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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 990

Papers of Rachel Hall, 1930-1978 (inclusive), 1953-1975 (bulk)


Letters and notes documenting Rachel Hall's experiences teaching and living in Iran and Turkey from the 1950s to the 1970s.


  • 1930-1978
  • Majority of material found within 1953-1975

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Rachel Hall 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.


.21 linear feet ((1/2 file box) plus 1 photograph folder)

Collection contains letters and notes documenting Rachel Hall's experiences teaching and living in Iran and Turkey from the 1950s to the 1970s.


Rachel Hall, daughter of William H. and Gertrude Hall, was born in Beirut, Syria, July 19, 1905. She graduated from Smith College in 1927. Hall taught at a school run by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in Tehran, Iran (1953-1954), the Burgundy Farm Country Day School in Alexandria, Virginia, and the Community School of Robert College in Istanbul (1967-1970). For several years following her retirement, she lived in Bodrum, Turkey. She died January 3, 2008, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 88-M7, 88-M17

The papers of Rachel Hall were given to the Schlesinger Library by Rachel Hall in 1988.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Anne Avantaggio Meyer Interviews, 1968-1987 (87-M39--89-M212; T-198).

Processing Information

Processed: April 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.

Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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