater programs, etc., of actress Grace Parthenia Atwell.


  • Creation: 1886-1944

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Grace Parthenia Atwell 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) plus 1 oversize scrapbook)

Mainly theater programs and newspapers clippings reviewing the plays in which Miss Atwell acted. Born and educated in Boston, Miss Atwell's first stage appearance was with the Boston Museum, after which she was associated with many stock companies, acting with Richard Mansfield, Joseph Haworth, Charles Barron, and Edwin Mordant, whom she married in 1906.

Volume 5 contains her own estimate of many of the productions in which she acted.


Grace Parthenia Atwell was an actress born and educated in Boston. Her first stage appearance was with the Boston Museum, after which she was associated with many stock companies. In 1906, she married fellow actor, Edwin Mordant.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 46-5

Gift of Inez Haynes Irwin, Scituate, Massachusetts in June and September 1945.


  1. Box 1: Vols. 1-2
  2. Box 2: Vols. 4-5
Atwell, Grace Parthenia. Papers of Grace Parthenia Atwell, 1886-1944: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women
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Repository Details

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