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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 58

Papers of Margaret Carter Metcalf, 1937-1946


Papers of Margaret Carter Metcalf, containing lists of furnishings, correspondence, drawings, and floor plans.


  • Creation: 1937-1946

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Margaret Carter Metcalf 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.


.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

The collection consists of lists of furnishings, correspondence re: gifts and purchases with donors, college officers, and retailers. Also included are the drawings of furniture and room plans. #1.16 was removed from the Radcliffe Alumnae Pamphlets collection and added in June 2018.


Margaret Carter Metcalf, Chairman of the Committee on furnishings (1937-1946?), arranged the furnishing of newly constructed buildings, and the regular refurnishing of college dormitories and offices. Among the buildings included are Cabot Hall, the Health Center, and the Woman's Rights Collection room in Longfellow Hall.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R80-52

This collection was received by the Archives from South House, August 1980.

Processing Information

Processed: September 1980

By: Jane S. Knowles

Updated and additional material added: June 2018

By: Anne Engelhart

Metcalf, Margaret Carter. Papers of Margaret Carter Metcalf, 1937-1946: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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