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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 988

Papers of Charlotte Cusack, 1922-1935


Correspondence, diary, and paper dolls created by Charlotte Cusack.


  • Creation: 1922-1935


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Charlotte Cusack 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 papers of Charlotte Cusack contain letters to Charlotte from friends and boyfriends during her teenage years, paper dolls Charlotte made in 1922, and a diary documenting the summer of 1922, when Charlotte was 16 years old.


Chalotte Cusack, daughter of George F. and Mary C. (Johnson) Cusack, was born December 11, 1905, in Buffalo, New York. She studied industrial arts at Buffalo Technical High School, graduating in 1923. She received a teaching degree from the Buffalo School of Fine Arts in 1927, and took art classes at the Berkshire Summer School in 1929. She married Fred O. Patterson in 1930. She died July 25, 1995.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2019-M53

The papers of Charlotte Cusack were acquired from Eclectibles in March 2019.

Processing Information

Processed: March 2019

By: Johanna Carll

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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