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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 61

Radcliffe Rambler collection, 1928-1930


Scrapbooks, financial records, etc., documenting the Radcliffe Rambler, a book wagon selling books and advertising Radcliffe College in New England during the summer.


  • 1928-1930

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the Radcliffe Rambler 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.


.42 linear feet (1 file box)
This collection includes the projected plan for a Radcliffe Book Wagon and the story of its life, 1928-1930. Material from the Radcliffe Alumnae Pamphlet Collection was added to #1 in June 2018.


Two alumae, Barbara Nolen Strong '24 and Margaret Follen '28 had the idea of stocking a truck with 1000 books, equally divided between fiction and juveniles, and traveling during July and August in the New England area selling them. To advertise Radcliffe, the bookwagon bore the Radcliffe name and was painted red, carried Radcliffe catalogues, had Radcliffe bookmarks for each book sold, and if the books had to be mailed, used the Radcliffe seal on the envelope.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R78-43

This collection was removed from the Dean of Residence file in November 1978.


The photograph was removed to RG XX, series 2.

Processing Information

Processed: September, 1980

By: Bert Hartry and Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Updated and additional material added: June 2018

By: Anne Engelhart
Link to catalog
Radcliffe Rambler collection, 1928-1930: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Repository Details

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